Customer vendor integration

Smooth transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

Make the transition easier with Customer Vendor Integration

In order to enable a smooth transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA, users should first switch to the new master data object, the SAP Business Partner. Customer and supplier master data is stored here in a consolidated form. In order to ensure that the different data is correctly synchronized, connected systems that are supplied with the master data are important.

One system component is the Customer Vendor Integration (CVI), which compares the business partner data with the associated customer and vendor data and consolidates this data in the business partner master record. An S/4HANA implementation must take one of two approaches:
Brownfield or Greenfield implementation.
No matter which approach you choose, business partners must be used as the leading master data object and single entry point for maintaining customers and suppliers.


Are you in the process of migrating to SAP S/4HANA or a SAP S/4HANA implementation?
Here are the operations you should know before you start CVI:



Make sure that the use cases are clearly mapped - various parameters should be defined with the departments, such as relationships or grouping characteristics. The master data concept must cover the actual use cases.



Plan training for all affected employees - to avoid mistakes and uncertainties, all employees in your company should be trained in the changeover.



Start several test runs - check within several attempts whether the master data quality is sufficient. Here, for example, it should be checked that the postal address of the customer and the supplier match. Note that the two master records should be linked in a SAP table so that they can be smoothly transferred to the new ERP system.

You have further questions?

Do not hesitate to contact our SAP experts to guarantee a smooth implementation.
We are happy to assist you with the experience of numerous successfully completed CVI projects.

Customer vendor integration