These days, procurement processes are usually very complex. Numerous internal and external stakeholders are involved. For employees in Purchasing, a key task is to ensure smooth collaborative work, which in turn assures efficient processing.
The purchasing record and the supplier record from top flow help here.
|Process||Controls and documents the entire purchasing process (order to cash) directly from the record, from requirement request to receipt of invoice|
|Merging of documents and information||Merges documents and information related to the purchasing process in one record – e.g., order requests, requests for quotation, price comparison, orders, incoming goods, contracts, meetings and emails|
|SAP reference objects||Generates and processes SAP purchasing objects directly from the record, e.g., requests for quotation, orders and sets of purchasing information|
|Linking to other records||Links to other records – supplier records, material records, equipment records, sales records|
|Access and authorizations||Checks access authorization against Purchasing SAP organization structures: Authorizations on header level and node level|
|Printing and sending of SAP receipts||Prints and sends out requests for quotation, orders, etc., directly from the record|
|Control of workflows||Controls the workflow throughout the purchasing process (including on the item level), e.g., technical and business-related approvals and releases|
|Process||Navigation platform from the supplier’s perspective|
|Merging of documents and information||Merges documents and information about a supplier into one record, e.g., contact partners, requests for quotation, orders, certifications, price lists and contracts|
|SAP reference objects||List representation of all relevant SAP objects, return to all of a supplier’s business-related events.|
|Linking to other records||List representation of all relevant SAP objects, return to all of a supplier’s business-related events.|
|Access and authorizations||Checks access authorization via supplier master data, company code, purchasing organization|