Monitor and Follow Up Activities for a Purchase Order

This document explains how you monitor a purchase order and follow up on purchase order activities.

You can monitor a purchase order either at the header level or at the line level.


The purchase order activities are monitored and application messages are activated. The purchase order header file (MPHEAD) and the purchase order line file (MPLINE) are updated.

You can monitor the activities of a supplier in terms of purchase order plans and delivery follow-up. This helps the buyer take necessary actions accordingly. For example, the buyer can send reminders to suppliers for delayed deliveries.

Before you start

Follow these steps

Start 'Purchase Order. Open' (PPS200/A) and enter the purchase order number.

The B panel displays all purchase orders in a list view. Select the order line that you want to monitor.

Select one of the following steps depending on the level of monitoring with your purchase order:

Follow Up Activities

  1. Start 'Application Message. Open' (CRS420/B1).

  2. On the B1 panel, you can see the list of all messages for activated message types. The message types for monitoring are:

    501 = Communication monitoring reported error.

    501 = Communication monitoring reported error.

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