Adding Test Suppliers Inside S/4HANA System


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define the S/4HANA system configuration for system objects to incorporate additional suppliers into SAP Business Network by defining which configuration objects require adjustments. This will allow you to efficiently extend your supplier network within the S/4HANA system

Adjustments Inside the S/4HANA System

To establish a new supplier trade relationship within the S/4HANA system, several configurations require attention. These configurations are essential to ensure smooth transactions and collaborations with the new suppliers:

42K Scope Item Configuration

This step is critical for integrating new suppliers into your S/4HANA system. It involves specific actions such as:

  • Assigning Company Codes: It is crucial for mapping the new suppliers to the correct company codes within your system. This step is mandatory for Invoicing.
  • Assign Tax Codes: Updating tax codes with the new Supplier ID is considered optional but can enhance invoice processing.
  • Assign Program Parameters: The addition of a new Supplier ID to program parameters is optional and can be adjusted based on specific invoicing requirements.

Establishing Trade Relationships

Beyond the technical configurations within the S/4HANA system, it is equally important to formalize the trading relationship in the buyer account. This ensures that both parties have agreed on the terms and conditions of their business engagement, facilitating smoother transactions and collaborations.

Reference Materials

For additional information and step-by-step instructions on adjusting configuration objects, refer to the relevant chapters in the cookbook. These resources provide comprehensive guidance to support you through the configuration process.


By carefully adjusting the S/4HANA system configurations and establishing formal trading relationships in the buyer account, businesses can seamlessly expand their supplier network. These steps not only enable efficient transaction processing but also ensure compliance with invoicing requirements, laying a solid foundation for successful supplier integration.

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