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Ability to create a shopping list

Is there a way in SRM to give the user the ability to create a shopping list of items and then have someone else retrieve that cart and complete the necessary information?

We would like to give more users access to SRM. But, they may not be aware of the appropriate account assignments to use. Currently, they provide someone with a list of items to order (either via e-mail or paper) and that person creates the shopping cart in SRM.

Our current SRM users have the Employee job role which allows them to only see their own carts for processing.

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    Sep 01, 2006 at 07:07 PM

    Monique

    Following 2 options are available. You can check which one will be suitable to your requirement.

    1.In SRM there is a standard role called Purchasing Assistant (SAP_EC_BBP_SECRETARY).

    Purchasing assistants can define templates for recurring procurement processes, which employees can then use when creating shopping carts.

    2.There is an attribute called REQUESTER to maintain alternate Goods recipient. Employee with this attribute can create shopping carts for those users defined in the REQUESTER attribute value field.

    PS : Reward points if helpful.

    Regards

    Jagadish

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      Monique

      If a Template(not a shopping cart) is created, then in table BBP_PDHGP, field SUBTYPE will be having value "ST".

      If a SC is created SUBTYPE field value will be blank.

      But I do not know if there is any indication in table which tells that SC line item is from template.

      All users will have access to the templates created by any users. They can copy the line items from the templates and create SC with those items. Line items in the templates will not be deleted once you copy them into SC.

      Only users who have created the templates will have access to delete them.

      PS : Reward points if helpful.

      Regards

      Jagadish

  • Sep 05, 2006 at 01:56 AM

    Monique: have you considered using the following Workflow: Shopping" target="_blank">http://help.sap.com/saphelp_srm40/helpdata/en/1c/df0e3bfd97304a94b064d6a87cf72d/frameset.htm">Shopping Cart Completion by Purchaser?

    Cheers,

    Serguei

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    • Former Member Serguei Zabrodski

      I did look over the diagram.

      However, I do not think it will work for our situation. We use the classic scenario. Currently, our users create a shopping cart that will route to their approver in the department. Depending on other factors, the cart can also route to Finance or Grants for approval. After all approvals are done, the shopping cart status changes to "Approved". If the items are to a catalog vendor, the PO will be automatically created on the R3 side. If the cart was free text, the cart becomes a requisition on R3 and our Purchasing department converts the requisition into a PO. We have 4 purchasing groups set up in our SRM system. There are more than that in the R3 system but we do not bring them over into SRM.

      We will look over the diagram and see if it can work for us with a little bit of manipulation.

      Thanks for your help.