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This page contains the main information about Outline Agreements


Outline agreement concept.
Scheduling Agreement and Contract.

About Outline agreement

Outline agreements are processes or documents used to allow a company to plan the business processes with customers/vendors for a certain period of time, under specific conditions. 

They play an important role in nearly all business processes. Customers and vendors agree on the goods to be provided under certain conditions and within a specific period of time. Outline agreements steramline business processes for both partners in a business relationship. 

In SAP System, there are various sales document types that represents different ouline agreements. The standard SAP System contains a range of different document types that can be used directly or copied as template.

The two main Outline Agreements are Scheduling Agreement and Contracts:

Scheduling Agreement


  • SA will be delivered directly;
  • SA has schedule lines which are MRP and delivery relevant;
  • SA have a validity period and it’s possible to enter a target quantity;
    They can have lots of schedule lines per item;
  • The simplest and most common type used is represented by doc type DS
  • Transaction codes: VA31 / VA32 / VA33
  • Contracts cannot be delivered directly
  • There isn’t delivery dates or quantities; 
  • Contracts do not have schedule lines; 
  • It’s mandatory to have a sales order assigned to it; 
  • Prices are not copied from contracts to Sales Orders.
  • There are 2 types of contract: Value and quantity
  • Can cover both goods and services
  • Transaction codes: VA41 / VA42 / VA43

Related content

Related documents

Related notes

SAP Note: 923104 - FAQ: Composite SAP note - most critical probs w/ sch. agreem

SAP Note: 761677 - Order with product units of measure with contract reference

SAP Note: 63568 - Copying: Quotation/contract in sales document

SAP Note: 53098 - VA01 - list of open outline agreements/quotations

SAP Note: 68836 - Open quantity determined incorrectly

SAP Note: 52875 - Unit and currency for reference to contracts

SAP Note: 902040 - Contract is blocked with delivery schedule

SAP Note: 207031 - Open quantity is displayed incorrectly

SAP Note: 923103 - Update termination when you save the scheduling agreement

SAP Note: 601525 - Scheduling agreement can be copied to order


1 Comment

  1. "Prices are not copied from contracts to Sales Orders."

    That's correct?