we are currently investigating multiple options to implement an eProcurement solution. Our purchasing department is desperately looking to enable workflow for "Purchase req approval" in R3. As we haven't decided yet what software will fulfill the needs I need some advise to make a decision if I should hold back and wait until eProcurement will address the requirement (maybe 1-2 years) or move forward. We do not have any expertise in house therefore I apologize if these questions are "ridiculous" stupid.
We are on SAP R3 ECC6
a) If I go ahead and implement the purchase req workflow in the current SAP R3 environment is this throw-away or can this be leveraged/re-used when we later on implement a eProcurement solution (like SRM or ARIBA)?
The following questions might be answered with question a)
b) Is the Workflow engine in R3 and SRM the same (NetWeaver)?
c) does SAP work flow integrate with other vendors like Ariba and I can re-use the work flow developed in R3?