Sachin Sethi

Enhancing Supplier Relationship
Management Using SAP SRM
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Contents at a Glance
PART I   How SRM Fits Within an Organization
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Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management  . ..................................

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PART II  What Is SAP SRM?
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SAP SRM — An Introduction  . ....................................................................
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Operational Procurement  ...........................................................................
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Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management  ............................................ 139
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Supplier Enablement  .................................................................................. 197
PART III  SAP SRM Implementation, Integration, and Upgrades
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Catalog and Content Management — Crafting Your Catalog Strategy  . ........
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Choosing Implementation Scenarios  ...........................................................
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Organizational Structure  . ...........................................................................
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Integration with SAP ERP Financials and SAP Project System  ......................
10 The Role of Workflow in SAP SRM  .............................................................
11 Managing Security in SAP SRM  ..................................................................
12 Dependency of Master Data in SAP SRM and SAP ERP  . .............................
13 Architecture and Technology of SAP SRM  . .................................................
14 Upgrade — A How-To Approach  . ...............................................................
15 Performance Reporting via SAP NetWeaver BW  .........................................
16 SAP NetWeaver Portal and SAP SRM  . ........................................................
17 Customer Case Studies  ...............................................................................
18 SAP E-Sourcing  . .........................................................................................
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PART IV  Industry Solutions
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PART V  Selected Configuration in SAP SRM
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SRM Functionality Matrix  ...........................................................................
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Jobs that Require Scheduling  . ....................................................................
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Using Different Browsers with SAP SRM  .....................................................
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Customer Fields in SAP SRM  ......................................................................
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Business Objects in SAP SRM  .....................................................................
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Authorization Objects  ................................................................................
H Quiz for Testing your SAP SRM Knowledge  ................................................
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Contents
Preface  .......................................................................................................

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PART I  How SRM Fits Within an Organization
1 Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management  ................ 29
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e-Procurement and SRM  . ..................................................................
The SRM Vendor Landscape  . .............................................................
Why SAP SRM?  . ................................................................................
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Evolution of SAP SRM  . ......................................................................
SAP SRM and SAP Enterprise Applications  .........................................
Benefits of SAP SRM  ..........................................................................
2.3.1 Opportunities and Business Benefits Within SAP SRM  ..........
2.3.2 Process Benefits  . ..................................................................
2.3.3 Technology Benefits  . ............................................................
2.3.4 People Benefits  . ...................................................................
Dissecting SAP SRM  . .........................................................................
2.4.1 Core Supply Processes  ..........................................................
2.4.2 Operational Procurement  .....................................................
2.4.3 Strategic Sourcing  .................................................................
2.4.4 Supplier Enablement  ............................................................
SAP Components  ...............................................................................
2.5.1 SAP Enterprise Buyer (SAP EB)  . ............................................
2.5.2 SAP Bidding Engine  ..............................................................
2.5.3 Supplier Self-Services  . ..........................................................
2.5.4 SAP Catalog Content Management (SRM-MDM Catalog)  .....
2.5.5 SAP NetWeaver BW  .............................................................
2.5.6 SAP NetWeaver Process Integration  . ....................................
2.5.7 SAP NetWeaver Portal  ..........................................................
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...1 The SRM-MDM Catalog 3..1........ 6...2.......... 5..........................................1. ...4 Connect with Your Suppliers for Onboarding  .... Design Collaboration Using SAP PLM  .......... 5..........4 5..........3 5......... Summary  ................ Integration.. 6..................2.............4.. ........4................2 5.......3................1..6.1.. and Upgrades 6 Catalog and Content Management — Crafting Your Catalog Strategy  .....3........ 6...... ....5 SAP CCM — Search  ...2........... .................. 6.................com 312_Book_Tight.................................................3 A Single Catalog Solution Might Not be Enough  ..........3.................2 The MDM Console....... 239 6.........2 What are RoundTrip and Punch-Out?  .............. 6.............................. 6...... Supplier Registration  ........6 5...................2.... 5..................................1 Design Collaboration via Bidding Engine by Purchasing Professional  ..Contents 5................. ...........................1 6...................................5 5............3 Payment Status  ...sap-press...... 5....2 Design Collaboration via a cFolders Project by an Engineering Professional  ... 6.......... 5................................................................ 6............... and Import Manager  .2...... Catalog and Content Management Using SAP SRM  ......................................... 5.. 6.....1 Service Procurement with Supplier Integration (EB-SUS)  .4 SAP NetWeaver MDM — Manage Content  . 5.............2......................... ......6.........indb 11 241 241 243 245 248 249 252 252 256 258 259 260 261 264 11 11/3/09 2:39:09 PM ............................3 SAP NetWeaver MDM — Organize Content Import  ......... 5..1 Types of Catalogs  .................................2 Supply Network Planning  ...... www......................2.2 Building a Robust Catalog Strategy   ...........2.......2 Plan-Driven Procurement Scenario with Supplier Integration (MM-SUS)  ........................... ............0  ..................1.... ...6 Integration Scenarios for SRM and ERP  ........................2......................7 Configuration of the SRM-MDM Catalog Scenarios  ......................1......................................................... 5.. .......... 6.......... 5................................7 5.............1.... Data Manager......................... 6. .........5 Standardize Commodities  .................... Design Collaboration Using SAP SRM  .................. 200 201 202 203 204 208 211 222 226 229 229 230 231 233 233 234 236 PART III  SAP SRM Implementation......................1 Direct Access of SUS Application via BSP URL  .........1 SAP NetWeaver Portal Business Package for Supplier Collaboration  ......... Supplier Collaboration: Inventory and Replenishment  ... Supplier Collaboration: Order Collaboration  .................................................2 Business Package or iView in the SAP NetWeaver Portal  .........2 Supplier Self-Registration  ...........1 Buyer Organization Registers the Supplier  .... 6...........

..............3 Impact on the SRM Organizational Structure  ........3...........2 7....3........................ 6.................................4 6.......................1 7................ 7..........9 Set up the Open Catalog Interface (OCI) for SRM  ..........................................5 6.................. 264 265 267 269 269 270 7 Choosing Implementation Scenarios  .............7 7.............3.5...........................................................com 11/3/09 2:39:09 PM ...........indb 12 Overview — SAP SRM Implementation Scenarios  ......................................2..6 Technical Extras  ................2.............................2..........................2 Restrictions of the Standalone Scenario  ............................................3 6..4......2 Restrictions of the Extended Classic Scenario  .....................5 Purchase Order Consistency Check  ..............sap-press...............................................2..... Things to Remember and to Watch Out For  ................. Summary  ....4 Impact of Standalone Scenario When Integrating Enterprise Buyer with SUS  .............1 Running Scenarios in Parallel  ..6 7....................... Relevant OSS Notes  .......................................... Relevant URL Links  ................................. 271 273 275 276 276 276 277 278 280 281 282 282 282 283 284 286 286 286 287 287 288 289 290 290 291 291 www..............................3 7......2.4...................... 7.................. 271 7.............................................2 Restrictions of the Classic Scenario  ....Contents 6.................................2...4...........3.................................. 7.....................5 7.............1 Which Organizations Should Look at This Scenario?  ................2 Technical Extras  ...........................4........... 7................................................................... 7.....1 Which Organizations Should Consider This Scenario?  ..........10 Customizing the Web Service Call Structure in SAP SRM to Access Supplier Catalogs and SRM-MDM Catalog  .... 7..............4 7.......................................2................................ Decoupled Scenario  .4................................. Relevant OSS Notes  ............3 Impact on the SAP SRM Organizational Structure  .......... 7..... 7... The Extended Classic Scenario  ....................5 Technical Extras  ......... 7... 7..........8 12 312_Book_Tight....... 7...3 Impact on the SRM Organizational Structure  ..... 7. .. 7.......1 Which Organizations Should Consider this Scenario?  ................... The Classic Scenario  ........................................4 Impact of Classic Scenario When Integrating Enterprise Buyer with Supplier Self-Services  ...... 7...............8 Use of SAP NetWeaver PI  .................3..........5 Technical Extras  .................... 7............. 7....................2........................ 6..................................................................................................... 7..4 Impact of Extended Classic Scenario When Integrating Enterprise Buyer with SUS  ..... 7.5............. The Standalone Scenario  .............. Summary  ..........3.......................

.....................................2.....7 Check Tab  .. 8..........6 Extended Attributes Tab  . www.................1 8... .............................. 8....................3 8..indb 13 295 301 301 301 303 306 308 310 311 314 316 317 317 318 319 320 320 321 322 323 323 326 326 327 328 328 329 330 331 333 333 334 13 11/3/09 2:39:10 PM .com 312_Book_Tight................... Deleting Organizational Objects in SRM  ............................................2................... 8....... ...............2 8.........1 Customizing Delivered Standard Attributes  ...................................1 Key Organizational Structure Challenges  ........6.........2 SAP ERP HCM Integration Scenarios — When to Integrate  ......7...................................................... Best Practices for Creating and Managing the Organizational Structure  ........... The Details Area of the Organizational Structure  ................................................ Summary  ................2.... 8...............10 8............. 8...... ...................................9 8....2..............2...................8............. Customizing Attribute Maintenance  .. 8....Contents 8 Organizational Structure  ..........4 Maintenance of Organizational Structure After HR Integration  ........... .6 8.....................sap-press.......... System Refresh Procedure Steps  .......................................... 8.... 8......5 Responsibility Matrix for Setting Up the Organizational Structure During an Implementation  ........................... ...2 Address Tab  ............ ............... 8..............2 Create a New Attribute in the Organizational Structure  .....................7....4 Responsibility Tab  ..................4..................................................2 Transport the Organizational Structure  ............................ ....................................................4...................... Pros and Cons of Creating an Organizational Structure in SAP EB or Distributing from SAP ERP HCM  ...................................................2..2..........3 Function Tab  ..... 8...............................11 8..12 8........................................5 8.............................................. .................................... 8....8 8.....3 Distributing the SAP ERP HCM Organizational Plan  ... Impact of the Extended Classic Scenario on SAP SRM Organizational Structure  ........................3 Maintaining Attribute Rights by Role  .....7..1 Need for SAP SRM Integration with the SAP ERP HCM Organizational Structure  ........................... 8.................... .............................4 8..... 8........... Integration with SAP ERP HCM — A Key Decision  ...................................1 Basic Data Tab  .......2 Integrating and Using the SAP ERP HCM Organizational Structure  ... What’s New in the Organizational Structure?  ........... 293 8........... 8................7... 8.......6.......... 8....5 Attributes Tab  ....................................7 8....1 Creating an Organizational Structure in SAP SRM  ........ 8...............4.... Things to Remember  .....7.............................. 8........................................................ ........... Uploading Attributes via a Function Module  ...............13 Overview of the Organizational Structure in SAP SRM  ........................................ 8...8........................

.......... 10.................. 10........... ...indb 14 370 375 378 387 388 389 390 391 392 392 393 394 395 397 398 www................... 10........3 9............................................... Relevant OSS Notes  ........................................................ 10.....3 Standalone Scenario: SAP SRM with Non-SAP Backend System  ...................3......2.... 9...4 9.....................1 9...1 Classic Scenario: SAP SRM and Backend System is SAP ERP  ........ Integration with cProjects   ......... Integration of SAP ERP Financials with SAP SRM  ..................... Limitation of Extended Classic Scenario for SAP Public Sector Solution  ..3........... Budget Check in SAP SRM  ......6 9..................................1 Identified Gap  .............2 Extended Classic Scenario: SAP SRM and Backend System in SAP ERP  .......... 9................................ 10.............................3................ .............................................................2...................................................................................2 Purchase Order Approval Workflows  ..........................................................2 Approval via URL Link from Email  ................................ Integration with Project System   ...5 9...2 9................8 9................................... 9..... Overview of the Purchase-to-Pay Cycle  .......3....................... 10. 10......2 Standard Delivered Workflows in SAP SRM  ................7 9......Contents 9 Integration with SAP ERP Financials and SAP Project System  ......................2......... ........................2................1 Shopping Cart Workflows  ............................................................ 9....................2................................ 336 339 339 344 347 348 350 351 352 353 357 362 362 362 364 365 366 10 The Role of Workflow in SAP SRM  ...........3.. .........................9 User Master and Vendor Master Workflows  .................... 10...........................2 Transaction Level Integration  ..1 Integration at the Master Data Level  ........................................3..........2....... 10..................1 Approval in SAP SRM Inbox  ......................... 335 9...........7 Bid Invitations and Bid Workflows  ....2.3 Approval Directly in Email Client (Offline Approval)  .sap-press....9 Financial Accounting in SAP  ..3 Account Determination Based on Expense vs......... 10................ 367 10.................. Stocked Items  ............2 Solution Approach  ................................. ....... 10...................... ........ 9.. 10............................ 9.............................2...........................................................................1 Workflow in SAP SRM  .. .....6......................... 14 312_Book_Tight... Summary  .....com 11/3/09 2:39:10 PM .............................3 Online and Offline Approvals  ..........2.......................................... 9....3 Confirmation Approval Workflows  ............. ..................... 10....6 Contracts and Contract Changes (Version) Workflows  ................................2.............4 Invoice Entry Approval Workflows  ............ 9....................................................... 10..2.....2..........8 Procurement Card Workflows  .................5 Purchase Order Response (POR) Approval Workflows  ........................6....

..........5 Deleting Users in SAP SRM  ........1 Using SAP SRM as a Standalone System  ......................... 11....... 12.. and Catalogs  .......................................8 Impact of Organizational Structure in SAP SRM on Security  ........... .................. 455 12.......... ................................5 10........................8............. 12....................................................................2........9 Implementation Best Practices  ....... 12.... ...........................indb 15 457 460 460 461 462 463 463 463 464 15 11/3/09 2:39:10 PM .....................1 Vendor Lists  ........ 11.....................3 Security Related Differences in SAP ERP vs....1 Organizational Structure as a Security Mechanism  ...........2...............................3...........7....6 Checking Users in SAP SRM  ................................2.2........................................................................10 Relevant OSS Notes  .....................3.........2 Security in SAP SRM  ......................... 12..........................2.......... 11............3 User Creation in SAP SRM for SAP EB (Internal)  ............. 11................................. 11...........3........................... Contracts........................................Contents 10.............. 11...... www..............9 Position-Based Security in SAP SRM  .....................................1 Middleware  .......... 12......1 Common Questions About SRM Implementations  . 11......................................................... 11.... ..............4 Vendor Lists...........2 Payment Terms  ......2 Using SAP ERP HCM Integration Scenario  ................................................................................1 Overview of Security in SAP  ...............................................................................................1 Authorization Objects in SAP SRM  ......... 11..... 413 11.....sap-press........................................................................ Responsibility Rules vs.. Security and Authorizations in Workflow  . 11.............com 312_Book_Tight................. Payment Terms. 12..............8..... Custom Z tables  ................... 11...... 11...........3......... ...... 12....................7 Roles and Authorizations in SAP SRM  ..4 User Creation in SRM for SAP EB (External)  ................ ..................7 10.........3 Interlinkages  .................... 11.................8 10. ..................................... and Pricing Conditions  ....4................. 414 416 416 417 420 423 424 431 433 435 437 438 440 445 446 446 450 451 454 454 12 Dependency of Master Data in SAP SRM and SAP ERP  ............ 11.................... What’s New in SAP SRM 7..... Summary  ......1 Interlinkages and Info Records  .. 11................. 11....4 10........................ ............. 12...................6 10.3 Using CUA Within SAP SRM  ............. 401 404 408 409 412 412 11 Managing Security in SAP SRM  .................11 Summary  ....... 11.......................................................... 11.....2 Locations......................................... SAP SRM  .. Relevant OSS Notes  ................... 11.................1 Locations  .....2 Securing the Organizational Structure in a Decentralized Environment  ............................................2..2 Similarities Between SAP ERP Enterprise and SAP SRM  ............3 Pricing Conditions  .........0 Workflow  ................... ........................................................

........ 13................................ 13.........3 Service Procurement Business Scenario  .................1....................................................4.................5 12..........1.2 Working with a Decision Methodology  .1 SAP SRM Functionalities and Matrix  ... ...... ................ .....3 SAP SRM Business Scenarios Using SAP NetWeaver PI  ............................................. 14........ 14........................ 12...................................2 Contracts  ..3 Catalogs  .....................................1........6.. 14..... 12................. 467 467 467 468 470 470 478 480 480 480 13 Architecture and Technology of SAP SRM  ........6 12............................4 User Interface ITS to WebDynpro in SAP SRM  .................1................................7 12...6.........2 SAP SRM Architecture Based on Business Scenario  .......................................6 Best Practices — Upgrade Impact  .....3 Business Scenario-Based Component Matrix  ......................................... ........5 SRM Sizing  ..................................................................................2...........1 Decision Methodology  ......Contents 12.................. 481 13.2............1 SAP Documentation  ....... 13.......................4.........2 Plan-Driven Procurement Business Scenario  ............................. 12. 12............. 14..................5.......................1 Addresses for Business Partners  .................6 Spend Analysis Business Scenario  ... Relevant OSS Notes  .........1 Why Upgrade?  ..6 Summary  ............................................................................ 14....................... 14.........4 Expected Changes in New SRM Release  ..............................................................sap-press...................................................indb 16 499 502 502 503 505 509 511 511 512 514 www....................2.........com 11/3/09 2:39:10 PM ...............3 Understand Your Current Environment  ............................................................................................5 Strategic Sourcing Business Scenario  ..2 SAP SRM Server Components — Overview  .......................................3 Portal Vendor  .....6...................5.................... 13................................................................................................... 13............... External Business Partners in SAP SRM  ..... 13.....2.........................1 Definition of Functionalities  .....................2............1 Self-Service Procurement Business Scenario  ..................1 Vendors  ....................................... 16 312_Book_Tight..........................1......................... 14...........5.................................. 13..... 483 483 485 487 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 14 Upgrade — A How-To Approach  ................................. 13.......... 13..... 13...................................4 SRM-MDM Business Scenario  ........2 Answer the Question: Technical or Functional?  . ..................... Delivery Addresses  ............ 13..................... 499 14. 13................................ 12.......................2 Modified Objects  ........5 Upgrade — Tools and Resources  ......................... Summary  .......... 13... 13........................................................................ 14..........8 12............................2 Bidders  .......... 14...................2............

2..............2 Release Compatibility for SAP SRM and SAP NetWeaver BW  ...2................... 515 516 519 520 524 525 528 528 15 Performance Reporting via SAP NetWeaver BW  ................................... 15....................................................................................2 The Extended Classic Scenario  ........ 14............3 Upgrade Assessment — Impact on End User Training  ........... 14.........7 Summary  ..........3...............2 Portal Security  . 15.............4 Operational Procurement Scenario  ..........................1............8 SAP SRM Upgrade — Lessons Learned  ..................... 15......1................. 14.....................................3 Business Intelligence Content Delivered for SAP SRM  ..............................................11 Summary  .......................1......... 15. ........................... 567 www...5 Accessing Reports from SAP NetWeaver BW in SAP SRM  ........... 529 15............. 530 531 532 533 533 535 540 540 541 542 543 545 549 551 553 554 556 556 558 559 559 16 SAP NetWeaver Portal and SAP SRM  .........Contents 14................................................................................................................sap-press....................................... 15............2 Basic Reporting Concepts  ...... 15................ 15....3................6...5 Some Standard SAP NetWeaver BW Reports for SAP SRM  ...........1 SRM Business Packages for SAP NetWeaver Portal  ...............9 Upgrade Assessment — via a Questionnaire  ........... 15.......... 15........2.........................................................1 Download the Business Package  ..... ...............3..... 15............3.................................4 Delivered Reports in SRM 7................. 564 16.............0 – Major Changes  ... 561 16..1 Upgrade Assessment — Process-Based Impact to User Community  ...3 The Standalone (Lean) Scenario  .....................7 SAP SRM 7......1 SAP NetWeaver BW with SAP SRM  .............................. 15...........6 Relevant OSS Notes  ..5 Things to Remember  ......4 Source System  ....................... 14.......4 The Decoupled Scenario  ...........10 Relevant OSS Notes  ........................................2 Standard SAP NetWeaver BW Business Content for SAP SRM  .............................. 15........... 15............1 Business Intelligence Within SAP NetWeaver BW  .............1.................. ......................................... 15..............1 Key Benefits for Standard SAP NetWeaver BW Content  ..............1.....................................3 SAP SRM Integration with SAP NetWeaver BW  ........2... ........ 563 16..........2 Upgrade Assessment — Technical and Development Impact  .....2......6................. 15............ .......1......................1 The Classic Scenario  ............. 15.. 15... ..indb 17 17 11/3/09 2:39:10 PM . .........6....... .................com 312_Book_Tight........... 14.................. 14...... ............. 15... 15...... 15.............................................................. 14......................................3 SAP SRM Implementation Scenario Impact on SAP NetWeaver BW Reporting  ..........0  ...........

............................... 16...............2............................1 User Authentication and SSO  .............Contents 16....4 SAP Landscape and Environment  .............. 18...............................................................2................1...... 16.. 600 19................................2..........................1 WebDynpro  ............3 What’s New in SAP SRM 7.. 17..........................................2 Key Challenges Prior to Implementing SAP SRM  ..................com 11/3/09 2:39:10 PM ..5 Summary  .......1 On-Demand  ............................ 597 19...........2 Personal Object Worklist  .................... 16....................................... 588 591 591 592 592 593 593 595 596 19 SAP Solution Manager and SAP SRM  ...1..........4 SAP Landscape and Environment  ..3 SAP E-Sourcing Integration with SAP ERP and SAP SRM  ........2 Key Challenges Prior to Implementing SAP SRM  ............................................ 16.... 601 18 312_Book_Tight..............................................................................................................................1 Project Scope: SAP ERP and SAP SRM  ............ ................................................................ 18...................2........................... 585 18........................... 17......................1 Project Scope: SAP ERP and SAP SRM  .................................... .. ...... 599 19...................................2 SAP E-Sourcing 5....3.......1.......... 16...........3 SAP SRM Application Design and Implementation Scenario  .............. 575 576 577 577 579 580 580 581 581 584 584 18 SAP E-Sourcing  ............. 18......................... 16..2 Standard Implementation Content for SAP SRM   ........ 17.................................1......1.........3 Universal Worklist  ................... ......3 On-Premise  ..................1 Case Study #1: New SAP ERP and SAP SRM Implementation  . 17............................... 17... 18.........................0  ...............2.2.............. 18....1.........1..............................2 Provide Roles and Authorizations for Accessing Content in Portal Environment  ........................sap-press... ..4 Relevant OSS Notes and Links  ......................................5 Summary  ....3..................2 Case Study #2: Existing SAP Customer with New SAP SRM and E-Sourcing Implementation  .1 SAP E-Sourcing Integration Package  ............1...1.......................indb 18 www.... 17............................................................................ 17.2 Hosted  .........1 Architecture  ................................1 SAP E-Sourcing  .......1 Installation and Maintenance of the SAP SRM Application  ........ ...... 17....... 18........................ 567 568 570 570 571 572 574 574 17 Customer Case Studies  ..............................................................1 Solution Manager Relevance to SAP SRM  .............. 16........3 Summary  .......3 SAP SRM Application Design and Implementation Scenario  ....3.. 17........................................ 17................................. 18..3.....................4 Relevant OSS Notes and Links  ...................................... 18.. 575 17.......

................4 Step 4: Document Your Core Business Processes (SOLAR01)  . 21............................... 620 PART V  Selected Configuration in SAP SRM 21 Selected Configuration in SAP SRM  ............. 19.....................4 Distribute the SAP ERP HCM Organizational Model (Initial Distribution)  ..............1 Integrate Organizational Structure with SAP ERP HCM  .............................Contents 19..........2....................6 Book Conclusion  ......2...........4 Other Configuration with SAP SRM  .........................................indb 19 623 623 624 627 630 630 632 632 633 634 639 639 639 19 11/3/09 2:39:11 PM ........ 21......2 What Is Different in SAP PPS?  .................. 21.......................................... 613 20............................ 604 604 604 605 606 607 609 610 610 PART IV  Industry Solutions 20 Procurement for Public Sector   ......... 613 20..............................2........0  ................................................ 21..3 Step 3: Create a Project (SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN)  .. 19................................................................3 Relevant OSS Notes and Links  .......................5 Summary  ............... 21............. .. 19....1............. 19...2................2........................................ 21....................... 19.............................3 Summary  ....................2 Configuring the Solution Manager for SAP SRM  ........... www.......................... 21.... 19.............................6 Step 6: Evaluate and Report on the Project (SOLAR_EVAL)  ......2.............1 SAP SRM and SAP Procurement for Public Sector  ...................... ........................................................................1....1 Changing the Approver Determined by the System  .......................................2......... 21.....5 Synchronizing Data Distributed from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SRM  ............................................. 21..... 623 21........................ 21....1....2 Adding an Ad-Hoc Approver  ...... 19.............2...........4 Summary  ............................................... 21........................................3 MRP Integration with SAP SRM  .................3 Activating Change Pointers  ............................................................................2 Filtering of Objects to be Distributed from SAP ERP into SAP SRM  .........sap-press......1......1 Prerequisites for Integration  ......5 Step 5: Configure Your Project (SOLAR 02)  ..... .. 19........................ 21....................2 Step 2: Set Up All Systems in Landscape Using SMSY  ...............................1................. .................. 616 20.......1 Step 1: Upload Content for SAP SRM 7.............com 312_Book_Tight. ...2 Workflow: Restriction for Changing and Adding Approvers in the Shopping Cart  .................................

...................................................... D Using Business Add-Ins with SAP SRM  .............................. I System Refresh Procedures  ....................................................................................3.............................com 11/3/09 2:39:11 PM ......... ................ K Useful Transactions and Function Modules  ........... H........................... ....1 Multiple Use  .......... D................... J Organization Structure Attributes  . E........1 Procedure for Creating a User-Defined Field  ..... C Using Different Browsers with SAP SRM  ................................................................3 List of BAdIs in SAP SRM  ........................................2.............2 Jobs Required in SAP ERP  ........... H.................... E............................ 711 20 312_Book_Tight......................................................... G Authorization Objects  ................ D...............3 BAdI: Change Purchasing Document Data (BBP_DOC_CHANGE_BAdI)  .....................................................................1...................... D.......sap-press.................2 Related OSS NOTES  .....0  ....................................1 Customer-Specific Fields in SAP SRM Document Types  ......... D......................................................................................................2.. .1 Questions  .......... .. E... D........................................Contents Appendices A SRM Functionality Matrix  ............................ F Business Objects in SAP SRM  ...................................................indb 20 www....................................................... D............................................ D......................2 Filter Dependent  . B Jobs that Require Scheduling  ............................................................................................4 BAdI: Check Purchasing Document (BBP_DOC_CHECK_BAdI)  . .2 BAdI: Define Target Objects (BBP_TARGET_OBJECTS)  ........................ H...........1......................2......... ..............2............................ 643 645 645 649 651 653 653 654 654 655 655 656 657 658 659 661 669 669 670 672 673 675 679 679 683 683 691 693 703 709 Index  ..... L The Author  ............................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................1.....1 BAdI: Change Display in Shopping Cart (BBP_SC_MODIFY_UI)  ................2 Answers  .......................................... B..................................1 Obsolete BAdIs for Organizations Implementing SAP SRM 7................................................................................................1 Implementing a BAdI  ...2 Examples of BAdIs in SAP SRM  ... E Customer Fields in SAP SRM  ................................................................................................................................. H Quiz for Testing your SAP SRM Knowledge  ......... D............................................................................... B......................... D......... D........................1 Jobs Required in SAP SRM  ......................................................................3 Explanations for the Answers  ...

5 YR 2004 YR 2005 SRM 7.5 SRM* 4.0 in Q2 2009.0 * EBP BBPCRM2.0 * EBP * EBP BBPCRM 3.“With the SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) solution.0B/C BBPCRM 3. Customers that were early adopters of this solution remember the solution branding as Business to Business Procurement (BBP) or Enterprise Buyer (EB).0 SRM 3. The solution has seen over eight releases over the last nine years. Since then.1 Evolution of SAP SRM SAP introduced its e-procurement solution in 1999.0 YR 2001 YR 2002 YR 2003 Market “Leader” SRM* 5.sap-press.com 312_Book_Tight.0 * EBP SRM SERVER 6. General Manager.1  SAP SRM Solution Growth — From B2B–EBP to SAP SRM www.0 (Business Suite) SRM SERVER 7.0 / ENTERPRISE BUYER*5.” — Peter Kirschbauer.0.0 Figure 2.0 * EBP BBPCRM 4.5 * EBP SRM SERVER 5.0 SRM 1.0 / ENTERPRISE BUYER* 1.indb 41 41 11/3/09 2:39:15 PM .0 YR 1999 YR 2000 ENTERPRISE BUYER*2. SAP America“Best of Breed” Solution SAP MarketsCommerceOne Partnership B2B PROCUREMENT 1. the solution has grown from a Web-based catalog requisitioning solution aimed at operational excellence to the solution today that offers complete supply management. SAP Applications 2 SAP SRM — An Introduction 2.0 SRM 6.0 / ENTERPRISE BUYER*5.1 provides a chart that shows the progression of this application from B2B to SAP SRM. 3.0 / ENTERPRISE BUYER*4.5 * EBP SRM SERVER 5. Figure 2.0 SRM 2. SAP AG.0 YR 2006 YR 20072009 B2B 2. with a latest Business Suite release of SAP SRM 7.0 / ENTERPRISE BUYER*3. Over the years.0 / ENTERPRISE BUYER* 6. the application offer‑ ing and its acceptance have seen tremendous growth. we want to enable our customers to unleash the value potential of a holistic and strategic approach to purchasing and supply management by offering a purchasing platform for continuous savings and value generation.

The difference lies in the actual end user interface for SAP SRM.0 application and has since rebranded the offering from BBP to EBP to the application available today as SAP SRM. with an IMG for core-configuration. independent of SAP ERP. And configurators use the SAP GUI application to configure and setup the SAP SRM system.2 SAP SRM and SAP Enterprise Applications The SAP SRM application integrates seamlessly with SAP ERP. The SAP SRM 7. It is common for people to forget that SAP SRM is installed and implemented within its own three-tiered architectural landscape.0.0 application in a controlled-release fashion. and SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) applications to ensure an effective implementation of cross-application business processes (see Figure 2. Only a select group of customers received the SAP SRM 6. However. etc. End users use the SAP portal-based user interface for creating shopping carts and performing approvals.2). Figure 2. it is still an SAP system.0. SAP Product Life‑ cycle Management (PLM). WebDynpro.2 SAP SRM — An Introduction In 1999. which was rebranded as SAP SRM 2007 was short lived because it was stopped by SAP for general release to customers. The SAP SRM 6. 42 312_Book_Tight.0 release.com 11/3/09 2:39:16 PM .0 foundation.sap-press. Most of the technology around use of the Portal. The application release generally available to customers today is SAP SRM 7. independent from the SAP ERP landscape. PLM SRM ERP CRM SCM Figure 2.0 application is built on top of the SAP SRM 6. and Process-Controlled workflow was introduced in SAP SRM 6. We will discuss these technologies with the later chapters in this book. the graphical user interface (GUI) for SAP SRM is the same as for native SAP ERP. 2. End users only require a web browser to access all the transactions.2  SAP SRM Integrates Cross-Enterprise Business Processes Note SAP SRM is a separate solution. SAP introduced the B2B Procurement 1.indb 42 www.3 provides an example of the user interface in SAP SRM.

Once we as users realize and under‑ stand the challenges faced.0 the ITS and BSP user interface has been replaced by a portal user interface for SAP SRM based on WebDynpro technology.3 SAP SRM User Interface — End User and Configurator Note Until SAP SRM 5.Benefits of SAP SRM 2.sap-press. www.0.3 End-User Interface Configuration/ Setup Interface Figure 2.com 312_Book_Tight. and now SAP SRM 7. Beginning with SAP SRM 2007 (or SAP SRM 6. the user interface for SAP SRM was based on an ITS and BSP technology. We frequently question why we need to change our current system or business processes. 2.indb 43 43 11/3/09 2:39:17 PM .0). it’s not easy to clearly understand the business benefits within a solution offering or a new business process unless at some level we’re able to understand the underly‑ ing business challenges within the organization. we then can be open to hearing about the solutions.3 Benefits of SAP SRM Often.

etc. This reduces drastically the time spent by the purchasing and accounts payable departments in handling end user and supplier calls. Requisitioners do not have to call the purchasing department to find out the status of their shopping cart request. With SAP SRM. and change orders that do not create added value. Strategic Sourcing Opportunity Example Organizations using SAP SRM empower end users to keep track of their orders using realtime status checking. According to a study done by A. 2. Kearney. World-class business solutions need to use advancements in technology as a strategic advantage to provide solutions that cater to the unique business processes that exist in organizations.4 illustrates the business impact of strategic sourcing within organizations. 44 312_Book_Tight. Figure 2. or processing purchase orders (POs).4  Operational Procurement Focus vs. Using the Biller Direct application. procurement organizations spend as much as 85% of their time on activities such as answering basic supplier inquiries. contract administrators.) can focus their efforts on building strategic supplier relationships and streamlining the procure-to-pay process. they can use the Check Status application in SAP SRM to monitor the status of their orders.com 11/3/09 2:39:18 PM .indb 44 www.2 SAP SRM — An Introduction It is advisable for organizations to review the challenges faced by their internal business systems and processes and then review the business benefits offered by SAP SRM.T.sap-press. Strategic Procurement activities (Sourcing) 10% 20% 50% 20% Operational (Ordering) Low (MRO) High Business Impact (Direct materials) Figure 2.3.1 Opportunities and Business Benefits Within SAP SRM Solutions driven solely by technological enhancements only provide a siloed response to the competitive and strategic needs of organizations today. your organization can enable suppliers to view the status of their invoices and view in real time what payments have been disbursed. their purchasing professionals (buyers.

5  The Three Realms — Process. EE SAP SRM replaces manual procurement processes with a streamlined requisition‑ ing and approval process. The SAP SRM solution provides benefits that exist in three realms.Benefits of SAP SRM 2.2 Process Benefits SAP SRM is based on SAP best practices that stem from proven business and indus‑ try expertise. Technology. SAP provides a wide range of preconfigured business scenarios that organizations can quickly deploy and benefit from with improved efficiency in their business processes. In addition. EE Web-based catalogs provide a quick and easy mechanism for finding negotiated goods and services. with the SAP SRM solution.com 312_Book_Tight. Let’s examine some pro‑ cess benefits now: EE Overall reduction in requisitioning. Additionally. and People 2.3 Organizations that are leaders in their markets and industries are better at using IT to enable business strategy. cat‑ alog-based selection ensures compliance with approved vendors. EE Efficiencies in business processes eliminate costly process-related errors and increase productivity by implementing adequate internal controls. EE An Internet-based request for proposal (RFP) and bidding process reduces the source evaluation cycle time. which are listed as follows and illustrated in Figure 2.3. and required attributes.sap-press. www. and supply-management cycle time are a direct result of the streamlined procure-to-pay processes within SAP SRM. Delays caused by lengthy manual approvals are replaced by faster electronic workflows and online status displays.indb 45 45 11/3/09 2:39:18 PM . order processing. comparative prices.5: EE Process benefits EE Technology benefits EE People benefits PROCESS TECHNOLOGY E PL O PE Figure 2.

Spending analysis within SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (BW) matches contracts with pur‑ chase transactions to monitor off-contract spending. and supplier interaction provide ease of use and increased collaboration across the supply chain. EE Flexible and scalable architecture and implementation scenarios provide organiza‑ tions the opportunity to configure for their specific business requirements. EE Integration technologies such as XML and Supplier Networks promote opportuni‑ ties to standardize supplier adoption. 46 312_Book_Tight. EE Users only require a web browser to access the functionality in SAP SRM. EE Better on-demand reporting and improved compliance. EE Synchronization of back-office functions by integrating with corporate finance and ERP systems.sap-press. It also provides greater visibility and awareness with an elec‑ tronic audit trail.2 SAP SRM — An Introduction EE Greater visibility of the historical spending data reduces the source determination time. such as SAP ERP Financials Finan‑ cial Accounting and SAP ERP HCM.3. 2. ready-to-use workflow business sets promote reduced implementa‑ tion efforts. This helps to continuously enhance the sourcing knowledge within the organization. Let’s take a look at some technology benefits: EE Web-based requisitioning. reducing the process‑ ing time drastically. Purchasing professionals can optimize sourcing decisions based on such cri‑ teria as past supplier performance data to determine the best source for goods and services. bidding. EE SAP SRM replaces paper approvals with online approvals. SAP SRM integrates with one or many SAP and non-SAP back‑ end systems.com 11/3/09 2:39:18 PM .3 Technology Benefits SAP SRM provides real-time integration with SAP ERP as the backbone.indb 46 www. EE Pre-delivered business packages within SAP NetWeaver Portal provide end users with a single interface for all purchasing needs. EE Email integration with standard mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes provides greater productivity and user acceptance. This in turn reduces end user maintenance costs with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). ensuring real-time data validation across SAP applications. EE Improved contract compliance and governance are achieved by driving spending toward selected suppliers with negotiated products and prices. EE Out-of-box.

ensure compliance across business units and supply base Better sourcing decisions that optimize overall value contribution from suppliers Procurement Simplify. EE Personal Object Work lists (POWL) provide users with an ability to create realtime queries and quick visibility on the status of their orders and reduces timeconsuming follow-up. reduced cycle times.indb 47 47 11/3/09 2:39:18 PM . business packages for SAP SRM direct information to different user groups on an individual basis. Additionally. and lower processing costs Supplier Enablement Enable the supply base to collaborate and work more effectively Increased adoption of e-procurement practices through scalable supplierconnectivity capability Table 2. easing organizational change management and training needs. SAP outlines the business benefits of SAP SRM and describes how SAP SRM addresses the business challenges faced by organizations today. Capability Business Need Business Benefit Sourcing Gain visibility into and actively control more spending categories and manage demand. EE Professionals within the purchasing organization can focus on strategic supplier relationships and contract negotiations instead of requisition processing.com 312_Book_Tight. EE Online supplier catalogs in SAP SRM ensure that users can quickly search for goods and services.3.1 is an excerpt from the document. which increases productivity and enhances user acceptance. automate. EE A single interface to all the procurement functions allows users to focus on their tasks and activities improving productivity. Table 2. This greatly reduces the need for intervention by purchasing professionals for negotiated goods and services ordered from these catalogs. resulting in elimination of errors.4 People Benefits Benefits for the organization’s users are listed here: EE Streamlined Wizard and Professional Form requisition navigation in SAP SRM provide a solution for both casual and power users.1  Some Business Benefits of SAP SRM www. and integrate the procure-to-pay process Streamlined procure-to-pay process with less administration and more efficiency.3 Benefits of SAP SRM 2. EE An intuitive Web-based Portal interface provides single logon to multiple SAP and Non-SAP applications increasing user efficiency and stronger adoption. standardize. Staples. and Dell. increased productivity. EE The end-user requisitioning experience is similar to online applications such as Office Depot.2. In SAP’s published SAP SRM Statement of Direction 2005.sap-press.

4. Now that you are familiar with the key benefits of SAP SRM. 4. For example. In Section 2. the Supplier Enablement business scenario is powered by a number of underlying technology components. 2.4. to name a few. This relieves your purchasing department of a huge administra‑ tive burden while making the procurement process both faster and more responsive.2 Operational Procurement Each core supply process has multiple business scenarios: EE 48 312_Book_Tight. and underlying technology components that enable the business processes. such as.sap. there are three key concepts to understand: core supply processes. SAP constantly changes the SAP SRM framework and often introduces new concepts for arranging SAP SRM.com 11/3/09 2:39:19 PM . let’s use the next sec‑ tion to further dissect the SAP SRM solution. and 5 are dedicated to each of these core supply processes.com/solutions/business-suite/srm/brochures. Supply Net‑ work Planning (SNP). SAP Biller Direct.indb 48 Self Service Procurement Indirect procurement enables your employees to create and manage their own requirement requests. we’ll introduce three key concepts: EE Core supply processes EE Business scenarios EE Technology components 2. www.sap-press. one or more SAP components or third-party applications might be required. business scenarios within each core process.2 SAP SRM — An Introduction Organizations interested in reading the statement of direction can download a copy from SAP’s website at www. SAP NetWeaver Portal.4 Dissecting SAP SRM There are a few terms and concepts that we need to define o properly understand SAP SRM. supplier self-services.4. 2. Fundamentally. For the implementation of each business scenario.1 Core Supply Processes SAP defines three core supply processes that collectively make up the SAP SRM solution: EE Operational procurement EE Strategic sourcing EE Supplier enablement Chapters 3.

3 Strategic Sourcing It is estimated that sourcing accounts for up to 75% of the total opportunity for pro‑ curement savings within an enterprise. you can use the interface to process the requirements and determine the best source of supply. Plan-Driven Procurement integrates seamlessly with backend sys‑ tems such as enterprise planning and production. EE Spend Analysis This is a decision-support application that enables you as a purchaser to analyze your total spending across system and organizational boundaries. Extended Classic. The following business scenarios enable the strategic sourcing capabilities within SAP SRM to fulfill supply needs. www. maintenance. Because SAP SRM is integrated with planning. or Standalone). you can create a PO or contract directly from the sourcing application or SAP Bidding Engine. companies generally fail to extend cost saving measures to services. As a purchaser. and facility management. The scenario allows you to inte‑ grate operational procurement with your existing supply-chain management solution. depending on the technical scenario you are using (Classic. negotiate sup‑ plier contracts. The Service Procurement business scenario within SAP SRM covers a wide range of services such as temporary labor. maintaining. Once you have done this. and order-pro‑ cessing systems.sap-press. you can link your procurement processes to a plan-driven strat‑ egy that gets you the materials you need for core business processes exactly when you need them. and evaluate supplier performance: EE Catalog Content Management This scenario provides a solution for creating. EE Service Procurement e-Procurement has produced great opportunities for saving costs in the purchas‑ ing process. EE Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management This application in SAP Enterprise Buyer (EB) provides professional purchasers with a wide range of actions and information to help them source their require‑ ments. even though services amount to more than 50% of annual purchasing volumes. design.4 2. However.4.indb 49 49 11/3/09 2:39:19 PM . or per product category. Save it either locally or in the backend system. You can per‑ form the analyses per supplier.com 312_Book_Tight. This concept will be discussed in detail in Chapter 6. and managing catalog content within your e-procurement application. consulting. per product.Dissecting SAP SRM EE Plan-driven Procurement (direct procurement) This automates and streamlines ordering processes for regularly needed core materials. 2.

indb 50 www. The key SAP components are listed below and described in detail following: EE SAP Enterprise Buyer (SAP EB) EE SAP Bidding Engine EE Supplier self-services 50 312_Book_Tight. POs. EE Supplier Self-Registration With this application. and invoices are examples of some of the business documents that can be exchanged with suppli‑ ers using a Web-based application hosted by the customer.com 11/3/09 2:39:19 PM . EE Design Collaboration This scenario allows organizations to involve suppliers beginning with the prod‑ uct design stage. EE Order Collaboration Organizations can use the supplier self-services component to exchange business documents with their suppliers. accepted suppliers can then participate in strategic sourcing events such as bidding and auction events. Organizations using the SAP PLM application can use C-folders to invite suppliers to participate in the design aspect of acquiring spe‑ cialty products and services.4. Supplier organizations can connect to a customer-hosted portal to communicate across a number of supplierrelated activities.sap-press. The main aim for this process is to allow stra‑ tegic purchasers to identify new suppliers for doing business.2 SAP SRM — An Introduction 2. which enables collaboration on design objects like specifications and bills of materials. organizations can provide a simple Web-based self-registra‑ tion process for potential suppliers.4 Supplier Enablement Supplier Enablement provides a quick and easy process for suppliers and customers to collaborate along the supplier relationship life cycle. 2. PO acknowledgements. EE Collaborative Replenishment Collaborative replenishment optimizes the supply-chain performance by enabling suppliers to access customer inventory data and making them responsible for maintaining the inventory levels required by customers through exception-based replenishment. Suppliers only require a web browser to log in to the application and receive POs and can collaborate on all procurement-related activities.5 SAP Components SAP components are the underlying technologies that enable the SAP business scenar‑ ios.

the SAP CCM component is not used by itself.6. Most organizations initiate their supplier-relationship management journeys with implementing the EB component in SAP SRM.indb 51 51 11/3/09 2:39:20 PM .com 312_Book_Tight. Tools such as www. For example. SAP EB acts as a catalyst for all the other components.1 2. It is a Web-based solution that provides the complete procurement process for the procurement of both direct and indirect goods and services.6  SAP EB — Execution Engine in SAP SRM 2.5. SAP EB is the execution hub for the majority of processes within SAP SRM.5 SAP Enterprise Buyer (SAP EB) SAP EB promotes self service procurement. Supplier Relationship Management Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) (SRM) Bidding Engine Supplier Self SelfServices Services Catalog CatalogContent Content Management Enterprise Buyer Enterprise Buyer Professional (EB) (EBP) Contract Management Figure 2.2 SAP Bidding Engine The Bidding Engine is an Internet solution that provides organizations the ability to strategically source and obtain optimal prices for goods and services.sap-press. The process begins with the creation of a shopping cart and ends with the entry of an invoice. as shown in Figure 2. instead. users creating shopping carts or purchasing professionals cre‑ ating POs in EB use catalogs to quickly search for and order products and services.5.SAP Components EE SAP Catalog Content Management (SAP CCM) or SRM-MDM Catalog EE SAP NetWeaver BW EE SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI) EE SAP NetWeaver Portal 2. Once implemented.

2.3 Supplier Self-Services Supplier self-services is a hosted Internet application that provides an integrated application for organizations to collaborate with their business partners. IBM Corporation. apart from the services and maintenance cost. Your company can then evaluate the bids received in an electronic manner based on a number of different criteria and select the most suitable supplier to contract the purchase. Auctions. your organization can ensure that documents are delivered to the supplier electronically via a hosted solution.000 to $100. A web browser such as Internet Explorer is all that is required for accessing supplier selfservices. and these can then be sent to the appropriate individuals in your organization for proper approvals using workflow prior to payment.sap-press. 52 312_Book_Tight. invoice entry. This can reduce the manual efforts for your accounts payable department to enter invoices. An example of how an organization might use the Bidding Engine capabilities is as follows. Organizations can invite strategic suppliers that are smaller in size and those that do not have the capability to exchange business documents electronically using XML or EDI. This offers smaller and mid-sized suppliers the opportunity to electronically integrate the procurement processes without the need for their own sales systems. Organizations could use the SAP Bidding Engine to invite a select group of suppliers such as Dell Corporation. and the ability to view the payment status. alleviating the manual efforts required by your purchasing department. Let’s say your company wants to replace all the existing computers because they’re getting outdated and wants to purchase state-of the-art laptops for all 5.5. This type of a purchase could cost an organization between $75. Also. Suppliers access the bid invitations using a web browser where they can submit bids and access all the details of the bid. Supplier organizations can assist in order collaboration and can acknowledge the PO receipt and delivery of the goods and services electronically.indb 52 www.000 just in equipment purchase.2 SAP SRM — An Introduction RFx.000 users in the organization. or Hewlett-Packard (HP) to a Bidding Event where they would get competitive bids electronically. Supplier self-services provides hosted order management capabilities. Reverse Auctions.com 11/3/09 2:39:20 PM . By enabling smaller suppliers with supplier self-services capabilities. suppliers can enter invoices electronically using supplier self-services. and Bid Evaluation enable organizations to create and process bid invitations and auctions to source products and services. including PO processing. goods-receipt confirmation.

comprehensive business-intelligence (BI) product centered around a data warehouse that is optimized for (but not limited to) the ERP environment from SAP. SAP initially announced the strategic shift in content-management strategy in May 2006 to move toward the SRM-MDM Catalog.0. organizations need to implement analytics in SRM. SAP NetWeaver PI is used in SAP SRM.5.sap-press. the go-to catalog option is the SRM-MDM catalog.SAP Components 2. provides open integration technologies that support process-centric collaboration among SAP and non-SAP applications. to integrate processes between SAP EB. SRM-MDM catalog is a competitive offering to the previously used catalogs of SAP CCM and BugsEye products offered by Requisite. SAP will continue to support its previous solution (SAP CCM).5 SAP NetWeaver BW SAP NetWeaver BW is a packaged. Chapter 6 will discuss the SRM-MDM catalog solution in detail.5 2. www. supplier self-services. SAP NetWeaver BW is an integral component of the SAP suite of applications with an added advantage of being a software package that can be used in both SAP and non-SAP environments. and SRM-MDM. The positive aspect for organizations is that they can quickly use more than 100 reports and que‑ ries that are provided via the standard content in SAP NetWeaver BW for SAP SRM. it is recommended that upgrade customers move to the SRM-MDM catalog. All analytics in SAP SRM are powered by the business warehouse. SAP support for Requisite products expired in 2005. because for new SRM 7. Although. This is one reason why SAP’s NetWeaver BW application is integrated as a component within the SAP SRM application.0 implementations only the SRM-MDM catalog application will be supported. SAP predelivers these reports for SAP SRM that can be used out of the box. over the Internet. SAP NetWeaver PI is a middleware solution that organizations can use to exchange data between SAP SRM and business partner systems or electronic marketplaces. 2.6 SAP NetWeaver Process Integration SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (previously SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastruc‑ ture [SAP XI]).4 SAP Catalog Content Management (SRM-MDM Catalog) Beginning with SRM 7. 2. and get detailed information on products or services. Users can search for products and services using a robust search tool with added flexibility to search cross-catalogs. comparisons.5.com 312_Book_Tight. both within and beyond enter‑ prise boundaries. The SRM-MDM catalog solution enables organizations to manage enterprise and supplier content.indb 53 53 11/3/09 2:39:20 PM .5.

With SAP SRM 7.com 11/3/09 2:39:20 PM . and Services Procurement. you can quickly and effectively integrate SAP solutions.0.0.indb 54 www. and 5 focus on SAP supply core processes: operational procurement. Plan-Driven Pro‑ curement. where an SAP NetWeaver Portal was nice to have.6 Summary Thus far. in SAP SRM 7.0. 54 312_Book_Tight.7 SAP NetWeaver Portal SAP NetWeaver Portal unifies key information and applications to give users a single view that spans IT siloes and organizational boundaries. all user interaction is enabled using the portal interface. legacy systems. and supplier enablement. third-party applica‑ tions. and collaboration tools. based on a WebDynpro technology. With the SAP NetWeaver Portal. because it offers the entire user interface for SAP SRM solution. acknowledg‑ ments. we will try to describe in detail the functionality available in SAP SRM. the SAP NetWeaver Portal is a mandatory component. which is similar to a requisition in SAP ERP. respectively. 4. we discuss in detail operational procurement. which is primarily enabled using the SAP EB component. In addition. We will introduce the concept of the shop‑ ping cart in SAP SRM. strategic sourcing.2 SAP SRM — An Introduction Organizations that want to exchange business documents such as POs. In this book.sap-press. Chapters 3. Unlike previous release such as SAP SRM 5. we discuss in detail the business scenarios: Self Service Procurement. databases. internal and external Web content. unstructured documents. we have talked about supplier relationship management in general and have briefly defined the SAP SRM application. 2. and invoices electronically via XML or EDI with their suppliers need to imple‑ ment the SAP NetWeaver PI component.5. In Chapter 3. 2.

98. 618 Bidding on behalf of. 233. 317 Attributes tab. 185. 340 Category. 71. 43 People. 580 In SAP SRM Inbox. 465. 168 Bidding Engine. 372 Approved shopping carts. 159. 252 ABAP. 193 Alert workflow. 45 Process. 115 www. 562 Anchor. 607 Basic data. 284 Availability control (AVC). 107. 546 Approved sources of supply. 450 Attributes. 105. 354 B B2B. 170 Bidding process. 380 Of items. 107. 467 Additional specifications.com 312_Book_Tight. 301 Add Reviewers. 445 Authorizations. 483. 41 BAdIs . 187. 31. 86. 248 ALE distribution model. 48 Bill of lading. 52. 157 Bid evaluation. 391 Analytical reports. 588 Biller Direct. 243. 470 Bid Optimization. 391 Auxiliary account assignment checks. 341 Account determination. 45 Technology. 84 Address data tab. 479 View. 447 Authentication.sap-press. 78 Additionally Global Outline Agreements (GOAs). 339. 308 Auction. 478 Participation. 512 Accelerators. 295. 52. 186 Alerts. 86 Attachments. 496 BBP_WFL_SECURITY.Index A A2i. 63 Add Approver. 595 Auction profiles. 267 Authorization level. 152. 159 Bidder. 576. 371 Approval. 186 Alerts for Contract Monitoring. 395 Limit. 394. 64 Ad-hoc approver. 64. 142 Ariba. 252 Dictionary. 51. 447 define new. 401 Upgrades. 623 Alert management. 588. 166 Audit. 404 Automatic authentication. 245 Automatic data transfer. 406 Benefits of SAP SRM. 31 Best practices. 180 Attribute access rights. 514 Bid comparison. 301 Basis team. 65 Add Items. 160 Bid invitations. 406 Authorization objects. 633 Aggregators. 176 Basic data tab. 158 Registration. 586. 84. 62. 96. 347 Active Queries. 601 Asset. 414.indb 711 711 11/3/09 2:46:16 PM . 45 Best of breed solutions. 599 Account assignment. 153. 518 Basic Configuration. 116. 188. 260 Preview. 248 ASAP.

Index Blanket. 41 Business workflow. 503 Completion workflow. 512 Configuration. 268 712 312_Book_Tight.com 11/3/09 2:46:16 PM . 48. 538. 241 Business Add Ins. 50 Enterprise Portal. 90 Check tab. 241 Brokers. 462 Catalogs. 50 Bidding Engine. 470 Business processes. 581 Blueprint phase. 239 Customizing. 537 By quantity. 242 Supplier hosted.indb 712 File. 209. 129 Blind bidding auction. 632 Check functionality. 184 Change pointers. 267 Search. 145. 66 Checkout button. 396 Change control management. 508 Building a catalog strategy. 165 Comparison analysis. 575 Catalog price. 165 Blueprint. 134. 487. 517 Business Application Programming Interface. 52 Business Information Warehouse. 599 Business Process Repository. 598 Changed version. 49. 481. 243 Company. 53 Business Intelligence. 111. 606 Business documents. 260 Strategy. 358. 588 CATT. 388 cFolders. 234 Change. 469 Company best-bid auction. 575 Catalog. 540 BW manager role. 577 Collaborative replenishment. 551 Business Scenarios. 201. 190 Central receiver. 241 Catalog and Content Management. 245 Check status. 241 Types of. 144. 438 Classic scenario. 463 Broker hosted. 44 Business Blueprint Structure. 354 Budget bearing object. 50 Component Upgrade Guide. 111 www. 353 Budget display. 350. 48 Business to Business Procurement. 607 Plan-driven procurement. 233 Project. 577. 117 Case studies. 51 Enterprise Buyer. 385 Component matrix. 24 Confirmation. 117. 209 Service procurement. 258 Outbound call structure. 241 Category Management. 53 Catalog Management.sap-press. 529 Business packages. 606 Business reporting. 461. 370 Buyer intervention. 252 Calculation schema. 50 Catalog Content Management. 181 Cancellation. 31. 607 Configuration information. 627 Changing the approver. 203 BW Business Content. 86 C C++. 277 Business benefits. 252. 239 Content. 563 Business partner. 184. 388 Confirm goods or services. 50 Commerce One. 311 Check users. 460. 51 Supplier Self-Services. 242 Buyer or internally hosted. 59. 354 Budget workflow. 487 Components of SAP. 209 Supplier enablement. 386 BugsEye. 248 Budget availability check. 267. 86 By value. 514 Central Contract Management. 239. 152 Buyer organization.

298. 70. 87. 152. 634 Download bids. 505 Customer-specific. 617 Documents and attachments. 166 D Data Manager. 615 Document Number. 301 Details of cost assignment. 173 Direct material. 511 Document Builder. 467 Control. 128 CSE Functions. 48 Corporate Governance. 175 Data. 76 Defense Logistics Agency. 440 Custom fields. 173 Contract Lifecycle Management. 586. 158 Content Management. 532 Decision methodology. 608 Contract Creation. 263 Documentation for the upgrade. 161 E E-catalog. 346 Distribute contract to catalog. 240 eCATT.com 312_Book_Tight. 185 Contracts. 74. 55 Discount. 576. 465 e-commerce definition. 239 www. 315 Cost Distribution. 121. 347 Direct procurement. 98 eCl@ss. 147 Create template. 603 Create purchase order. 233 Details area. 173 Distribution. 50. 586 Initiation. 170 Delete users.Index Consistency. 462 Contract review. 301. 437 Delivery address. 551 DataStore. 339 upload. 175 Contract price. 261. 589 Contract Management. 85 Cost Center. 271. 532 Objects. 545. 156 Create with Limit.indb 713 713 11/3/09 2:46:16 PM . 82 Design collaboration. 532. 171. 147 Create Bid Invitation. 147 Create contract. 173 Expiration. 579. 239. 190. 247 Copy contracts. 139. 606 Core supply processes. 94. 73. 252 Content Structure. 251. 183. 165 Dynamic attributes. 174 Negotiation. 86 Document status. 504 Difference between contracts and catalogs. 618 Process. 502 Decoupled scenario. 336 Cost assignment. 514 ECDP. 617 Document types. 467 Describe requirement. 347 Create auction. 93. 256 DataSource. 76. 551 layer. 129 Credit memo. 577 Default settings for items.sap-press. 580. 258 Development. 346 Difference between a technical and functional upgrade. 106 Distribute. 231. 257 Current SAP SRM environment. 559 Customizing. 535. 586. 186 Contract negotiation. 313 Contact persons. 147. 463. 311 check. 171. 163 Dutch Auction. 180 Core Business Processes. 614 Delete bids. 174 Contract monitoring. 193 Generation. 502 Five-step. 189 Execution.

97 Effective catalog strategy. 358 External suppliers. 346 Graphical Workflow Editor. 397 H Header data. 422 F Factored cost. 615 Grant. 362. 613 Government entities. 519 Goods receipt. 92. 630 Evolution of procurement. 470 External Catalogs. 284. 176 Hierarchical view. 615 Extended Details. 175 Global Unique Identifiers. 570 Encumbrances. 581. 626 Financial Accounting. 352 Financial Supply-Chain Management. 144 Follow-on documents. 303 Fund. 593 Front-end clients. 530 Enterprise Portal. 347 Expiration. 336 Fisher Scientific.com 11/3/09 2:46:16 PM . 484 Execution. 245 Email notification. 305. 293 Hold. 275.indb 714 Organization objects. 585. 351. 60 Extended History. 580. 345. 344. 625. 394 Employee Self-Service. 427 Global outline agreements. 626 714 312_Book_Tight. 253 Function tab. 48 Enterprise Sourcing. 102.sap-press. 551. 362 G Generate users. 185 Expense. 613 Funds reservation. 613 Add-on . 159 Extended attributes tab. 457. 613 Government Procurement. 124. 586 Evaluation path O-S-P. 339. 587 On demand. 586 e-Procurement. 278. 190. 80 Fixed source. 273 Financial postings. 330. 168 Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). 186 Express confirmation. 286. 268 Hybrid approach. 336 Financial checks and postings. 148 Hold functionality. 126 Expressive bidding. 431 HR organization. 53. 346 Funds Management. 591 HR data. 30. 530 ERP instances. 245 www. 93. 370 Groupwise. 624 Employees. 593 Capabilities. 29 Exchange Infrastructure. 374. 452 HTML. 120 Express invoices. 625 Relationship with linked objects. 111. 569. 241 E-Sourcing. 617 Extended Search.Index ECPO. 273. 62 Extended Form. 195 Workbench. 62 External Business Partners. 241 Enterprise Buyer. 460 Go-live strategy. 618 Government. 363 English auction. 65 Hosted. 164 Enterprise back-end. 113. 624 Relationships. 614 Filter groups. 577. 551 Frictionless. 195. 41. 310 Extended Classic scenario. 258 External users. 51. 86. 623 HR integration. 80 External Procurement business scenario. 461. 86. 575.

241 Internet connectivity. 496 Internet Pricing Configurator. 115 Launch pad. 598 iView. 149. 604 Last delivery. 248 IDoc. 628 K Knowledge Management. 132 M Maintenance. 267 Integrating Enterprise Buyer with SUS. 549 Three main types. 83 IT support. 84 Item-level approval. 397 Lump sums. 275 Impact of poor contract management. 463 Internal Addresses. 470 Internal catalogs. 561.com 312_Book_Tight. 121 Data. 634 Job scheduling. 336 Manage user data.indb 715 715 11/3/09 2:46:16 PM . 265 Incomplete purchase order. 339 Interlinkages.sap-press. 549. 345 Integration Scenarios. 435 Management Accounting. 506 Import Manager. 162 Live Auction. 31 ICG Commerce. 601 Implementation scenarios. 258 Inactivated. 597. 86 Internal order. 389. 463 InfoSources. 178 Lotus Notes. 554 Item Category. 326 Manage Business Partners. 483. 250 InfoCubes. 383 Items in shopping cart. 338. 460 Lock. 55 Industry-relevant classifications. 70.Index I i2. 630 Interface. 599 Implementation Content. 271 Implementation scope. 532 Info Records. 172 Implementation. 590 L Landscape. 147 Indirect procurement. 484 Internet Transaction Server. 178 Inbound Section. 133 Item data. 282 Integration at a transaction level. 350 Invoices. 177 Item details. 535 Limits. 201 J Java. 81 Internal notes. 372 Jobs. 261 Integration testing. 271 Impact. 103. 114. 535 Entry. 397 Integration with SAP ERP Financials. 519 Integration to email mail clients. 592 Java applet. 532 In renewal. 618 Invoice posting. 188 Integrated call structure. 280 Invoice Payment Plan. 425 Manual. 163 Location. 551 Choosing. 162 www. 630 Message type(s). 339 Internal users. 422 Internally hosted. 256 Import process. 132 Linear. 495 Invoice Management System. 80 Internal goods or services.

617 MRP. 458 On-premise. 293. 299 Uses. 328 SRM. 456. 262. 177 MM-SRV. 136. 244. 293 Organizational structure. 457. 242 Offline approval. 258 Material Filter. 379 Ongoing Delta Download. 393 716 312_Book_Tight. 462 Master Agreement. 547 MDM Catalog. 446. 512 Monitoring. 70. 623 Managing challenges. 398 Old purchase orders and templates. 320 Pros and cons. 412. 274. 356 Notes for approval. 594 Level integration. 80. 240. 455. 249 On-demand. 639 Outbound Section. 457 Material Master. 518.sap-press. 481 NetWeaver technology. 575 Benefits. 276 Synchronize. 186 Monitoring workflow. 465 Operational Contract Management. 518 OSS Notes. 634 Tables. 254 Open Partner Interface (OPI). 376 Number ranges. 455. 543. 378 Non-SAP backend. 257 Middleware. 267 www. 339 Texts. 208 Order functionality. 536. 481 NetWeaver platform.Index Manual price. 310 Benefits. 634 Multi-provider layer. 259 MDM Data Manager. 55. 241. 270. 595 Master Catalog. 258 Material Masters. 464. 481 Master schema. 469 Attributes. 582. 468. 57 Order as direct material. 118 Movement types. 48. 258 Master Data. 532 N Negotiate. 458 Material Groups. 248 Supplier. 257 MDM Import Manager. 613 Output determination. 265 Technology. 274 Tax determination. 274 Pricing determination. 602 Operational processing. 180. 591. 274 Source of supply. 450. 276 Integration. 294 OSS Messages. 187 NetWeaver components. 195. 422. 274 Maverick buying analysis. 592 Open Catalog Interface (OCI). 94 Organizational management. 158 N-step approval. 481 New user. 528. 78 Onboarding. 459 Materials management. 67 Ordering direct materials.com 11/3/09 2:46:17 PM . 559 Other Configuration. 599 Operational procurement. 457 Material master valuation based SAP General Ledger control.indb 716 No approval workflow. 457 Minimum Order Qty. 591 One-step approval. 132 Modified objects. 550 Master Data Management. 323 Impact on. 343 Material number conversions. 71 Notification. 454. 577 Integration. 467. 392 Movement type. 634 O Office Depot. 459 Material Master Data. 94 Order Collaboration. 50.

406 Personal Object worklists (POWL). 362 Price dependent on location. 390 With transaction type. 357 Propose source of supply. 248 Performance reporting. 47 Percentage. 545 Request for external staff. 261. 201. 261 Purchase to pay. 211. 47. 381. 45 Procurement. 571 PI Integration Engine. 581 Real-time validation. 392 Processes. 599. 591 SAP General Ledger account mapping. 530 Accessing. 178 Release notes. 464 Q Queries. 331 Related Documents. 595 Output. 530 Measures. 187 Reporting. 451 Precommitment. 581 Project systems. 512 Remote Function Calls. 529 Personalization tab. 262 Product Groups. 86 Percentage discount.Index Outline Agreement. 342 Product Data.com 312_Book_Tight. 74 Project. 566 Portal security. 532 R Rank-only auction. 286. 150 Refresh existing clients. 49. 92 Release compatibility. 257 Product categories. 614 Redistribute workload. 579. 348 Purchasing group. 387 Information. 494 Plan-driven procurement. 588. 130 www. 180 Pricing Conditions. 63. 98 Purchase Requisition. 534 Response. 261. 501 Re-assignment of purchaser workload. 55 Business to business. 609 Reports. 456. 107. 520 Project Management. 35 Card. 101 P Parameters (PIDs). 100 Payment Terms. 460 People benefits. 535 Standard BW. 345 Reasons to upgrade. 183 Print. 149 Records Management. 306. 147 Public Bid Invitations. 261 Professional Form.indb 717 717 11/3/09 2:46:17 PM . 528. 459. 47. 135. 21 Procurement for Public Sector (PPS). 92 Process Benefits. 180 Perfect Commerce. 613. 614. 564 Portal Content. 579 Product catalogs. 586. 480 Position-based security. 616. 489 Plants. 448 Payment. 304.sap-press. 311. 541 Release contracts. 460 Pricing scales. 30. 107 PO reference. 561 Project Planning. 461 Purchasing organization. 577. 362 Punch-out. 620 Product. 460 POR. 158 Public sector. 605 Project cutover. 124 Portal administrators. 243 Purchase order. 165 Realization. 567 Portal Vendor. 533 Re-negotiation. 432.

152. 52 RFI. 484 Sarbanes-Oxley. 252. 595 Roadmaps. 496 Security. 117 Reverse Auctions. 588. 222 Standalone. 558. 34 Solution growth. 502 Inbox. 415 SAP Solution Manager. 65 Save functionality. 567. 221. 601 SAP SRM. 597 Content. 288. 556 Extended Classic. 418.indb 718 SAP NetWeaver Business Client. 634 SAP ERP. 579.Index Required on. 273. 140 Searchable product catalogs. 561 SAP Business Suite. 579 SAP E-Sourcing. 614 SAP HCM. 598 SAP CCM. 83 Requisite catalog. 182 Return Goods Authorization. 56 Reservations. 508 SAP business suite. 34 Upgrade. 531. 561. 242. 408 Responsibility tab. 248 Screening questionnaires. 554 SAP Bidding Engine. 595 RFx. 118 Returns. 553 Plan-driven procurement. 294 SAP implementation. 500 SAP NetWeaver.sap-press. 524 User interface. 601 Single Sign-On approach. 404 www. 306 Restricted Bid Invitations. 604 SAP PS. 604 SAP NetWeaver PI.0. 586. 148 Secure socket layer. 265 SAP CLM. 584. 443 Roles and authorizations. 43 Value generation. 59 Search for requirements. 515 Solutions. 271. 244 S SAP backend. 271. 243 buying process. 189 SciQuest. 533 SAP NetWeaver MDM. 598 RosettaNet. 588. 561 718 312_Book_Tight. 580 Requisitions. 584. 278. 416. 93 Responsibility rules. 595 SAP Funds Management. 256. 562). 67 Scenarios. 531. 604 SAP ERP HCM. 41 Solution map. 271. 562 SAP NetWeaver BW. 158 Restriction for location. 623 Delta Guide. 579 Configuration. 414. 284 Standalone (Lean). 261 SAP R/3 Release 4. 171. 256 Requisitioners. 451 Role maintenance. 335 Save. 409 SAP TREX. 251 RoundTrip. 201. 394 Software providers. 508 SAP NetWeaver Portal. 563 SAP Notes. 561. 536. 33 Workflow. 554 Scheduling agreement. 599 Role-based security. 551 Decoupled. 93 Requisition-to-delivery time. 153 RFQ. 231 SAP Portal. 257.com 11/3/09 2:46:17 PM . 440 Root cause analysis. 593 SAP Connect. 49 SAP BugsEye solution. 222 Classic. 584 Functionality. 398 SAP Enterprise Buyer. 242. 518 SAP PLM. 496 Requisitioning. 118 Return Material Authorization. 579.

276. 261. 500 Functional. 414 Teams.sap-press. 60. 448 Ship-to address or performance location. 208 Supplier directory. 493 Spending limit. 72 Single Sign-On. 49. 261. 373 Task. 575 Self service procurement. 154 HTML. 574 Sizing. 249 T Table view. 483 Supplier screening and selection. 253 SRM Product Master. 492. 154. 510 Spend analysis. 128 Settings transaction. 77 Shopping cart. 597 Solution Manager. 566 Solution Leads. 617 Application. 597. 46 Templates. 380 Split criteria. 579. 465. 195 Strategic. 29 Supplier Relationship Management Server. 190. 211 Supplier List. 48. 413 Overview. 141 Source system. 259 Standalone scenario. 380 Single-user interface. 532 Submit to grouping. 465 Supplier Management. 441 Standard taxonomy. 62 Simplified form. 500. 598 Source of supply. 49. 586. 634 On-demand. 110 SRM. 59 Self-service procurement. 73. 500 Technical. 599 SRM-MDM repository. 264 Supplier Integration. 130 www. 50.indb 719 719 11/3/09 2:46:17 PM . 241 Supplier information. 311 Strategic sourcing. 204 Supplier Self Services. 47 Statistics. 282. 48. 559 Standard roles. 620 Self-registration. 369 Statement of direction. 414 Management. 49. 78. 139 Decision. 107 Status management. 369 Team. 147 Supplier collaboration. 443 Selective configuration. 538. 51. 261. 481.Index Authorizations. 416 Security Guide. 60. 459 Service processing. 29 SRM Administrator. 142. 140 Supplier Self-Registration. 619 SNOTE. 598 Service procurement. 139 Sourcing and Bidding Engine. 500 Technology benefits. 202 Supplier relationship management. 496 Smart Number. 250 Starting conditions. 50 Multi-channel. 267 Standard content. 47. 617 Simple search. 88. 496 Service Master. 87 Shop for. 461 Standard call structure. 480 Supplier website.com 312_Book_Tight. 567 Single-step approval over limit. 211. 141 Supplier enablement. 471 SRM-MDM Catalog. 490 Services. 47. 576. 513 Software Delivery Manager. 533 Sourcing. 468. 414 Profiles. 576 Definition of. 255. 183 Storage locations. 500 Project management. 591 Supplier On-boarding. 248 Supplier Registration. 598 Solution Monitoring. 517 Temporary labor. 435 Self-Service. 252. 21 Supplier hosted. 575 Strategic sourcing events. 591 Structures.

501 Tracking. 261 Worksets. 162 Value analysis. 176. 497. 504 How to. 60. 253. 519 WebDynpro. 567 User creation process. 562. 465 Units of Measures. 421 User interface. 515. 194. 105. 414 MDMGX. 499 Master Guide. 464. 408 Custom. 503 Assessment. 573. 614 User access. 261 Universal Worklist. 598 Texts. 532. 458 Tolerance. 511 Strategy. 97.or overdelivery tolerance. 370 Worklist. 103 Version management. 473 Vendors. 570 X XML. 477 Vendor text. 161 Wireless connectivity. 145. 572. 470 Vendor-supplied content. 379 Value-based cost distribution. 537 Weighting and ranking. 368 Restriction. 96. 502 Technical. 503 Functional. 408 Valuation factors. 346 VA Support Package Manager. 263 R3AC1. 251. 366. 145 Work Order. 125 Z V Z tables. 56 Transaction. 525 Decision methodology. 86 Vendor Transfer. 504 Upload Content. 391 Total cost of ownership. 185 Web-based e-training. 88. 465 Vendor Master Record. 423 User settings. 421 User authentication. 37 Vendor lists. 458 Transaction integration. 177 Vendor Root. 517 Customizing. 184 U W Under. 102 Traditional procurement process. 463.sap-press. 185. 268. 259 Vendor Synchronization. 390 invoice. 570 Web templates. 419. 188 Upgrade. 60 Utilization. 159 Workflow. 261 MECCM. 105 United Nations Standard Products and Services Code. 546 720 312_Book_Tight. 576 Update contract. 562 User management. 519. 86 Tial Download. 509. 344 Transfer to the catalog.Index Testing. 185 Two-step approval. 370. 566 Vendor landscape. 632 Standard SAP delivered. 384 Event-driven. 375 Template. 367.com 11/3/09 2:46:17 PM .indb 720 www. 476 Vendor product number. 496 Withdraw. 604 US Defense Logistics Agency. 562. 474 Version.

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