Next Manual Function

This document explains how next manual function (NMF) affects the customer order flow.

Next Manual Function is one of the most important parts of the customer order type. Next Manual Function controls how far an order is to be processed automatically after customer order entry. The name alludes to which function is to be carried out manually after one ore several steps have been processed automatically.


Customer orders entered are processed to the extent, defined by the Next Manual Function.

Before you start

There are no prerequisites. Next Manual Function is entered when a customer order is defined.


The alternatives for Next Manual Function are described below.

Valid Next Manual Function per Customer Order Category

Not all Next Manual Functions are valid for all customer order categories.

The valid combinations are described in the table below.

CO category Description Valid Next Manual Function
1 Normal sales order 1, 2, 3 and 4
2 Credit order 3 and 4
4 Sales quotation 0
5 Cash order 4
6 Adjustment order (sales price/discount) 2, 3 and 4
9 Payment of bonus/commission 3 and 4
C Debit or credit for charges 3 and 4

Preliminary Order

If preliminary orders are used, an order will be stopped at status 10=Preliminary, regardless of which Next Manual Function is used. This is controlled by the Preliminary order field in 'CO Type. Open' (OIS010/F). A preliminary order must be approved in 'Customer Order. Approve' (OIS115) before it can continue in the order flow according to Next Manual Function.

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