SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

3262679 - Changed Purchase Order not sent for Re-approval

Symptom

You have created and ordered a Purchase Order that amounts to a value that does not meet the criteria for the Purchase Order Approval Process.

However, since you have changed the price and / or quantity of the sent Purchase Order so that it satisfies the criteria for the Purchase Order Approval Process, and then when selecting "Send Update" - the changed Purchase Order is not sent for Approval.

OR

You have created and ordered a Purchase Order that amounts to a value that does meet the criteria for the Purchase Order Approval Process.

You have since changed the Purchase Order to a value that still satisfies the criteria for the Purchase Order Approval Process, and then when selecting "Send Update" - the Purchase Order is not sent for Approval.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Create and Order a Purchase Order ABC.
  3. Purchase Order ABC becomes approved (if applicable) and then sent.
  4. Now change the amount of the Purchase Order to a value that satisfies the Approval Process criteria.
  5. Send Update
  6. Purchase Order approval is not triggered.

Cause

Customer can set a condition for re-approval.

They can specify a percentage of the net value and if this net value of purchase order changes and the change meets the percentage criteria then the re-approval is triggered.

However, the question "Do you want to use the header re-approval process for purchase orders?" must be scoped for this to work.

Resolution

>Go to Business Configuration Work Centre

>Implementation Projects view

>Select your relevant implementation project

>Navigate to "Questions"

>Select Purchasing > Purchase Request and Order Management > Purchase Orders

>Check the question: "Do you want to use the header re-approval process for purchase orders?" and Save.

Keywords

Purchase Order, Re-approval, changes has not triggered Approval, Purchase Order  Re-approval not Working , KBA , SRD-SRM-PRO , Purchase Requests and Orders , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign 2208