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Purchase Order Data Transfer

Hi,

I'm a consultant working for a company that has as one of its customers, a company that has recently implemented SAP Retail.

My client receives Purchase Orders from the SAP Retail company.  Under their old system, they used to be via Excel, which we developed a program to read automatically.  Now my client gets a SAP-generated PDF.

I'm trying to find out if SAP Retail can export purchase orders in a data-transferable medium (XML, Excel, ...) rather than PDF.  We have not been able to reach anyone on their implementation team.  If necessary, we will implement a system around the PDF files, but it seems insane that a new SAP system implementation takes a step backwards in this regard.

If someone can confirm if this is possible, and any pointers on what they need to do set it up, or how we can access it, that will be much appreciated.  We can then push harder to get this happening.  If on the other hand, the PDFs are the only option then at least we know we need to concentrate on that.

Thank you for your time.

Michael Brettell

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    Apr 13, 2015 at 06:50 PM

    Hi Michael,

    SAP is designed to send a XML file from a purchase order or any other document type (delivery, sales order, transportation, etc) with very little effort. This means, that SAP delivers already a solution for that which the customer needs to set up.

    To create a PDF file actually requires quite a lot of custom development, specially to comply to the layout the customer requires. This is usually a task that goes from the testing team to the development team back and forth a few times before it is accepted.

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