In this step, you define certificate types for quality certificates and the
controlling functions linked to the certificate type for QM in procurement.
The certificate type is stored in the material master at plant level.
You only need this workstep, if there are control keys for QM in procurement,
in which the indicator certificate required is set. For requests for quotations
and purchase orders, the system informs the vendor that a certificate is
required and processes the expected certificates according to the settings that
have been defined for the certificate type.
Use the F1 field help to find out which controlling functions are linked
to the certificate type and decide which of these functions you require.
Define appropriate certificate types for the material groups that
Define the controlling functions linked to the certficate type.
If you want to use the enhanced certificate processing, (which includes
management of the certificate receipt), you must maintain a number range for
the receipt of the certificate.
You can also receive certificates by data transfer.
Define the Certificate Type in SM30 - V_TQ05
Define Number Ranges for Certificate Receipt in transaction
In procurement, you can use the certificate type to control a number of
functions that have been defined in Customizing. The certificate type is
specified in the QM data of the material for this purpose.
For certificate creation, you can use the certificate type to control the
statuses in the certificate profile. The certificate type is specified in the
certificate profile. The status profile is assigned to the certificate type in
The entry of a certificate type in the QM inspection data of the material
only takes effect if you set the indicator for QM in procurement.