Skip to Content
author's profile photo Former Member
Former Member

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" ?



Add a comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Assigned Tags

Related questions

1 Answer

  • Best Answer
    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 12:18 PM


    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


    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Before answering

You should only submit an answer when you are proposing a solution to the poster's problem. If you want the poster to clarify the question or provide more information, please leave a comment instead, requesting additional details. When answering, please include specifics, such as step-by-step instructions, context for the solution, and links to useful resources. Also, please make sure that you answer complies with our Rules of Engagement.
You must be Logged in to submit an answer.

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 1.0 MB each and 10.5 MB total.