Business Partner

Technical name: 0BPARTNER

Use

A business partner is a natural person, organization, group of natural persons, or group of organizations in which a company has a business interest. A business partner may be a person (Mr. Tom Jones), organization (Electro Products Inc.), or group within a company (Sales dept. of Electro Products Inc).

A business partner can have several roles at one time. Roles are determined by role categories, e.g. ordering party, prospective customers, payer or payee.

A business partner can have relationships with other business partners. Relationships are determined by relationship categories, for example subsidiary of, contact person for, marriage or identical to.

A business partner can have more than one address. Addresses are determined using address types such as delivery address or correspondence address.

Using role determination, several business partners can be allocated to one business partner. Partner functions are used to define the rights and responsibilities of each partner type in a business transaction. A business partner can be defined as a payee for another business partner. Partner

Technical data

Available from Release

4.0

Data element

 

Reference characteristic

N/A

External hierarchy

N/A

Navigation attribute

InfoObject

Description

0BPARTNER__0IND_CODE

0IND_CODE

Industry code

BPARTNER__0POSTCD_GIS0BPARTNER__0POSTCD_GIS

 

Country

0COUNTRY

The country where the business partner reside.

Region

0REGION

The region or state where the business partner reside.

Customer

0CUSTOMER

A customer business partner may be define for various roles such as a sold-to-party, bill-to-party and payer. A link may be establish between the sold-to customer master and a payer customer. In such situation, the invoice will be sent to the payer customer while the goods will be shipped to the sold-to-party.

Vendor

0VENDOR

A vendor business partner may also be define for various roles such as a vendor used for ordering address and another vendor business partner used as goods supplier.

The following navigation attributes are relevant for north american procurement activities. Certain quote of purchased volume must be placed at minorities and/or woman owned companies.

Navigation attribute

InfoObject

Description

0BPARTNER_0BBP_MINOWN

0BBP_MINOWN

Minority Status.
Shows whether business partner belongs to a minority.

0BPARTNER_0BBP_WOMOWN

0BBP_WOMOWN

Woman Owned.
Shows whether business partner is owned by a woman.

Display attribute

Category

0BP_CAT

Contact

0BP_CONTACT

Group

0BP_GROUP

Created By

0CREATEDBY

0BP_EXTERN

Created On

0CREATEDON

Organization1

0NAME_ORG1

Created Time

0CREA_TIME

Organization2

0NAME_ORG2

Changed By

0CHANGEDBY

Organization3

0NAME_ORG3

Changed On

0CH_ON

Organization4

0NAME_ORG4

Changed At

0CH_AT

Legal Form

0LEGALFORM

0REGIO_GRP

Last Name

0BP_LSTNAME

City1

0CITY_1

First Name

0BP_FSTNAME

City2

0CITY_2

Second Name

0BP_SECNAME

City Code

0CITY_CODE

Birth Name

0BP_BTHNAME

0CITYP_CODE

Middle Name

0BP_MDLNAME

Postal Code

0POSTALCODE

0BP_ACTITL1

0POSTCD_BOX

0BP_ACTITL2

0POSTCD_COM

0TITLE_SPPL

Post Office Box

0POBOX

Gender

0GENDER

P O Box Location

0POBOX_LOC

Martial Status

0BP_MAR_STA

P O Box

0POBOX_REG

0NATION

P O Box City

0POBOX_CTY

Group Type

0BP_GRPTYPE

0TRANSPZONE

Group Name1

0BP_GRPNAM1

Street

0STREET60

Group Name2

0BP_GRPNAM2

0STREET_COD

House Number1

0HOUSE_NUM1

Time Zone

0TIME_ZONE

House Number2

0HOUSE_NUM2

0TAXJURCODE

Supplier1

0STR_SUPPL1

0CRM_F_COMP

Supplier2

0STR_SUPPL2

0CRM_F_PROS

Supplier3

0STR_SUPPL3

0CRM_F_CONS

Supplier4

0STR_SUPPL4

0CRM_F_CUST

Building

0BUILDING20

0CRM_F_CODC

Floor

0FLOOR10

Expiration date for minority status

0BBP_MIN_EX

Room Number

0ROOM_NUM

Quality management system

0BBP_QSDAT

Language

0LANGU

As-of-date QM-System

0BBP_QSSYS

Telephone Number

0TEL_NUMBER

Expiration date for woman owned status

0BBP_WOM_EX

Fax Number

0FAX_NUMBER