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MM external service management or Project system (PS)?

dear experts,

I would be requiring your help on the following doubt:

- a long term infrastructure project has been started.

- vendor has been selected to complete the project work.

- the WBS, activity list and schedule created by vendor with company's approval.

- contract type uses reimbursable cost.

hence, whenever any equipment / material receipt from vendor, the invoice can be processed for payment.

the requirement: to monitor the schedule & monitor the actual cost.

which one of MM external service management or Project system (PS) are more appropriate in SAP for this scenario?

kindly advise.

thanks,

rob

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 08:11 AM

    Hi,

    You can go for project system and create contract for equipment/ material , and then proceed with other proceeding transactions.

    Regards,

    Biju K

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 07:50 AM

    Hello Robiton,

    If you want to control & monitor in detail level then project system module will be more suitable.Large scale projects, such as building a factory require precise planning of the many detailed activities involved.

    Through PS you can get

    Multiple versions – Compare different scenarios

    Time planning

    Resource Planning

    Capacity planning and levelling

    Detailed cost planning

    Hierarchical Budget planning

    Hierarchical Structure

    Cost and Budget monitoring

    Revenue Planning and monitoring in detail

    Project progress tracking In Detail

    Integration with CATS

    Integration with Microsoft project

    Validation and substitution

    Plan VS Actual Comparison (Date, Cost, Revenue)

    Hierarchical Report (Cost, Budget, Date, Revenue)

    You can have control on WBS through user status.

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  • Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 07:57 AM

    Hi Rob,

    WBS is a part of the SAP Project system, you can only use the WBS/Project as an account assignment in SAP MM for procuring project services. So I would suggest you to go with Project system and use External services for procuring services against the Project.

    BR, Rosh.

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