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Difference between Strategic purchaser and Operational purchaser

Hi All,

Can someone please explain me the difference between Strategic purchaser and Operational purchaser?

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    Former Member
    Jul 01, 2013 at 05:20 AM

    Hello Colleagues,

    Please See this...

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/88/42223ad726b75ae10000000a114084/frameset.htm

    Operational Purchaser

    Technical name: SAP_EC_BBP_OP_PURCHASER

    Activities

    Operational purchasers are responsible for processing and issuing purchase orders in the Enterprise Buyer system. If a requester creates a shopping cart containing incomplete data (no vendor assigned for an item, for example) a purchaser then receives this incomplete purchase order in his/her worklist. The purchaser completes the data and send the purchase order to the vendor.
    Purchasers are also responsible for creating public and restricted bid invitations, and for comparing bids received.
    Purchasers can define templates for recurring procurement processes that employees can then use when creating shopping carts. Purchasers can also shop on behalf of other users such as managers.
    Purchasers are also responsible for processing of shopping carts with limit items and for the purchasing data in the business partner master records.
    Purchasers can only display contracts.
    Purchasers have reporting tools at their disposal that they can use to analyze shopping carts per cost center or product locally.
    The application Supplier Screening can also be activated. See Supplier Screening.

    Strategic Purchaser

    Technical name: SAP_EC_BBP_ST_PURCHASER

    Activities

    The strategic purchaser is responsible for strategic procurement tasks. Her tasks include the creation of public and restricted bid invitations, and the comparison of bids received. She can use theEnterprise Buyer Bidding Engine to handle these tasks.

    The strategic purchaser is responsible for the creation of contracts, the use of scheduling agreements, and for the purchasing data in the business partner master records. She also compiles vendor lists.

    In addition, the strategic purchaser can use various SAP BW evaluations to help her with the strategic decision-making process.

    The application Supplier Screening can also be activated. See Supplier Screening.

    n the standard delivery, purchasers have the authorization to perform the following activities in the Live Auction Cockpit:

    1. Ban and reinstate bidders

    2. Perform surrogate bidding

    3. Delete bids

    4. Extend auctions

    5. Start, pause, and resume auctions

    Use transaction PFCG to restrict purchasers from performing one or more of these activities.

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    Former Member
    Jun 29, 2013 at 04:34 PM

    Hi Sunil,

    Main difference between Strategic purchaser and Operational purchaser

    1. Strategic Purchaser :

    • RFX creation
    • Auction
    • CCM - Central contract Management
    • Workload redistribution
    • Supplier List
    • Quota Arrangement.

    2. Operational Purchaser :

    • Processing Saved PO's
    • Receiving GR and entering invoice
    • Work with purchase requisitions and purchase orders in SAP ERP.
    • Supplier Master & Product master.

    Let me know if you need any help.

    Regards,

    $aba

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Sunil,

      Supplier list :

      Compiled by the purchaser for specific products or product categories and contains suppliers and back-end contracts.Also supplier list will not support local contracts created in SRM.

      Supplier Master :

      It is a nothing but vendor master data which i replicated from the back end system.

      Reward me some points if it is helpful.

      Thanks

      Saba.


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    Former Member
    Jul 09, 2013 at 09:21 AM

    Hi,

    Below is the difference between Strategic & Operational Purchaser.

    Strategic Purchaser

    - Reporting

    - Redistribute workload

    - Negotiate & Process Contracts, change vendor in Contracts

    - Supplier Evaluation

    - Process Bid Invitations & Auctions

    - Maintain & Process Supplier List

    - Process Quota arrangement

    Operational Purchaser

    - Complete & Process PO

    - Confirm Goods/Service Centrally

    - Enter Invoice/Credit memo centrally

    - Carry out Sourcing

    - Create Template

    - Edit Business Partners

    Best Regards,

    Anil

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