As an SAP-using company, you will inevitably be faced with the changeover from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA in the course of the next few years! Regardless of the approach chosen for the changeover to S/4HANA, the introduction of business partners and their use as debtors or creditors is essential.

In SAP, a business partner (BP) stands for a person, an organization, or a group of persons or organizations in which a company has a business interest.

In the CRM context, this therefore primarily refers to companies and contact persons. If you are using itmX crm under SAP ECC with opportunities mapped as customers, the opportunities must also be mapped as corresponding business partners in SAP S/4HANA. As of today, the conversion must already take place on the SAP side under SAP ECC. This means that the business partners are already created in SAP ECC so that they can then be migrated to SAP S/4HANA during the changeover.

To create the business partners, the so-called Customer Vendor Integration (CVI for short) must be set according to your requirements and needs.

In order to be able to assess and decide how to set the Customer Vendor, the following topics must be considered by you, your implementation partner and itmX:

Business Partner im SAP

The changeover of the business partners must already take place in SAP ECC

By answering these questions, it is also possible to derive estimates regarding the scope and duration of preparatory and follow-up tasks.

To ensure that all these questions can be clarified, it is important that you address the topic of business partners in good time before the planned conversion to SAP S/4HANA and bring the relevant people to the table.

To do this, let us arrange an appointment at an early stage to clarify the questions regarding business partners and CVI together with you and, if necessary, your implementation partner.

The itmX crm suite is SAP S/4HANA certified.

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Stefan Eller
Stefan EllerCRM Evangelist und Geschäftsführer itmX
Stefan ist Visionär, Innovator und CRM-Evangelist der ersten Stunde. Bereits seit den frühen 90er Jahren bewegen ihn die Themenbereiche Marketing, Vertrieb und Service. Des Weiteren begleiten ihn die Themen Integration und User Experience seit Beginn seiner Karriere.