Enhancing Supplier Relationship Management Using SAP SRM

Enhancing Supplier Relationship Management Using SAP SRM

by Sachin Sethi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592293124
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: Standard
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sachin Sethi, the resident SAP SRM solution expert at searchsap.com, has more than nine years of consulting experience implementing eBusiness solutions and ERP applications. A certified SAP SRM Solutions expert, Sachin has worked with the SAP SRM/EBP product since its initial BBP 1.0 release.

Table of Contents

1 ... Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management ... 29
... 1.1 ... e-Procurement and SRM ... 30
... 1.2 ... The SRM Vendor Landscape ... 34
... 1.3 ... Why SAP SRM ... 34
... 1.4 ... Summary ... 372 ... SAP SRM -- An Introduction ... 41
... 2.1 ... Evolution of SAP SRM ... 41
... 2.2 ... SAP SRM and SAP Enterprise Applications ... 42
... 2.3 ... Benefits of SAP SRM ... 43
... 2.4 ... Dissecting SAP SRM ... 48
... 2.5 ... SAP Components ... 50
... 2.6 ... Summary ... 543 ... Operational Procurement ... 55
... 3.1 ... Self-Service Procurement ... 59
... 3.2 ... Services Procurement ... 128
... 3.3 ... Plan-Driven Procurement ... 135
... 3.4 ... Summary ... 1384 ... Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management ... 139
... 4.1 ... Strategic Sourcing ... 140
... 4.2 ... Contract Management ... 171
... 4.3 ... What's New in Sourcing and Contract Management ... 190
... 4.4 ... Summary ... 1965 ... Supplier Enablement ... 197
... 5.1 ... Supplier Enablement Using SAP SRM ... 199
... 5.2 ... Supplier Registration ... 202
... 5.3 ... Supplier Collaboration: Order Collaboration ... 208
... 5.4 ... Supplier Collaboration: Inventory and Replenishment ... 229
... 5.5 ... Design Collaboration Using SAP PLM ... 231
... 5.6 ... Design Collaboration Using SAP SRM ... 233
... 5.7 ... Summary ... 2366 ... Catalog and Content Management -- Crafting Your Catalog Strategy ... 239
... 6.1 ... Building a Robust Catalog Strategy ... 241
... 6.2 ... Catalog and Content Management Using SAP SRM ... 252
... 6.3 ... Relevant URL Links ... 269
... 6.4 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 269
... 6.5 ... Summary ... 2707 ... Choosing Implementation Scenarios ... 271
... 7.1 ... Overview -- SAP SRM Implementation Scenarios ... 271
... 7.2 ... The Classic Scenario ... 273
... 7.3 ... The Extended Classic Scenario ... 278
... 7.4 ... The Standalone Scenario ... 284
... 7.5 ... Decoupled Scenario ... 288
... 7.6 ... Things to Remember and to Watch Out For ... 290
... 7.7 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 291
... 7.8 ... Summary ... 2918 ... Organizational Structure ... 293
... 8.1 ... Overview of the Organizational Structure in SAPSRM ... 295
... 8.2 ... The Details Area of the Organizational Structure ... 301
... 8.3 ... Uploading Attributes via a Function Module ... 314
... 8.4 ... Customizing Attribute Maintenance ... 316
... 8.5 ... Deleting Organizational Objects in SRM ... 319
... 8.6 ... Best Practices for Creating and Managing the Organizational Structure ... 320
... 8.7 ... Integration with SAP ERP HCM -- A Key Decision ... 322
... 8.8 ... Pros and Cons of Creating an Organizational Structure in SAP EB or Distributing from SAP ERP HCM ... 328
... 8.9 ... Impact of the Extended Classic Scenario on SAP SRM Organizational Structure ... 330
... 8.10 ... System Refresh Procedure Steps ... 331
... 8.11 ... Things to Remember ... 333
... 8.12 ... What's New in the Organizational Structure ... 333
... 8.13 ... Summary ... 3349 ... Integration with SAP ERP Financials and SAP Project System ... 335
... 9.1 ... Financial Accounting in SAP ... 336
... 9.2 ... Integration of SAP ERP Financials with SAP SRM ... 339
... 9.3 ... Overview of the Purchase-to-Pay Cycle ... 348
... 9.4 ... Budget Check in SAP SRM ... 353
... 9.5 ... Integration with Project System ... 357
... 9.6 ... Limitation of Extended Classic Scenario for SAPPublic Sector Solution ... 362
... 9.7 ... Integration with cProjects ... 364
... 9.8 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 365
... 9.9 ... Summary ... 36610 ... The Role of Workflow in SAP SRM ... 367
... 10.1 ... Workflow in SAP SRM ... 370
... 10.2 ... Standard Delivered Workflows in SAP SRM ... 375
... 10.3 ... Online and Offline Approvals ... 394
... 10.4 ... Implementation Best Practices ... 401
... 10.5 ... Security and Authorizations in Workflow ... 404
... 10.6 ... Responsibility Rules vs. Custom Z tables ... 408
... 10.7 ... What's New in SAP SRM 7.0 Workflow ... 409
... 10.8 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 412
... 10.9 ... Summary ... 41211 ... Managing Security in SAP SRM ... 413
... 11.1 ... Overview of Security in SAP ... 414
... 11.2 ... Security in SAP SRM ... 416
... 11.3 ... User Creation in SAP SRM for SAP EB (Internal) ... 423
... 11.4 ... User Creation in SRM for SAP EB (External) ... 435
... 11.5 ... Deleting Users in SAP SRM ... 437
... 11.6 ... Checking Users in SAP SRM ... 438
... 11.7 ... Roles and Authorizations in SAP SRM ... 440
... 11.8 ... Impact of Organizational Structure in SAP SRM on Security ... 446
... 11.9 ... Position-Based Security in SAP SRM ... 451
... 11.10 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 454
... 11.11 ... Summary ... 45412 ... Dependency of Master Data in SAPSRM and SAP ERP ... 455
... 12.1 ... Middleware ... 457
... 12.2 ... Locations, Payment Terms, and Pricing Conditions ... 460
... 12.3 ... Interlinkages ... 463
... 12.4 ... Vendor Lists, Contracts, and Catalogs ... 463
... 12.5 ... Delivery Addresses ... 467
... 12.6 ... External Business Partners in SAP SRM ... 470
... 12.7 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 480
... 12.8 ... Summary ... 48013 ... Architecture and Technology of SAPSRM ... 481
... 13.1 ... SAP SRM Functionalities and Matrix ... 483
... 13.2 ... SAP SRM Architecture Based on Business Scenario ... 487
... 13.3 ... SAP SRM Business Scenarios Using SAPNetWeaver PI ... 494
... 13.4 ... User Interface ITS to WebDynpro in SAP SRM ... 495
... 13.5 ... SRM Sizing ... 496
... 13.6 ... Summary ... 49714 ... Upgrade -- A How-To Approach ... 499
... 14.1 ... Why Upgrade ... 499
... 14.2 ... Answer the Question: Technical or Functional ... 503
... 14.3 ... Understand Your Current Environment ... 505
... 14.4 ... Expected Changes in New SRM Release ... 509
... 14.5 ... Upgrade -- Tools and Resources ... 511
... 14.6 ... Best Practices -- Upgrade Impact ... 514
... 14.7 ... SAP SRM 7.0 -- Major Changes ... 520
... 14.8 ... SAP SRM Upgrade -- Lessons Learned ... 524
... 14.9 ... Upgrade Assessment -- via a Questionnaire ... 525
... 14.10 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 528
... 14.11 ... Summary ... 52815 ... Performance Reporting via SAPNetWeaver BW ... 529
... 15.1 ... SAP NetWeaver BW with SAP SRM ... 530
... 15.2 ... Standard SAP NetWeaver BW Business Content for SAP SRM ... 540
... 15.3 ... SAP SRM Implementation Scenario Impact on SAPNetWeaver BWReporting ... 549
... 15.4 ... Delivered Reports in SRM 7.0 ... 556
... 15.5 ... Things to Remember ... 558
... 15.6 ... Relevant OSS Notes ... 559
... 15.7 ... Summary ... 55916 ... SAP NetWeaver Portal and SAP SRM ... 561
... 16.1 ... SRM Business Packages for SAP NetWeaver Portal ... 563
... 16.2 ... Portal Security ... 567
... 16.3 ... What's New in SAP SRM 7.0 ... 570
... 16.4 ... Relevant OSS Notes and Links ... 574
... 16.5 ... Summary ... 57417 ... Customer Case Studies ... 575
... 17.1 ... Case Study #1: New SAP ERP and SAP SRM Implementation ... 575
... 17.2 ... Case Study #2: Existing SAP Customer with New SAP SRM and E-Sourcing Implementation ... 580
... 17.3 ... Summary ... 58418 ... SAP E-Sourcing ... 585
... 18.1 ... SAP E-Sourcing ... 588
... 18.2 ... SAP E-Sourcing 5.1 Architecture ... 592
... 18.3 ... SAP E-Sourcing Integration with SAP ERP and SAP SRM ... 593
... 18.4 ... Relevant OSS Notes and Links ... 595
... 18.5 ... Summary ... 59619 ... SAP Solution Manager and SAP SRM ... 597
... 19.1 ... Solution Manager Relevance to SAP SRM ... 599
... 19.2 ... Configuring the Solution Manager for SAP SRM ... 604
... 19.3 ... Relevant OSS Notes and Links ... 610
... 19.4 ... Summary ... 61020 ... Procurement for Public Sector ... 613
... 20.1 ... SAP SRM and SAP Procurement for Public Sector ... 613
... 20.2 ... What Is Different in SAP PPS ... 616
... 20.3 ... Summary ... 62021 ... Selected Configuration in SAP SRM ... 623
... 21.1 ... Integrate Organizational Structure with SAP ERP HCM ... 623
... 21.2 ... Workflow: Restriction for Changing and Adding Approvers in the Shopping Cart ... 632
... 21.3 ... MRP Integration with SAP SRM ... 634
... 21.4 ... Other Configuration with SAP SRM ... 639
... 21.5 ... Summary ... 639
... 21.6 ... Book Conclusion ... 639A ... SRM Functionality Matrix ... 643B ... Jobs that Require Scheduling ... 645
... B.1 ... Jobs Required in SAP SRM ... 645
... B.2 ... Jobs Required in SAP ERP ... 649C ... Using Different Browsers with SAPSRM ... 651D ... Using Business Add-Ins with SAP SRM ... 653
... D.1 ... Implementing a BAdI ... 653
... D.2 ... Examples of BAdIs in SAP SRM ... 655
... D.3 ... List of BAdIs in SAP SRM ... 659E ... Customer Fields in SAP SRM ... 669
... E.1 ... Customer-Specific Fields in SAP SRM Document Types ... 669
... E.2 ... Related OSS NOTES ... 672F ... Business Objects in SAP SRM ... 673G ... Authorization Objects ... 675H ... Quiz for Testing your SAP SRM Knowledge ... 679
... H.1 ... Questions ... 679
... H.2 ... Answers ... 683
... H.3 ... Explanations for the Answers ... 683I ... System Refresh Procedures ... 691J ... Organization Structure Attributes ... 693K ... Useful Transactions and Function Modules ... 703L ... The Author ... 709 ... Index ... 711

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