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Mapping resposibility

In an ALE setup between customer and vendor where both are using SAP, what is the normal arrangement on the mapping resposibility? Is each party responsible for their own inbound mapping?

Is it like this:
* When the customer is sending a PO to the vendor, the vendor is responsible to map the inbound PO to their system.
* When the vendor is sending the PO confirmation to the customer, the customer have to map the inbound to their system.
My best practice approach is a strict application of the rule that the sender sends a maximum of information unfiltered and unmanipulated to the receiver. All conversion should then be done be the receiver only. If I understand right this is exactly what you are suggesting also.
This was last published in November 2003

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