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Future of SAP SRM -MM

Hello SRM Gurus ,

Please clarify ... Do you think SAP SRM will replace MM in future or MM will be still avaialable.

As SAP taken over Frictionless do you think the next version of SRM will be integrated product with Frictionless and MM

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    Former Member
    Sep 08, 2006 at 03:44 PM


    I think this is the suitable question to SAP AG...)))

    Regarding Frictionless, SRM is going to be loaded with more integration features related to Master data, Catalogs, Contract & scheduling agreements using MDM.

    SAP is going to introduce MDM Functionality in a big way with Netweaver technology so that Catalog management would be integrated with master data. This would replace the existing CCM and Requisite functionalities.

    MDM would act as Central Master data and Global data synchronization.

    SAP R/3 MM may remain same as backend system so that all user access to procurement functionalities would be done through SRM web applications.

    Do not know what will happen in this competitive market. But as consultants we should be prepared to face and go along with the technology. otherwise we will be left out in nowhere...!!!!



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    • Former Member Le Radis

      So based on our discussion here , MM will not be used for businesses like Financials Services , Banks ,Insuarance companies . Is inventory module will be part of SRM or still should use MM .Any suggestions or advice ???

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    Former Member
    Apr 24, 2007 at 08:48 PM

    Hello all

    My client wants me to receive stock which is brought off a contract using a catologue. we are implementing Inventory module along with WM. Now how do i link material master with the catologue item during receiving against a PO raised by SRM. can i force materail master data into SRM catalogue or can i force SRM catalogue material data into R3 material master ??

    Please advice how can i solve this problem of receiving in R3 for a PO rasied against a catalogue item off a contract.

    Thank you .

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Naveen,

      • for a manual on replication of material master data from R/3 to SRM please refer to the ConfigGuide Self Service Procurement on

      (Chapter Data replication).

      • when I wrote "dummy vendor" I only thought of the catalog.

      The easiest way (which is not the best way for process) on how to integrate your material master to a catalog would be an own catalog of your (backend) material master. For importing the catalog you would need a supplier ID in the catalog system. This would be your company.

      The disadvantage of this solution: The users will find a material at least twice.

      Once in the catalog of the supplier(s) and once in your "stock material catalog".

      Thus it would be better if you could find a person who is able to match vendor master data with your material master data in order to enhance vendor catalogs with the number of your material master.

      Perhaps your purchasing department prefers another solution:

      Diminishing material master data and work with contracts of product categories (without product ID).

      Hope it helps.