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Dummy Sales Employee

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:06 am
by The Prince Of Darkness
Scenario is - we are using partner function on customer master to define the sales person resonsible (PE - Sales Employee). This is for sales commission reports.

Requiring partner PE is part ot the incompletion check when saving sales orders.

We have some customers where we do not have or want a sales person. We had planned on using a "dummy" sales employee for this purpose. Security are questioning this and pushing back. Is it usual to have a dummy PE for this scenario? What other alternatives?

Re: Dummy Sales Employee

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:32 am
by Sharpshooter
We do this but we do not call it 'dummy'. We setup a partner called 'House Account' which means that 'The house' (us) keeps the commission. It serves the same purpose as having a dummy, but the auditors / security seem satisfied.

BTW - Some contend that all sales employees are dummies :D

Re: Dummy Sales Employee

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:01 am
by The Prince Of Darkness
Thanks. We actually intend to call it House Account as well.

Does anyone else do this? My Security team maintain this is not best practice, but I want some opinions before I get our SD team building an elaborate solution when a "House Account" fulfils the requirement.

Re: Dummy Sales Employee

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:23 am
by Sharpshooter
It sounds like your security team does not want your company to keep its own money! Perhaps an investigation is in order?

Re: Dummy Sales Employee

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:13 am
by mike_ac
You know, sales employees may not always be the brightest, but calling them dummies is not nice. That is a name best reserved for wayward security team members.

Seriously, you could assign just about anything. You could even use the customer number of the selling company if you have any inter-company activity.

Re: Dummy Sales Employee

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:39 am
by Sharpshooter
I play the 'dummy' joke in whatever context is presented.....this thread just happened to be about sales!