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Purchase Order Cycle

Hi Guys,

Can anybody please explain me "Purchase Order Cycle"

eg: 3rd party such as (SEEBURGER) sends Purchase order to ECC through XI,

Can anybody give me some real time scenarios in this case ( Like sending back invoices, shipment Notice etc)

Is there any other Business scenarios with involving other adapters like RFC in "Purchase Order Cycle" ?

Regards,

KK

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    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Hi,

    a typical "Purchase Order Cycle" consists of the following steps:

    Customer View:

    • Creation of the PO by the Purchaser in ECC
    • Submitting the PO to the Supplier, using
      • MiddlewareI-Tool (e.g. SAP PI with Seeburger-Adapter) to translate the IDoc to an EDI-format that can be understood by the partner

    • Once the Supplier ships the Goods, he will most likely also send the following EDI-messages back
      • Shipment/Deliverynote which is translated to the IDoc-Format and posted to SAP ECC
      • Invoice which is also translated to the IDoc-Format and posted to SAP ECC

    • In ECC it is verified if the Shipment fits the Order and also if the Invoice-Amount is correct. Then the PO will be closed (Cycle is finished).

    Supplier View:

    • Receiving the PO by the Purchaser via EDI-Middleware and forwarding the data in IDoc-Format to ECC
    • Once the Goods are Shipped, a Shipment/Delivery IDoc is created in ECC, forwarded to the MiddlewareTool and sent out to the customer.
    • Afterwards also an Invoice is created in the Suppliers ECC-System. forwarded to the Middleware-Tool and sent out to the customer.

    Hope this helps...of course there can be additional messages exchanged (e.g Order Response / Order Change) if the Supplier is requested to confirm that he can provide the Goods as expected...

    Kind Regards

    Stefan

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