Sites - The Retail terminology for the "Plants" from the core SAP modules. The Sites are the most important organisation unit in SAP IS-Retail because the sites perform the additional roles of Customers and Vendors depending on their site category. The Site Categories defined in SAP are - Distribution Center & Store. To create a site you need to have a site profile for the same and this profile is the key factor in differentiating between the Distribution Center and the Store. In this tutorial we'll see how to create a Site profile and subsequently create a site based on the profile.

When you create a site master record, you have to specify a site profile. Site profiles are used to differentiate site categories (distribution center or store) and control maintenance functions.


The following site profiles are available:

  • Distribution center

  • Store without internal settlement

    All transactions in the supply chain in this case take place within the same company code. From the point of view of the distribution center, no sales transaction takes place. The system therefore switches off the sales and billing screens in this case.

  • Store with internal settlement

    From the point of view of the distribution center, sales transactions involve different company codes. The sales and billing screens are available.

  • Store with external settlement

    Stores that do not belong to the company are supplied by the distribution center.

  • Wholesale customer

    This is a normal customer that is created as a site so that you can use site functions (for example, allocation tables, promotions, receiving points).

  • Franchisee

    A franchisee is a merchant who operates as an independent company funded by equity capital and offers goods or services using a standardized marketing strategy in stores owned by a franchiser.


Site profiles are assigned accounts groups (customer/vendor) and site categories (distribution center or store). The account groups mainly control number assignment and screen modification.


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