In this course, students become familiar with options for optimizing and simplifying purchasing processes and their prerequisites. Students will also learn about additional, special functions and customizing settings.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

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  • Purchasing Master Data

  • Creating Material Master Records for Purchasing
    Creating Vendor Master Records for Purchasing
    Using Partner Functions in Purchasing

  • Sources of Supply and Conditions

  • Analyzing Price Determination Basics
    Creating Purchasing Info Records
    Creating Special Info Records
    Using Special Functions in Info Records
    Creating Central Contracts
    Creating Contracts for Material Groups
    Creating Scheduling Agreements Without Release Documentation
    Creating Scheduling Agreements with Release Documentation

  • Source Determination

  • Controlling Source Determination with Source Lists
    Maintaining Source Lists
    Controlling Source Determination with Quota Arrangements
    Executing the Planning Run with Quota Arrangements
    Identifying Additional Aspects of Source Determination
    Blocking Sources of Supply
    Creating Purchase Orders with Source Determination

  • Optimized Purchasing

  • Processing Unassigned Purchase Requisitions
    Processing Assigned Purchase Requisitions
    Monitoring Purchase Orders
    Assessing the Buyer Role

  • Document Release Procedure

  • Releasing Purchasing Documents
    Converting Released Purchase Requisitions
    Configuring Release Procedures in Customizing
    Creating Release Procedures

  • Specific Procurement Processes

  • Creating Invoices Using Invoice Plans
    Creating Blanket Purchase Orders
    Deploying Subcontracting
    Purchasing with Manufacturer Part Numbers
    Deploying Additional Special Procurement Processes

  • Vendor Evaluation

  • Evaluating Vendors
    Setting Up Vendor Evaluation

  • Purchasing Document Types

  • Customizing Document Types in Purchasing
    Setting Up Field Selection in Purchasing Documents
    Deploying Version Management in Purchasing
    Analyzing Special Aspects in Customizing
    Defining Function Authorizations for Buyers

  • Integrated Procurement Scenarios

  • Purchasing with SRM and Catalogs
    Integrating SAP Components


The primary audience for this course are Application Consultants, Business Process Architects, Business Process Owners/Team Leads/Power Users, Program/Project Managers, and Users.




Corresponding SAP knowledge in materials management area


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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