SD Learning Journey

SAP SD Learning Journey

Whether you're a beginner in the world of SAP or an experienced super user, there's always something to learn, especially when using SAP for sales and distribution tasks. Use these resources from SAP PRESS (books, blog posts, and videos) to develop your own career and take the next (or first!) steps into the world of SAP SD.

What Is SD?

SD is an abbreviation that stands for Sales and Distribution. It focuses on the tasks that users do to sell finished products or raw materials to customers, and how those products are then dispatched to the customers.

Getting Started with SAP SD

Key Functionality of SAP S/4HANA Sales

Benefits of SAP S/4HANA Sales

If you've been using SAP ERP SD in the past, you may be wondering what SAP S/4HANA brings to the table, especially with maintenance for SAP ERP ending in 2027. This blog post will teach you all you need to know.

SAP Fiori Apps for SAP S/4HANA SD

SD Functionality Enabled by SAP Fiori

SAP Fiori is the default UI of the SAP S/4HANA system. In contrast to menu path navigation, SAP Fiori provides users with applications to use, similar to those found on your smartphone. Learn more about SD apps in this blog post.

SAP S/4HANA Sales Architecture Overview

SAP S/4HANA Sales Architecture Overview

The SAP S/4HANA Sales line of business covers a wide variety of sales processes, offering very flexible business configuration for integration with procurement, logistics, and finance. In this blog post, explore the architecture.

Configuring Sales in SAP S/4HANA

Configuring Sales in SAP S/4HANA

Looking to get SAP S/4HANA Sales up and running? This book has all the expert guidance you need! Start with the organizational structure and master data, including customer-vendor integration. Then follow click-by-click instructions to configure your key SD processes: pricing, sales order management, ATP and supply protection, shipping, billing, and more. Including SAP Fiori reports and KPIs, this is your all-in-one sales resource!
Sales and Distribution wit

Sales and Distribution with SAP S/4HANA: Business User Guide

Master the ins and outs of running sales and distribution in your SAP S/4HANA system. Follow step-by-step instructions, workflow diagrams, and system screenshots to complete your critical tasks and keep the sales pipeline moving. Learn how to create a quotation, change a sales document, cancel a delivery, and more. Your SAP S/4HANA sales manual is here!

Thinking About a Career in SAP SD?

Thinking About a Career in SAP SD?

Let SAP SD consultant Christian van Helfteren fill you in:

"The ideal skillset for an independent consultant is a functional or technical skill that is in demand. That is often knowledge of the latest and greatest version of the system. You may need to take gigs that are less than ideal to have exposure to the latest tech. This is worth it. You will need to learn fast, and never stop studying. Read up whenever you can. I’ve found great reward in being an SAP consultant, and I hope you find it worth it as well."

In this video, become familiar with how SAP PRESS books can help you on your SAP sales and distribution journey.

Whether you're working with the older SAP ERP SD solution or have moved on to SAP S/4HANA Sales, we have something for you! 

These books are the perfect resource to consult; they're all available as printed books as well as e-books for easier reading on the go!

Take the Next Steps in Learning SAP SD

ATP Checks in SAP S/4HANA Sales

Set Up User Types in SAP HANA

An available-to-promise (ATP) check runs whenever you need to check for inventory availability in SAP S/4HANA; in this blog post, we focus on using ATP checks for sales orders. Learn more by reading at the link below.

How to Create a New Business Partner in SAP S/4HANA Sales

SAP S/4HANA Business Partners

A business partner in SAP S/4HANA is someone who does business with your company, i.e. a buyer or a seller, or even someone who does both. In this blog post, you'll learn how to create a new business partner two different ways.

Pricing with SAP SD: How to Perform Mass Change and Creation of Condition Records

Tools for SAP HANA Administration

SAP SD makes use of condition records to provide the prices of products in individual instances—such as coupons. This results in plenty of conditions to maintain. In this post, learn how to perform mass changes to this data.

SAP S/4HANA Sales and Distribution Q&A with Authors James Olcott and Jon Simmonds - Video

Authors of our business user guide to SD with SAP S/4HANA, James Olcott and Jon Simmonds, took an hour to teach viewers about SAP S/4HANA Sales. They also answered viewer questions about the suite and how it can be used for sales and distribution.

Integrating Sales and Distribution in SAP S/4HANA

Integrating Sales and Distribution in SAP S/4HANA

To run sales and distribution smoothly in SAP S/4HANA, you need to manage integration points with other lines of business. Learn how to set them up with this guide to SD integration! Start by assessing the organizational structure and master data shared by sales and peripheral processes. Then follow step-by-step instructions to configure each sales integration point with materials management, finance, revenue recognition, billing, and production planning. A seamlessly integrated SD system awaits!

Show Off Your Knowledge with SAP SD Certification

SAP S/4HANA Sales Certification Guide

SAP S/4HANA Sales Certification Guide: Application Associate Exam

Preparing for your sales or sales upskilling exam? Make the grade with this SAP S/4HANA Sales certification study guide! From availability checks to shipping, this guide will review the key technical and functional knowledge you need to pass the test. Explore test methodology, key concepts for each topic area, and practice questions and answers. Your path to sales certification begins here!

How to Change and Display a Sales Order Document in SAP S/4HANA with SAP Fiori

Data Provisioning Terms Needed to Know for SAP HANA

As mentioned earlier in this learning journey, in SAP S/4HANA,  SAP Fiori apps provide the functionality to do things such as create or access sales documents. The steps in this blog post walk through how to use the SAP Fiori apps for these purposes.

First Steps in SAP S/4HANA How to Display Sales Data in the Material Master

How to Display Sales Data in the Material Master

Before you create your first sales order in SAP S/4HANA, you’ll want to find out about the material you’re selling in that order. You can do this by consulting the material master. In this blog post, we'll show you how to get to the master and look at data.

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Whether you’re just starting your SAP SD journey or are ready to take the next steps, these books will help you dive right in. Learn how to configure SD with Configuring Sales in SAP S/4HANA and Configuring Sales and Distribution in SAP ERP. Get step-by-step user instructions with Sales and Distribution with SAP S/4HANA: Business User Guide and Sales and Distribution in SAP ERP: Business User Guide. Dive into more advanced topics with books like Available-to-Promise with SAP S/4HANA, and prepare for certification with SAP S/4HANA Sales Certification Guide.

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