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workbook deployment on initial setup

Hi,

Can anyone tell me which is best to use during initial install, Enterprise_QuickStart.xls and Sourcing_Company_QuickStart.xls for SAP E-Sourcing systems or

Enterprise_QuickStart-xCLM.xls and Sourcing_Company_QuickStart-xCLM.xls for CLM

systems?

I'm installing CLM as well as ESO, however I've always used the Enterprise_QuickStart.xls and Sourcing_Company_QuickStart.xls.. Can anyone tell me what the differences are?

Thanks!

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    Jun 22, 2009 at 08:39 PM

    Basically it provides some different preconfiguration. An example of this is in the CLM version you get only the security profiles that are required for CLM. Also you do not get any RFx Types or Auction Types. Easiest thing for you to do is open both of them side by side and look through each worksheet and you will see the differences.

    As I understand in the CLM workbooks they have removed the Enteprise Sourcing preconfiguration.

    Regards,

    James

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      Hi LJ

      Very Very Important

      Please note that you need to upload both the workbooks.

      Its not an option, but mandated to upload both

      Please note the difference b/w both these workbooks.

      Enterprise deployment work book: this is more of a technical workbook that has a lot of scripts and extensions that are required to make your software work, as an Enterprise Manager, lot of steps will be automatically executed using this workbook

      Company quick start : This will have type 2 master data and company related master data that are required for you to have baseline configuration updated in the system

      Conclusion: Please upload both the workbooks

      Regards

      Tridip

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    Jun 22, 2009 at 05:03 PM

    In theory the enterprise workbook has the enterprise scoped objects. However many of the objects in this workbook are not scoped by company or enterprise but by the entire system. As a general rule the company workbook has company scoped object.

    Because the company workbook is conditional on the creation of objects from the enterprise workbook you must do the enterprise workbook first. Then the company workbook.

    You should not use the quickstart workbooks without first removing information from the workbooks you do not require. Although it will not cause the system to not function you will be putting unnecessary information in the system like multiple directory configurations etc.

    If you have a ESO/CLM consultant onsite I would recommend asking them to clean your workbooks as appropriate for your deployment.

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      Thanks, I understand all of this, however what is the difference between the Enterprise / Company Sourcing workbooks with xCLM and without xCLM?

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    Jun 23, 2009 at 09:44 AM

    Hi Tridip,

    No suggestion not to load both workbooks. The suggestion made was to review the data before loading to the system. Much of the material in these workbooks is preconfiguration that you do not require or that a functional consultant may indicate they do not want in the system.

    But if you do not load things like security profiles or extension references Tridip is correct the system will not function as expected. However almost everything in these workbooks can be created manually.

    For the majority of data in E-Sourcing and CLM once it is created you can not remove it. You can only make it inactive. Best Practice is if you do not require the material do not load it.

    Please note that when SAP provides hosting to a ESO/CLM customer the system is turned over to the consulting team without the enterprise or company workbook loaded. The hosting team only creates the cluster, directory and enterprise context. Basically they provide what is required to allow users to be created and access to the system with the enterprise user. Idea is so that consultants can get into the system and load the workbooks.

    Regards,

    James

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