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What are the components used in E-Sourcing,what types of procurement does E-Sourcing support & what deployment scenarios are supported



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    Former Member
    Dec 29, 2008 at 03:10 PM

    Hi Surya

    Answering your question in 3 parts

    1) What are the components used in E-Sourcing

    There are mainly 2 components in esourcing

    Optimizer and the Contract generation webserver

    The optimizer handles the Sourcing, category management, Spend analytics part

    the Contract generation webserver handles the Conract lifecycle part

    You can perform the following in the sourcing component

    eRFx, Auctions, Bid awarding

    In CLM you can do the end to end contract management process until finalisation of the contract.

    Then you can oush the contract onto the backend as an outline agreement/contract

    2) What types of procurement does E-Sourcing support

    SAP E-Sourcing is a sourcing application and cannot handle procurement

    It sits on the procurement applications from whih the demand flows into SAP E-sourcing

    The CPPR functionality in SAP ECC 6.0 EhP4, allows you to group the purchase requisitions and push it into the RFx to create sourcing events, you can then convert the RFx to an auction in a single click

    3) what deployment scenario

    There are 2 deployment scenarios

    a) On-demand (standard deployment)

    This is also called SAP hosted, where SAP will host the application and you need to pay SAP based on the usage of the system, you need not install the software in your environment.

    You can get in touch with SAP to understand more about this solution

    b) On-premise

    You install SAP E-sourcing On premise in your environment and use it.

    For details on the collaterals you can visit the service market place

    in the left hand corner you will see SAP E-Sourcing 5.x

    click on that link and you will get all the details you require tos et up on premise

    Let me know if this answered your queries



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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Surya

      RFx'a are offine bidding processes when compared to Auctions

      Auction is an online event where all the suppliers present their bids in real time, based on the auction type, for example a reverse auction, the lowest bidder wins the bid

      There is lots to know about RFx, you can check this in the documents that you can download from the market place in the link that I have mentioned below

      Also if you download the software from SWDC, you will get all the guides there

      The Contract and Ctegory management functionalities of E-sourcing have been extracted to form XCLM, they are the same.

      Let me know if this helps



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    Jan 11, 2009 at 06:45 PM


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