What is Partner Functions in SAP SD?

Partner functions is two-character identification key that describes the people and organization with whom you do the business, and who are therefore involved in transaction. Here is some standard Partner Function for customer-

The basic customer master records that will be created are

1), The Sold to party record – Sold to Party is the one who places the sales order

2), The Ship to party record – Ship to Party is the one to whom the goods are shipped


3), The Bill to party record – Bill to Party is the one to whom the invoices are billed

4), The payer record – Payer is the one who settles the

As per the standard SAP, a customer master will be maintained with four major partner functions, as described.

Partner Functions in SAP SD

In general, the above-mentioned partner functions refer to only one customer. In case the ship-to party or the bill-to party or the payer is different from the sold-to party, a separate master record needs to be created and assigned to that sold-to party.


At the time of sales order creation, the system will prompt to choose the required ship-to party and/or bill-to party and/or payer from the available list if any of these partner functions is maintained more than once in the sold-to party.

Download : SD Partner Functions – SAP Help Portal

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