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19 September 2018

What is Collective GR? (EWM)

by Vasiliy Kharitonov

Collective GR or Collective Goods Receipt is a customizing in EWM on business system level for integration with ERP. It is defined in IMG Activity Set Control Parameters for ERP Version Control.

It is one of the options for Goods Receipt Mode and it’s idea is to combine GR messages into one posting until GR for delivery header is completed.

There is, however, an important restriction. EWM will combine the goods receipt messages, unless there is other kind of messages (to be sent to ERP). It means that as soon as we see another message, a partial GR will be sent to ERP system with what was received up to this point. For another message we can have the following:

This can easily result in several postings for one delivery, for example

  1. GR for a part of received quantity.
  2. Posting change for changing the stock type.
  3. Another GR for the rest of the quantity.

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