Free SAP SD Training
Today we decided to start a very interesting endeavor – create Free SAP SD Training Course that is completely online. This course will cover all the standard aspects of SAP SD (Sales and Distribution) module of SAP ERP system, and perhaps we will even try to touch some of more advanced topics in configuration, extension, and debugging of SAP SD. This training course will be created by an expert SAP SD consultant with 10 years of experience of working on numerous SAP implementation, roll-out, and sustain projects.
We know that there are already a lot of SAP SD training courses out there. First of all, SAP Education offers its own official training courses. They available both with classroom delivery and online (see our post about classroom vs online training). The main problem is that these courses are so expensive that very few people can actually afford them. So, unless your SAP training is paid by your employer, you probably will not consider training courses offered by SAP Education. Apart from SAP Education, there are hundreds of independent companies and freelancers that offer SAP training for lower prices. We even created a special directory on our website that lists most of the companies offering SAP SD training. Finally, if you search the Internet, you will find thousands of websites with online tutorials about learning SAP SD.
So, why do we still want to create this SAP SD course if so many alternatives (paid and free) already exist? 🙂 Three reasons:
- Paid courses are expensive and not everyone can afford them. As a result, SAP becomes a closed world where not everybody can enter. But we believe in free education and want to offer it to everybody.
- Free SAP courses and tutorials that one can find on the web are really not good. So, one cannot actually learn anything from them.
- We came up with a great idea how to make SAP training more effective and useful for real-life situations. The idea is to use SAP Best Practices for structuring the training and explanation of concepts.
How to Follow Our Training Course
We are going to start our training course today and continue adding new lessons on a weekly basis. So, if you decide to join our course, it will be really easy to do it in your free time because regular study will not take much time. You don’t need to register anywhere. Our SAP SD course is available online and for everybody completely free of charge.
Syllabus and Structure
As we mentioned above, we decided to base this course on SAP Best Practices. SAP Best Practices are preconfigured packages with standard business processes that are considered to be the best way to manage these business processes in SAP ERP software. Besides configuration and master data these packages contain documentation with guidance about implementation of these packages in SAP.
How to Access SAP Best Practices Documentation
Since this course is based on SAP Best Practices, you will often need to refer to them. SAP website is sometimes difficult to navigate and also they often change URLs of pages. First, go to SAP Help portal. Next, navigate as shown on the screenshot below.
This tutorial will be based on Best Practices for SAP ECC 6.0. You need to click this node in the menu and select the latest version of baseline SAP Best practices package on the next screen. The baseline package is localised for different countries. They are slightly different but 90% of business processes are the same. In this free SAP SD training, we will be using the baseline package for Russia (as an example) because this country has fairly standard logistics processes and we recently executed an implementation project for a company from this country.
Syllabus of Free SAP SD Training
Our free SAP SD training will be organised around important business processes in sales and distribution. These business processes (there are 20 in total) are documented in SAP Best Practices and each week we will look at one of them. Just click on the title of a business process to be taken to the page with the training module related to this process. Each training module will include business background for this process (which is very important to understand because good functional SAP consultants know both IT and business aspects of using SAP) and technical explanation about configuration in SAP that is necessary for implementation of this business process.
The links below will appear gradually as we create this course. So, if there is no link, it means that we have not developed this training module yet. Please be patient and subscribe for our newsletter to be notified about updates.
Module 1: Getting Started with SAP SD
Tutorial 1.1: SAP SD Organizational Structure
Tutorial 1.2: How to Create SAP SD Inquiry
Tutorial 1.3: How to Create SAP SD Quotation
Tutorial 1.4: How to Create SAP SD Contract
Tutorial 1.5: How to Create SAP SD Sales Order
Tutorial 1.6: How to Create a Scheduling Agreement in SAP SD
Module 2: SAP SD Master Data
Tutorial 2.1: SAP Customer Master Data
Tutorial 2.2: SAP SD Material Master
Tutorial 2.3: SAP Customer-Material Info Record
Tutorial 2.4: SAP SD Conditions Master Data
Tutorial 2.5: SAP SD Output Master Data
Module 3: SAP SD Sales Customizing
Tutorial 3.1: SAP SD Sales Document Types
Tutorial 3.2: SAP SD Item Categories
Tutorial 3.3: SAP Sales Organization
Tutorial 3.4: SAP Distribution Channel
Tutorial 3.5: SAP SD Division
Tutorial 3.6: SAP Sales Area
Tutorial 3.7: SAP Sales Office
Tutorial 3.8: SAP Sales Group
Tutorial 3.9: SAP Shipping Point
Module 10: SAP SD Business Processes
- Sales Quotation Business Process in SAP
- Sales Order Processing: Sale from Stock
- Sales Processing Using Third Party (without Shipping Notification)
- Sales Processing using Third Party (w. Shipping Notification)
- Free of Charge Delivery
- Credit Management
- Returns and Complaints
- Advanced Customer Returns Management
- Sales Order Processing for Prospect
- Sales of Non-stock Item with Order Specific Procurement
- Debit Memo Processing
- Foreign Trade Export Processing
- Customer Consignment Processing
- Returnables Processing
- Cross-Company Sales Order Processing
- Sales Order Processing with Customer Down Payment
- Sales Third-Party Process with Subcontracting
- Sales: Period End Closing Operations
- Credit Memo Processing
- Sales Order Processing with Collective Billing
- SAP SD Tables
Your Questions and Feedback
When studying this free SAP SD course you will certainly have some questions and feedback. Since we are experienced SAP consultants, some things and concepts seem to be obvious for us but it might not be the case for beginners in the SAP world. Please don’t be shy and ask your questions using the comments sections that are located at the bottom of each page with training materials.
We hope that you enjoy learning SAP SD with us! 🙂