Note 941633 - Using integrated scenarios with VMS and DBM

Version / Date 2 / 2008-10-27
Priority Recommendations/additional info
Category FAQ
Primary Component IS-A-DBM Dealer Business Management
Secondary Components IS-A-VMS Vehicle Management System


You have Dealer Business Management (DBM) installed and want to use importer processes on Vehicle Management System (VMS) and dealer processes on DBM.

To better explain restrictions which may arise the following scenarios are distinguished:

Scenario A: the importer is procuring vehicles from OEM, selling directly to the dealer. The dealer is purchasing the vehicles from the importer and selling to end customers. This multi-level sales process of importer and dealer is between two separate legal entities (different company codes).

Scenario B: the importer is procuring from OEM and is also running dealer businesses, selling vehicles to end customers. Importer and dealer are modeled in the same company code.

This note contains restrictions and limitations to master data and processes which are to be taken into consideration.

Other terms

VMS, DBM, vehicle object

Reason and Prerequisites

As both VMS and DBM depend on the same technical infrastructure. SAP does not provide standard functionality to fully integrate DBM and VMS. In order to run scenario A in one system, the following limitations need to be taken into consideration. The limitations can be overcome with project specific development.

Solution (SAP Service marketplace login required)

Key words : vehicle object, sales process, variant configuration,

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