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ECC -> SRM interface - how does it work?

Hi there!

I´d like to make use of the SRM workflow with ECC PRs but i´m only aware of the

SRM -> ECC interface but don´t know any functionality which uses the opposite direction.

Can you tell me how PRs can be replicated to SRM?

What are usual obstacles here?

SRM 5 is used together with ECC6.

Thanks in advance!

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    Mar 25, 2010 at 04:57 PM

    This process describes the procurement of external requirements, that is, the procurement of direct and indirect requirements that have been generated in systems other than SAP Enterprise Buyer (backend systems).


    Enterprise Buyer has as a prerequisite that the external requirements have already been approved in the backend systems.

    Process Flow

    Procurement of an external requirement


    1. An SAP backend system sends an external requirement to SAP Enterprise Buyer, or a non-SAP system sends an external requirement via the open XML interface.

    2. Enterprise Buyer carries out sourcing for the requested product. Depending on the Customizing settings, the system transfers the requirement to the purchaseru2019s Sourcing application. Here the purchaser has numerous Sourcing functions at his disposal. He can use these, for example, to create contracts for requirements or to trigger a bid invitation process.

    For more information on the Customizing settings for Sourcing, see the Supplier Relationship Management Implementation Guide (IMG): SRM Server ® Sourcing ® Define Interactive Sourcing for Product Categories.

    3. Enterprise Buyer generates one or more purchase orders. Depending on the technical scenario, follow-on processing of the purchase order can occur locally in Enterprise Buyer or in a backend system.

    4. After a purchase order has been created or changed, Enterprise Buyer informs the backend system that the requirement has been met.

    See also:

    · Procurement of External Requirements

    · Direct Procurement

    · Sourcing of Requirements

    Procurement of External Requirements: How it Works

    Procurement of External Requirements

    Changing External Requirements

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    • hi

      check points

      - is that PR rleased well?

      - did you run the job assign vendor to purchase request if any

      - is EPROFILE set in EBAN table for that PR?

      -do you get any entry in EPRTRANS table

      -if PR entries are there run BBP_EXTREQ_TRANSFER and run this job now PO transfer to ECC

      -monitor out bound queue


      are you doing all activities.