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Required information on Punchout catalogue

All,

Our client planning to implement Punchout catalogue. Please let me know how to start with and how to integrate these catalogue with SRM.

Thanks,

Ravi

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    Nov 02, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Hi Ravi,

    Also, very important, the catalog vendor must be OCI compliant. Find attached the OCI 4.0 guidelines which will provide them with the 'template' of the type of data expected by the Open Catalog Interface for successful catalog transfer in either XML or HTML format.

    Regards,

    Jason

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  • Oct 19, 2009 at 02:30 AM

    Hi,

    Are you going to integrate with Internal Catalog or External Supplier Catalog ?

    You need 2 customizing.

    1. Catalog access definition

    SRM -> SRM Server -> Master Data -> Content Management -> Define External Web Service

    2. Catalog attributes setting in PPOMA Org structure

    Transaction PPOMA_BBP

    Regards,

    Masa

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    Oct 20, 2009 at 08:07 PM

    The previous answer will give you the place to enter the information to configure your punch out Catalog, Exactly you need to define the following:

    Create a new WebService ID with the apropiate description, make sure you map this newly created (Catalog Definition web-Services) to the BP Number of the vendor providing this punch put catalog and the purchasing Organization.

    in the Standard Call structure define the following fields:

    SEQ          PARAM NAME                  VALUE                                                            TYPE                                                
    1                          https://www.vendor.comURL/                                      0 URL 
    10 username      SY-UNAME (if want to pass the userid of the  person who is connecting to the punchout )   1 SAP Field 
    20 password                         XXXXXXX                        2 Fixed Value 
    30 networkid (Blank if there is no views otherwise the view name)              2 Fixed Value 
    90 HOOK_URL                          1                              4 Return URL 
    100 ~target                        _top                                         2 Fixed Value 
    110 ~caller                         CTLG                                         2 Fixed Value 
    120 ~OkCode                         ADDI                                         2 Fixed Value

    But first you need to talk with the vendors to see if they are punch-out capable, then you need to request from them the Product Categories they use, some of the vendors use UNSPSC codes (http://www.unspsc.org/) which is great. I have found easier to use UNSPSC codes in SRM as product Categories having this ,decreases your future work on mapping unless the vendors do not use any standard, aslo request from them the UoM.

    Once you receive the Product Categories and UoM make sure the ones that do not exist in SRM add them in ERP first as Material groups and then replicate them to SRM so you have everything to start and not have any errors in your SC.

    Hope this helps

    Best regards,

    Juan Jose Alvarado

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