Configuring Serial Number Management (BLL)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Configure serial number management (BLL)

Master Data for Serial Number Management (BLL)

Required Master Data Scripts

BNE - Create Supplier MasterA supplier or vendor is a business partner which delivers and sells goods and services to your organization. A business partner can be a supplier and a customer at the same time if, for example, your supplier also buys goods from you.

A supplier master holds information about the supplier such as their name, address, bank details, tax details and billing preferences. This supplier information is used and stored in transactions such as purchase orders, goods receipts and supplier invoices. Some supplier information is specific to a particular company (known as company code) or purchasing unit (known as purchasing organization) within your organization.

Configuration Apps for Serial Number Management (BLL)

Configuration Apps

Configuration Apps are the Self-Service Configuration User Interfaces (SSC UIs) in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition application Manage Your Solution > Configure Your Solution.
Application AreaApplication SubareaConfiguration Item NameConfiguration Item IDConfiguration StepConfiguration ApproachCategoryGlobal, Country Dependent, or Localized
LogisticsSerial Number ManagementGeneral Settings500253Determine Serial Number ProfilesUse Configuration Step in Configure Your SolutionRecommendedGlobal

Determine Serial Number Profiles


In this step, you define serial number profiles and allocate them to equipment categories. The serial number profile* (table T377) is required in order to be able to flag objects of a material with serial numbers. The serial number profile controls the following:

  • The serialization transactions for the profile define the transactions for which serialization is possible.
  • Serial number usage defines whether serialization is mandatory or optional.
  • The equipment required function specifies whether a piece of equipment is required.
  • The serial number profile can be allocated to different transactions with different parameterization.
  • The equipment category distinguishes individual pieces of equipment* according to their usage.
If you marked serial number allocation as mandatory in the delivery, goods issue for items which require serial numbers cannot be posted if it has not been assigned serial number.


  1. Create a serial number profile by entering an alphanumeric key with a maximum of four characters as well as a description.
  2. Choose Serialization transactions.
  3. With Table view -> Other view , you reach the data screen on which you can define the serial number usage and equipment required.
  4. In addition, specify whether the allocation of the serial number should be carried out mandatorily or optionally. If serial numbers are not required, they can be created during document processing.
  5. Enter the equipment category for serial numbers.

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