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Material Short Text Generation

Automatic Derivation of the Material Short Text from Classification Characteristics

The NTT DATA Business Solutions AddOn Material Short Text Generation enables the automatic derivation of the material short text, the "Size/Dimension" field and the purchase order text in the material master on the basis of a number of freely configurable classification characteristics. This makes manual entry superfluous - the consistency of material descriptions in all relevant languages is guaranteed.

Your Benefits

Improvement of Data Quality

Rule-based creation of texts

Material Short Text

Derive material short texts from characteristics

Purchase Order Text

Derivation of standardised texts from characteristics

Your Benefits

Rule-based Creation of Material Short Texts

The automatic generation of the material short text is based on company-wide rules. Depending on the class, separate rules can be taken into account. The existing characteristics can be combined with prefixes and suffixes.

Standardised Purchase Order Texts

Some articles cannot be clearly described by the material short text. This often requires additional parameters which can be found in the classification. With this AddOn, standardized purchase order texts can be created, depending on the class. The generated texts can be combined with standard texts for header and footer.

Generating Texts in a Mass Run

The automatic compilation of the texts also allows them to be used in SAP production systems. Relevant texts can be simulated and converted class by class via a background run. This allows the advantages of the AddOn to be implemented immediately.

Functions and Features of Material Short Text Generation

  • Derivation of the material short text from defined classification characteristics
  • The purchase order text is created uniquely and automatically from the characteristics
  • Field "Size/Dimension" can also be generated automatically
  • Simplified material master maintenance
  • Multilingual
  • Characteristic selection depending on the class
  • concatenation of characteristic values with freely definable prefixes, suffixes and separators
  • Restriction to certain languages and material types possible
  • Mass change by using background run


  • Release SAP ECC 6.00 – 6.18
  • Release SAP S/4HANA Finance 1503 – 1605
  • Release SAP S/4HANA 1610 (at least)

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