The SAP configuration cheat sheet contains:
SAP has three different configuration products. The most widely used component for handling configuration in SAP is SAP Variant Configuration (VC). SAP-VC, also known as LO-VC, is typically used for selling complex products that are stored in SAP ERP.
Internet Pricing and Configurator (IPC) is a more recent, Java-based version, of SAP-VC, purpose built for e-commerce.
Solution Sales Configuration (SSC) builds on IPC to offer more advanced configuration capabilities. Whereas VC and IPC are included with SAP ERP, SSC is licensed seperately and typically only relevant for very large enterprise organizations offering very complex products.
A list of acronyms and abbreviations you will typically notice when working with product configuration in SAP.
|ABAP||Advanced Business Application Programming – Language to program the SAP Application Server|
|ALE||Application Link Enabling – ALE exchanges messages across R/3 systems. ALE uses the IDOC-format|
|ATO||Assemble To Order|
|CSTIC||Characteristic – a variable in an SAP product model|
|CTO||Configure To Order|
|CWG||Configuration Work Group|
|DIMP||Discrete Industries and Mill Products|
|ECC||Enterprise Core Component – SAP ECC replaced the old R/3-architecture|
|ECM||Engineering Change Management|
|ETO||Engineer To Order|
|IDOC||Intermediate DOCuments – format to communicate between different SAP systems|
|IPC||Internet Pricing Configurator and Configurator – the Java-based SAP configurator|
|ISA||(SAP) Internet Sales Application – SAP web commerce application integrated against SAP ERP or SAP CRM|
|KBIF||Knowledge Base Interchange Format – an attempted XML-format for SAP product models|
|KMAT||Konfigurierbares MATerial – a configurable material in SAP|
|MTO||Make To Order|
|MTS||Make To Stock|
|Pfunction||A procedure type of variant functions that can refer to the configuration state using |
|PDR||SAP Product Data Replication (uses ALE)|
|PMEVC||Transaction to launch the Graphical Product Modeling Environment for the Variant Configurator|
|PP||Production Planning – a distinct functional module in SAP R/3|
|VMS||Vehicle Management System (vertical solution for the automotive industry)|
|VMC||Virtual Machine Container – an architecture supporting both ABAP and Java programming for|
|SAP||Virtual Machine Container – an architecture supporting both ABAP and Java programming for SAP|
A short list of typical transactions in SAP.
|CU02 (Dependency maintenance)||MM01/02 (Create/Maintain material)|
|CU22 (Dependency Net maintenance)||CL20N (assign objects to classes)|
|CU42 (Change configuration profile)||CL22N (class and child relation)|
|CU50 (Configuration)||CL24N (assign material to class)|
|CU60 (Variant table content)||CL02 (Class maintenance)|
|CUMODEL (Browse Product Model)||CT04 (Characteristic maintenance)|
|PVMEVC (Product Modeling Environment)||CS01/02 (Create/Maintain BOM)|