I have been asked to give the feasiblity of setting up the Punch Out catalog functionality via MM .
I.e. in PR or PO creation the user should click on the Catalog icon and it should direct him to a Vendors catalog , there once User selects the Items the details should be transferred back to the PR ./PO document.
There is no SRM/MDM system involved, we are not using PM/CS catalogs either. Its purely MM catalog set up required.
I have gone through various Posts/ Sap notes but none gave clear directions on what all is required to set up this functionality purely from MM side.
(The SAP note says that this is a Consulting and chargable service?)
All I know is that we have to Set up the OCI details on the Vendor catalog in this node.
More questions :
1- The information to be maintained in this node, needs to be provided by the External Catalog provider?
2- Does this work only for text based items or does it also works for Items with SAP Material codes?
3- If Yes for material codes, do I need to maintain some mapping somewhere between SAP material code and item code passed by the catalog?
4-Can I use Multiple catalogs without any additional Code/BADI implementation?