The Business Objekt Retail site is a plant in which goods are made available for distribution or sale.
Important types of retail sites are the distribution center and the
store, whereby the distribution center is used for the intermediate storage and distribution of goods, and the store for their sale.
For the supply of goods, each retail site, as the receiving plant, assumes the role of a customer.
A retail site, as a customer (see Business Objekt Customer, can
- be subdivided into departments that reflect the responsibility for
- have several receiving points that permit organization of the
internal distribution of the goods; at a receiving point goods can be received for several departments.
In addition, distribution centers, as delivering plants, occur in the role of a vendor.
In the retail trade a retail site can be represented by a sales office
in order to enable plant-specific sales statistics to be drawn up in the case of sales transactions across company codes.