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Problems with Punch-Out Catalogs

Hi to everybody,

I need help: I've to manage the possibility, in SAP SRM, of ordering materials from internal and punch-out catalogs (present on the supplier site). Is XI necessary? Always? Today they use Aryba buyer to manage punch-out and use cXML standard for the supplier site: is this standard ok even for SAP SRM?

Thank you,

Daniela

Edited by: Daniela Dragone on Jan 24, 2008 5:22 PM

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    Posted on Jan 24, 2008 at 04:36 PM

    Hi

    Please go through the pointers below ->

    There are some preconfigured mappings available for SRM in www.service.sap.com.

    https://websmp106.sap-ag.de/swdc

    Search for all Categories

    - XI CONTENT SRM

    Other useful links ->

    xml-schema

    does-sap-ebp-supports-cxml

    srmxi-scenario---how-to-send-cxml-response

    html-to-xmlcxml

    Import cXml dtd

    cxml

    is-it-possible-to-connect-external-catalog-directl

    Is there pre-configured message mapping for SRM Content?

    srm--xi--cxml-configuration

    Hope this answer all your queries. Do let me know.

    Regards

    - Atul

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    Posted on Jan 24, 2008 at 07:35 PM

    Daniela,

    We are on older version of SRM (EBP 4.0) and we use internal and external catalogs with out XI. I believe XI is mainly used as middleware to import internal catalogs.

    - Suren

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    Posted on Jan 24, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Hi Daniela,

    I'm not sure whether you are referring to your client/company using ariba buyer or the supplier.

    XI (or PI as it's called now) is not necessary for opening a punchout catalog and getting a shopping cart to SRM, however SAP manages punchout using its own OCI standard. So no cXML can be used for that process. Ask your supplier if they support the OCI standard as well.

    The next part is the ordering of those items, again XI is not necessary if you send the order by email to the supplier. If you want to use XML based ordering XI IS necessary. Again SAP has a SAP XML message for ordering (called PurchaseOrderRequest), but with a mapping (which you have to develop yourself or buy from a specialised company) you can send XML messages in virtually any kind of XML standard to the supplier (including cXML).

    Regards,

    Robin

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