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Configuring SAP® ERP Sales and Distribution by Ashutosh Mutsaddi, Kapil Sharma

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Chapter 3: Master Data in SD

Master data is any information that plays a key role in the core operation of a business. It may include data about clients and customers, employees, suppliers, products, and so on. Master data is typically shared by multiple users and groups. Hence, it is important to consult with the entire organization when you set it up. When you enter transaction data, the master data is copied over. This saves a lot of time and effort in data entry and ensures the consistency of information.

Master data comes in several types. The customer master and material master are the most important types and are the focus of our discussion in this chapter. In fact, all the subsequent chapters in this book will refer to topics in master ...

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