During the dual currency phase, companies can
choose when to convert from the national currency to the Euro; they can
continue to operate in either Euro or national currency according to a
“no-compulsion, no-prohibition” principle.
Our demo scenario focuses on a German company
called IDES AG. At the beginning of the dual currency phase, IDES AG has not
yet converted to the Euro, i.e. the company’s local currency is still the
national currency (DEM). IDES AG has some important business partners in
Germany and many of the other European states participating in EMU. As of
01/01/1999, some of these business partners have already converted to the
Euro and want to encourage their business partners to start dealing with
them in Euro.
In this example, IDES AG has a German
customer who has already converted its business operations to Euro and wants
to start ordering and being billed in Euro.
To accommodate this request, IDES AG must do
Change the order currency in the customer master record to Euro.
Convert the currency of open sales orders.
Create a customer-specific pricing condition in Euro.
* To reduce the amount of work involved, you
can make use of report programs for making mass changes. However, in this
scenario there is only one change (changing the customer master record,
converting the sales order and changing the price condition). If you want to
change more data, you can use the master data of IDES AG. If there are other
employees testing the IDES scenarios, you should reset the data after this
* Even though the following demo scenario
focuses on a German company and its customer, be aware that any other
company that has customers in the EMU states might be confronted with the
exact same request and might therefore need to use the same mass change