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SRM-SUS for Service Entry Sheets - Classic Scenario

Hi SRM Gurus,

Our client wants to use SRM-SUS for the Service Entry Sheets (to being with and then later expand more in other SRM areas). The lead system will be R/3 system.

We will be going with ECC 6.0 and SRM 5.0.

Service Order will be created in R/3 and replicated into SRM (SAP have said this is new functionality in SRM 2007 and SAP will provide us with this functionality in SRM 5.0 as well)

SAP are also recommending using MDM for hosting the catalogs for service entry sheets to enable vendors to selete their items during the confirmation / filling the service entry sheets. - they say this is mandatory

SAP are also asking for XI for the data to be transferred from R/3 to SRM (and may be vice versa) - they say this is mandatory.

Few questions:

1) What kind of hardware size are we talking about to have SRM-SUS, MDM, XI and Portal (PI)

2) Are MDM and XI mandatory as said by SAP and if yes, in what scenarios. What is they way around

3) How good is the functionality provided by SRM-SUS for Services? Is it as good as in R/3 (or even better)? We will be having complex Services in our scnearios.

4) What can be a typical time to install SRM-SUS, MDM, XI and Portal in the Dev environment to get moving onto the project?

An early response shall be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance



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    Oct 30, 2008 at 01:57 AM


    For SRM-MDM Catalog sizing information see > Sizing Guidelines > Solutions & Platform > Sizing SRM-MDM Catalog



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    • Former Member

      Just to confirm:

      SUS as declared by SAP being external comp , only accepts XML and hence XI becomes mandatory.

      MDM catalog is not compulsory for SRM 5.0 but would be from SRM 7.0 (SRM 6.0 is not for GA).

      R/3 would be better equipped to handle service.



  • Oct 29, 2008 at 09:09 PM

    few answers to your questions

    1) what is the release of SRM you want to work with?

    2) services in SUS is not available as standard , and will be provided by SAP as consulting up on request.

    3) for hardware requirements , please refer to the master guide for the srm release you will be working on -->

    and also you can refer to the software component matrix in master guide --> to see if any component is mandatory..

    4) XI and MDM as far as i know is mandatory for SRM 6.0 and above , But in SRM 5.0 , XI is compulsory.

    5) so xi is mandatory in anyway in SUS as different systems are involved and therefore is required for routing the documents correctly.

    6) time for installation again depends on your supplier base , and your level of expertise.

    7) it is not always recommended to compare between two different systems , R/3 and SUS are different and so functionality will not be the same

    8) but as far as i know R/3 is stronger functioanlly..

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  • Oct 30, 2008 at 01:50 AM


    XI is mandatory for SUS connection and SRM-MDM Catalog 3.0 is optional.



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