The material master is the central source for material-specific data in a company. It is used in all areas of logistics. By combining all material data in a single database object, redundancy is prevented. All areas, such as Purchasing, Sales, Inventory Management, Material Requirements Planning, and Shipping, can share the stored data.
In a company, different departments work with material data, and each department records different data for a material.
Have a look at the overview to see examples of user departments reflected in the material master record.
The views you can select and maintain when creating a material depend on the material type. In the standard version of SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition, for example, the Sales and Work scheduling views are not supported for raw materials, while the Purchasing view is not available for finished products.
The material master data is not only structured in views, but also organized according to the company's organizational structure.
Select the tabs below to learn more about the structure of material master data.