SAP SRM Advanced CCM Cookbook: Requisite Catalog and SAP CCM Configuration and Management by Jim Stewart and Shaz Khan Edited by Farrah Cooksey Please visit our website at www.com .sapcookbook.

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............ 27 Examples of Initial Go Live Suppliers. 13 Overview of Supplier Involvement....................................................................... 7 ABOUT THE AUTHORS...... 14 Step by Step Overview of Supplier Enablement............ 16 PO and Invoice Document Transfer..................procurement process is organized in the five areas listed below.. 23 Results of OCI Catalog Configuration.............................................. 23 OCI Catalog Configuration............................................ 18 For Invoice Document Transfer........................................... 20 Round Trip Catalog Configuration in EBP..... 14 Supplier involvement in a typical e...... 28 Configuration:........... 15 OCI Sample Catalog............................................................................................................... 23 Replicating Vendors from R/3 to EBP Configuration Set Up............................................................... 18 Tips for a Successful Implementation.................................................. 28 Main Screen of Catalog Configuration for all Suppliers... 23 OCI catalogs configured in EBP IMG in the external web services node and then in the ‘Attributes’ area of the organizational structure (TCODE: ppoma_bbp)...... 31 -3- ........SAP SRM Advanced CCM Cookbook SAP SRM Advanced CCM Cookbook: Requisite Catalog and SAP CCM Configuration and Management 1 Forward ........................................................ 9 Part 1: Supplier Enablement 12 Supplier Enablement Introduction ....................

.......................................39 Manage Catalog Users .......................60 Attribute Types.............................................................................115 Format Text Files...................................43 Configuration ................ In EBP...........................................74 Attribute Sequence Numbers ...........................................................31 Adopting Customizing Data:..113 Microsoft Excel ............................36 2..................................37 Part 2: Requisite Catalog 38 User Administration Overview...................................................56 View Definition ....................................... execute transaction BBPGETVC...........................36 Notes for Vendor Replication ..................72 Attribute Actions (Characteristics) .........77 Attribute Length......................... In the System field.......121 Loader Options..........................................................................112 Producing a Schema Template..... enter your back-end system.........................................................................................................................................................119 Load Content From Multiple File Formats................................122 Adding New Products to a Catalog.....41 Create a Purchasing Organization ..............................35 1.................................. Choose Start transmission..............Jim Stewart and Shaz Khan Replication of Vendors (Suppliers) from R/3 to EBP.............95 Assign Approval Roles to Users.....80 Notes ..............................................88 Create and Edit Approval Role...36 3............................145 Edit a Product...................70 Attribute Visibility ..146 -4- ....121 Select File..............................................................................................................................................141 Edit an Existing Product ...........................79 Key Values and Name Values ..........................................................109 Show Workflow ......................

....................................... 167 Export Log................ 186 Manage SAP OCI................ 202 Catalog Authoring Tool (CAT) Settings ................................................................................ 180 Understanding rights ownership and views.................... 210 -5- ........................................ 178 Notification & Scheduler Action ........................................ 186 SAP OCI.. 189 Approval Roles. 195 SAP OCI Mappings...................................... 175 Create a Job.................. 202 TREX and Catalog Search Engine (CSE).................................. 188 Views.. 190 Attributes..... 199 Basis Setup Activities for CCM......... 194 Currencies ....................................................... 195 Part 3: Catalog Content Management 197 Introduction to CCM.. 193 Actions............................................................................ 179 Activity Buttons ................................................................................SAP SRM Advanced CCM Cookbook Item Count Log ...... 208 Generate Master Catalog........... 169 Report Summary ............................................. 189 Suppliers.................................................................................................................. 185 Manage SAP OCI....... 194 UOM ..................................................... 183 Product Editor ......................... 170 Automated Jobs Scheduler........................... 192 Rules ...................................................................................................................................... 186 Users ................................................................................................. 191 Category Defaults............................... 194 Descriptions......................................................................................................................................... 177 Set Job Execution Time............................................. 202 XI Configuration......................................................................................................... 181 Manage Background Jobs ............

...............236 Catalog Data Enrichment..............................................................................................................239 Automatic Enrichment ...................223 Upload Master Catalog Schema....245 Define Views..............................................................................247 Search Catalog ............215 CCM Characteristics........................220 Organize and Upload Content...........................................................................................................................................................215 CCM File Formats..........258 ABOUT THE AUTHORS .................245 Publish Catalogs ............252 Settings for the EBP Organizational Structure ...............................233 Manage Content ................................................................................................256 Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................240 Approval and Rules.....................236 Map Categories and Items.........................252 Define External Web Services..................................239 Manual Enrichment..............................Jim Stewart and Shaz Khan SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI) and CCM Requirements ...................................................................................265 -6- ...............240 Publish Catalog ...........................................249 EBP – Define External Web Services and Catalog IDs ................................223 Upload Supplier Catalog....................212 Predefined Characteristics and Content Format ...227 Create Procurement Catalogs......

Part one will provide the details you need to connect any supplier with an external catalog to the SRM system. offering the reader a view of the landscape from 10.000 feet. sample blueprint. sample external catalog scenarios. configuration information.SAP SRM Advanced CCM Cookbook Forward Very soon after publishing the SAP SRM Advanced EBP Cookbook in April 2005. Part one will also offer some much needed strategy information about the SRM product. This book is the answer to the many requests for information about catalog content management tool from SAP and also requests for information about the software from Requisite. I realized that there is a great need for easy to access. easy to read information about SAP SRM’s Catalog management tools. this book will be broken into three major parts. As such. which is probably the most widely used piece of software to manage catalog content management on SRM projects today. Part One will provide background and introductory materials for supplier enablement. and everything you will need to configure and maintain the Requisite Catalog Content Management software for use with SRM inside your organization. -7- . This reference includes materials from several projects. Part two is a complete reference to the Requisite Catalog content management software.

000ft -8- . initial configuration and setup. We realize that the Requisite catalog software and SAP SRM CCM are pretty much mutually exclusive in their deployment – and so this book can serve several purposes. this book should provide a sneak peek under the hood so to speak. and it will walk through several “live” scenarios of the software in use today. I believe that this is the right book at the right time. If you’re evaluating each of these suites. If you already have one of these components installed. This will include the SAP Catalog Authoring tool. this book will allow you to make a quick evaluation of the other piece of software. Jim Stewart From 34.Jim Stewart and Shaz Khan Part three will serve as a reference to the new SAP SRM CCM software. and I know that the content of this book has been invaluable to me and other people who I have shared the content with. Either way.

He has implemented SAP at DirecTV. during which time he has served as a technical analyst. and programming team lead. Shaz helped launch Above Commerce. CA) has over 10 years of experience as an information systems professional. Workflow. Hewlett Packard. content management. software development and systems implementation methodologies. In 1999. an SAP consulting partner. Jim can be reached at jim@sapcookbook. contract management. Texas Instruments.com Shaz Khan Shaz Khan has been implementing SAP ERP eProcurement and Supply Chain applications for over 8 years. Shaz began his career as a Senior Information Technology Consultant with Ernst & Young and immediately obtained SAP R/3 certification in the Materials Management module. He has implemented SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)/Enterprise Buyer Professional (EBP) projects focused on operational self-service and services procurement. Mr. Stewart is the founder of Equity Technology Group. and continues to practice as a consultant in the area of SAP SRM/EBP. and spend analysis. and UNIX systems administration. and strategic consulting services. an electronic catalog company focused on helping -9- . Web programming. He has extensive experience in project management.SAP SRM Advanced CCM Cookbook ABOUT THE AUTHORS Jim Stewart Jim Stewart (Los Angeles. and other Fortune 100 clients. lead developer.

in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.com . Shaz can be reached at skhan@cienapartners. Warner Bros. Chemical. and Disneyland. He has managed and implemented SAP and SRM supply chain and operational procurement projects for numerous Fortune 500 clients in the Media..A. He has recently launched his new consulting firm Ciena Partners.10 - . and Financial Services industries including Dow Chemical/ Union Carbide.A. in Computer Science and a B. Shaz received his B.Jim Stewart and Shaz Khan businesses establish private procurement exchanges over the Internet. and is currently implementing SRM 4. Inc. Oil.0 at a major Fortune 100 client.

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