In SAP Business ByDesign, setting an org unit as a company automatically generates a corresponding business partner.
You have created your organizational structure and activated it, but noticed that for some companies, the business partner ID is the same as the org unit's ID, while for others, it is different.
SAP Business ByDesign
When you create and activate a new Company in the Organisational Management the corresponding business partner will be created with an internal ID determined as follows:
- If the business partner ID is provided in the Internal Business Partner ID field of the org unit, then upon activation, that ID will be used.
- If there is no business partner ID specified, then the org unit ID will be taken, as long as the org unit ID's length is ≤ 10 characters and as long as this org unit ID is within an external number range of the business partner maintained in the General Business Partners fine-tuning activity of the Business Configuration.
- Otherwise the business partner ID will be taken from the internal automatic number range maintained in the General Business Partners fine-tuning activity of the Business Configuration.
The system works as designed.
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