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Difference between ECC 4.7 and ECC 6 (SD Module)

Kunal Gharal
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Hello all,


I am very much new in SAP. Need to know a diiference between ECC 4.7 and ECC 6. I am conversent with ECC 6. Please help.

I have read Release Note of ECC 6. But unable to understand.

(Please note that, i havent used ECC 4.7 till date),




  • Re: Difference between ECC 4.7 and ECC 6 (SD Module)
    G Lakshmipathi
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    Dear Kunal


    Please make a search in this forum.  You will get lot of inputs from there.  This particular topic was discussed many times.



    G. Lakshmipathi

  • Re: Difference between ECC 4.7 and ECC 6 (SD Module)
    Mohan Phani Krishna Bobba
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    Hi Kunal,


    In the SAP 4.7 is having only R/3 System Intregartion.


    Where as above 5.0 we have My SAP whcich includes all the RFCS of BIW ,CRM ,SCM, SRM itregartion into one.


    you can Just Plug in all the other systems which can get connected and have mutlual interfacing.


    In the CUstomizing of the SD enterprise structue Every thing is same only in the assignment part the assignment is user frendly and not as the EC01 overveiw you have to assign.


    Next there are various addins in the Basic Functions ...


    The Taxes CIN versions come as a intregarted packages.


    There is not many changes in the interfacing screens.




    These are the functionalities additionally available in ECC6.0 for the SD/LE module.



    Archiving Objects

    The most frequently used archiving objects have been reworked so that they now correspond to a uniform standard.


    Business Benefit

    This has two main advantages: The archiving objects can be used uniformly in archiving projects, and accessing archived data across different applications has been improved.




    SAP ERP provides powerful e-commerce capabilities that can be expanded in an easy, cost-effective manner in line with business growth. Organizations can run a complete sales process on the Internet, and provide business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) customers with personalized and interactive online self-services.


    Business Benefit


    Increased revenues

    SAP ERP enables businesses to use the Internet as a profitable channel for sales and interaction. Web shops can be easily integrated.



    Improved customer service

    SAP ERP provides a convenient, easy-to-use experience, supporting customers with online product configuration, shopping basket features, product availability checks, and secure transactions as well as order status and tracking.



    Simplified sales processes

    SAP ERP supports a variety of end-to-end sales processes with easy-to-use interactive self-services for customers.



    Reduced total cost of ownership

    E-commerce in SAP ERP is fully integrated with existing SAP ERP processes and systems, making it possible to leverage existing investments to support e-commerce activities.



    Mobile Sales for Handhelds

    SAP ERP enables sales professionals to access front- and back-office business processes and to manage critical sales activities in the field using standard PDAs or other handheld devices (including those with bar code scanners). In this area, SAP ERP provides the following functions:



    Customer management

    With SAP ERP, sales professionals may enter, view, and modify detailed customer information, and view sales order history for each customer.



    Sales order management

    SAP ERP enables sales staff to take sales orders via bar code scanners; search, create, and modify sales orders; and list or sort sales order partners.



    Material management

    Support for material management for mobile sales enables staff to view material lists or details for a specific material, search material, and display customer-specific prices.


    Business Benefit


    Increased data entry accuracy

    Using bar code and RFID technologies instead of keystrokes ensures that data is entered rapidly and without errors.



    Simplified and accelerated processes

    By enabling sales professionals to create orders in the field, SAP ERP speeds order entry and fulfillment.



    Reduced data maintenance and administrative burden

    Because data from the field is entered directly in SAP ERP, it is not necessary to reenter field information in back-office or other systems.



    Resource-Related Down Payments and Billing


    Supports creation of down-payment requests analogous to the functions offered by resource-related billing

    Enables organizations to bill the requesting company code for services provided via a resource-related billing document


    Business Benefit

    This new feature simplifies billing of services between different organizational units.



    SAP Beverage Functions Available for the Consumer Products Industry

    As of SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) 5.00, the following functions from the SAP beverage industry solution are available for the consumer products industry:



    SAP ECC 5.00, consumer products (EA-CP 500)

    Material sorting

    Extra charge

    Empties management

    Part load lift orders

    Pendulum list indirect sales

    Sales returns

    Excise duty



    SAP ECC 5.00, supply chain management extension (EA-SCM 500)

    Direct store delivery back-end

    Master data

    Visit control

    Transportation planning (including loading units, aggregation categories)

    Vehicle space optimization

    Output control (including valuated delivery note)

    Route accounting (including tour data entry, cash payer, route settlement)



    SAP ECC 5.00, industry-specific sales enhancements (EA-ISSE 500)

    Extended rebate processing


    Business Benefit

    SAP beverage functions available.



    Credit Management

    Integrating sales and distribution (SD) credit management with SAP Credit Management application:

    With SAP ERP 6.0 application, you can also use SAP Credit Management in SAP Financial Supply Chain Management set of applications (FIN-FSCM-CR) to perform all credit checks and commitment updates for all areas of sales (SD-BF-CM).

    In SAP Credit Management, you can update the data from multiple systems. This enables you to execute credit checks with consistent data in distributed systems, too. Furthermore, you can connect to external credit information providers by extensible markup language (XML) interfaces. Alternatively, you can continue to use SD Credit Management (SD-BF-CM).


    Business Benefit

    Integrated SD Credit Management with SAP Credit Management.



    E-Commerce: Catalog Management

    As of SAP ERP 6.0 application, you must carry out product catalog replication from your ERP solution to the Text Retrieval and Information Extraction (TREX) server for use in the Web shop, using the report ISA_CATALOG_REPLICATION.


    Business Benefit

    Improved catalog management



    E-Commerce: Quotation and Order Management


    Order creation with reference to a contract that has been displayed

    Lock of sales documents to avoid concurrent access during the order change process

    Display of bills of material in the shopping basket

    Free goods processing

    Processing of grid products for the SAP Apparel and Footwear application

    One-step business order processing

    Selection of multiple transaction types in the shopping basket

    Credit card support in business-to-business (B2B) Web shop

    Material number format conversion

    Maintenance of delivery priority in the shopping basket (B2B)

    Document search for all documents across all sales areas

    Interprocess communication-characteristic value display in basket and order confirmation


    Business Benefit


    Reduces errors and offers better data consistency

    Faster order creation process

    Encourages use of profitable sales interaction channel

    Reduces administrative tasks by automating quotations and orders management

    Improves customer satisfaction and retention by delivering accurate information to customers



    E-Commerce: Selling Over eBay

    Creation and management of product listings on eBay leverages the e-commerce order management and fulfillment capabilities of the SAP ERP application by easily tying existing tax, pricing, shipping, and payment configurations to post-auction processing. Enhancements in 2005: * You can use the business-to-consumer (B2C) checkout instead of the eBay checkout. With the B2C checkout, you can maximize cross-selling and up-selling opportunities by leveraging B2C functionality, determine tax and shipping using the elaborate methodologies available through condition techniques in SAP ERP 6.0. * E-mail notification scenario: winner notification to keep the auction winner updated with the status of the auction and of his or her order * Monitoring through features such as single-activity trace (SAT), heartbeat, and logging * Creation and publishing of multiple-item auctions and manual retraction of winners


    Business Benefit

    E-Commerce selling over eBay offers organizations integration of their existing SAP ERP applications with the worldu2019s largest online marketplace to create and manage listings on eBay. The new feature helps: - Increase e-commerce revenues - Streamline and leverage existing order management and fulfillment capabilities



    E-Commerce: User Management


    Web-based user management for business-to-business internet users

    Assignment of authorization roles to users in web-based user management

    Automatic migration of SU05 to SU01 internet users


    Business Benefit

    Improved user management



    Enterprise Services in Sales Order Management

    Please check in the Enterprise Services Workplace site which enterprise services are available for sales order management on the SAP Developer Network site (www.sdn.sap.com).


    Business Benefit

    Enterprise services available for sales order management.



    Internet Pricing and Configurator (IPC)

    The IPC is enhanced and integrated to allow configuration within the sales documents of the SAP ERP application reusing existing model data while leveraging its improved functionality and advanced user interface within SAP ERP.


    Business Benefit

    Use one configurator across mSAP ERP andSAP CRM application scenarios including Internet sales scenarios to allow for improved functionality and an optimized user interface while reducing total cost of ownership.



    Price Catalog (PRICAT) u2013 Inbound Processing (Retail)

    Inbound message processing of PRICAT essages:

    As of SAP ERP Central Component enterprise extension retail 6.0 (EA-RET 600) component, you can create and change article data automatically, or in an interface for mass data handling. The system takes both single and generic articles and bills of material and prices into account.


    Business Benefit

    Improved PRICAT inbound processing



    Rebate Condition Records Using Scales

    As of SAP ERP 6.0 application, you can set up rebate agreements so that the scale base value and the rebate scale level is derived from the total sales volume of multiple condition records. You do this by grouping condition records in the rebate agreement.


    Business Benefit

    Improvement in using scales for rebate agreements



    SAP Role u2013 Internal Sales Representative

    SAP role u2013 internal sales representative

    This role delivers all the functions to fulfill the requirements of an internal sales representative. This includes tasks such as answering phone calls from customers and prospective customers, processing incoming inquiries and sales orders, and preparing quotations and sales contracts.


    Target group

    The responsibilities of an internal sales representative (or customer service representative) include the following:


    Answering phone calls from customers and prospective customers

    Answering product, price, and order status related questions

    Processing incoming inquiries and sales orders

    Preparing quotations and sales contracts

    Taking sales orders and ensuring successful order processing u2013 for example, taking care of the completeness of sales documents, releasing delivery-blocked orders, and so on

    Support for the outside sales force u2013 for example, checking on quotations, updating customer master data, and so on

    Preparing reports and sales analyses for the sales manager and the sales team


    Work overview

    This work center gives you an overview of your daily work and gives you easy access to your most important tasks.


    Sales documents

    This work center allows you to work on all your sales documents. You can create and maintain inquiries, quotations, sales orders, sales contracts, scheduling agreements, and billing documents.


    Order fulfillment

    This work center allows you to monitor order fulfillment. You can display deliveries, backorders, and shipments, and can check product availability.


    Master data

    This work center enables you to work on all your master data. You can create and maintain business partners, customer agreements, prices and conditions, and products.


    Business Benefit


    Improves efficiency and effectiveness through the personalization of the information

    Accelerates sales order entry

    Accelerates access to current workload

    Accelerates sales analyses.




  • Re: Difference between ECC 4.7 and ECC 6 (SD Module)
    vamsidhar javaji
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    Use T.Code so99, you can get the information on every module.



    Vamsi Javaji.

  • Re: Difference between ECC 4.7 and ECC 6 (SD Module)
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    You can use the following link to compare all the versions of SAP.



  • Re: Difference between ECC 4.7 and ECC 6 (SD Module)
    Amit Yadav
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    Dear Kunal,




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    Best Regards,




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