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Sourcing CLM-SRM Integration : Supplier mapping

Dear Experts,

We have successfully implemented the CLM-SRM integration in our landscape.Further to this we have some clarifications required regaridng certain possibilities regarding this scenario.

1. Is it possible to have a different vendor names for a same vendor in SRM and CLM and to map these via XI in some way.

2 What is the primary purpose of  'External Validation' option in CLM which we see in Master Agreement.

Please let me know your valuable suggestions on this topic.

Thanks and regards,


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    Jan 05, 2015 at 01:12 PM

    Hello Gopi,

        It is definitely possible to map the Vendors in PI provided you have the mapping related data available in PI somehow during the process of Publish to SRM once the XML is generated out of CLM. (but from the point of view of CLM the vendor used in the Master agreement must match the vendor master record)

    2. The External Validation option is used to validate the various master data and the relationships as per the ERP system. this is done in the CLM system prior to publishing the Master agreement to ERP/SRM, in order to avoid errors being sent from the ERP/SRM system back to the CLM user after having saved and published the Master agreement.

    (Ex: if you are using a POrg and PGrp and the relationship is not valid as maintained in ERP, then it is more usable when the CLM application can promptl the User right away that the data is incorrect instead of waiting for the message to come back from ERP/SRM after publishing).

    Hope this clarifies..



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      Hi Prasad,

      hope you are doing fine.

      I´m standing in front of a riddle!

      I´m sending from the CLM-System a Contract to the SRM-System.

      This can also be created without problems in the source system, as long as we have registered for the appropriate document type in the SRM as "internal number range".

      But I want that the central contract is created in SRM with the "external number" and thus there is a single number for the contract.

      Thus, this number would be the same in CLM and SRM.

      Unfortunately, the SRM central contract always requires an " internal number ".

      If this is not available, then there is a error (CX_SY_REF_IS_INITIAL) in the distribution of CLM contract at SRM.

      Do you know if a BAdI in the Component "ESOSRMINT" exists, which can help me?

      Thank you very much and best regards