FAQ: Core Interface SCM (Supply Chain Management)
Ques 1.) What is The Meaning of CIF Term in SAP SCM?
CIF or you may call it Core Interface which is mainly used to transfer data in between ERP system and an adjoint SCM system like in SAP APO or SAP SNC.
Ques 2.) How to Develop Integration Models in CIF?
To develop integration models in CIF one need to go through the following steps:
1.First of all, one need to check into CFM1 or to the report RIMODGEN or transaction to the R/3 side.
2.And then in the second step choose the logical system that is maintained in SM59 and CFC1.
3.Now you may create a name for your integration model and its application.
4.In the final step you need to select the data which you want to send and further manage the other information such as material and plant etc. into the right panel.
Ques 3.) How to Activate The Integration Model within the Background?
- To activate Integration Model created in CIF one need to check into CFM3 or to the report RIMODAC2 or transaction to the R/3 side.
- Then Enter the complete name, application and logical system of integration model data.
- Now select “Activate Newest Version” from the options.
- After that from the program menu choose “Execute in Background (F9)” from the options.
Ques 4.) If Transactional Data has Replaced then How to Solve This Problem?
If anyone faced such error or problem then he should mind that mostly all the transactional data which points out towards a material master object and that is in an active integration model is undoubtedly and automatically shifted to the APO system.
Ques 5.) What is The Table Name that Store or Hold Change Pointers in R/3?
In CIF SCM there is a table named as BDCPV which is used to hold or store change pointers into both R/3 and APO (Advanced Planning and Optimization).