SAP MM module is a part of logistics and it helps the customer in managing end to end procurements and logistics business process. Main features of this module are requisitions, purchase orders, goods receipt, accounts payable, inventory management, BOM's and master raw material, finished goods etc.
Purchase orders are legal document issued as commitment to the vendor to supply mentioned material in the specified quantity along with shipping details and specification. The authorized vendors list is displayed while creating purchase order as per material and plant of the organization.
Goods receipt in SAP MM module is made against the purchase order issued to the vendor. The goods receipt affects warehouse, inventory management, and FI and CO modules of SAP.
Accounts payable component of SAP MM module handles accounting data of all vendors by recording the transaction of goods. Deliveries and invoices are managed according to vendors and this component is an integral part of sales management and cash management, it keeps them updated by making automatic postings of all the transactions. Inventory management helps the customer user in managing inventory as per items purchased, sold and kept in stock. It provides optimum support for business processes and handles creation of orders, delivery notes and outgoing invoices. It also automatically updates price, create sales units and calculating gross profit.