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When to choose SAP MM vs SRM?

Hi Experts,

Can anyone please tell me when should a client use SAP MM vs. SAP SRM? advantages vs. disadvantages of each.

Thanks in advance.

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    Posted on Oct 16, 2008 at 04:42 PM

    Recently someone posted this....I thought about to share here...



    The company faced the following specific challenges:

    u2022 Limited visibility into demand

    u2022 Strategic sourcing inefficiencies

    u2022 Operational procurement inefficiencies

    u2022 Excessive inventory to support plant operations

    u2022 Ineffective access to information about operations

    u2022 Inefficiencies in the supplier community

    Type of industries:

    Automotive, Telecom, Utilities etc."

    Regards, IA

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    • A determining factor could be training. SRM is easier to use than MM.

      We have many remote locations where training isn't always feasible. Before we implemented SRM our remote users used paper requisitions to get basic goods for their offices rather than MM purchase requisitions. Now with SAP they create their own shopping carts and can even do goods receipt for them.

      We also have our professional buyers and warehouse staff who do the true purchasing and they use the MM transactions. Those purchases are received by professional receivers who also use the MM transactions.

      Hope that helps somewhat,