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Change vendor in SRM contract.

Dear All,

I have a general query related to SRM contracts. Once the SRM contract is created and released. Will I be now able

to change the vendor if so what is the impact. When I go into the contract in change mode it anyway do not let us change the vendor. So what is the best followed practice is such a case. Or is it better just to delete the contract and create a new contract with the required vendor ?

Thanks in Advance.

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    Jul 23, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    When I go into the contract in change mode it anyway do not let us change the vendor. So what is the best followed practice is such a case. Or is it better just to delete the contract and create a new contract with the required vendor ?

    Yes you should void (close or lock) the contract with the old vendor and create a new one.

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  • Jul 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    yes. Jay i s correct .best is to create a new CONTRACT.

    Jay suggested is good. CLOSE the existing GOA and create a New contract .

    fyi ..

    but one concept is available in SRM. Changing Suppliers in Central Contracts

    NOVATIONYou can transfer some or all central contracts and purchase orders from one supplier to another in the case of a merger or buyout. This is known as novation. In addition to changing the number of a supplier in a contract, you can define a new validity period for the contract. The system recalculates the validity period for the old supplier.

    Note

    You can also use this function to search for central contracts with a particular supplier.

    End of the note.

    Prerequisites

    You are assigned to one of the roles in the following table:

    Roles Role Name

    Portal Role

    SAP SRM Server Role

    Operational Purchaser

    com.sap.pct.srm.ro_operationalpurchaser

    SAP_EC_BBP_OP_PURCHASER

    Strategic Purchaser

    com.sap.pct.srm.ro_strategicpurchaser

    SAP_EC_BBP_ST_PURCHASER

    SAP SRM Administrator

    com.sap.pct.srm.ro_srmadministrator

    SAP_EC_BBP_ADMINISTRATOR

    Activities

    In the SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) system, choose Central Contract Management Change Suppliers in Contracts (transaction BBP_CTR_01).

    Enter the number of the old supplier, the number of the new supplier, and other required data, and choose Execute.

    The system displays all contracts with the number of the old supplier.

    Select the contracts in which you want to replace the number of the old supplier with the number of the new supplier.

    Note

    If you want to simulate the changes, be sure to select Test Run.

    End of the note.

    Choose Carry Out Novation.

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    Purchase Orders in SAP SRM

    Searching for Purchase Orders With/Without a Central Contract

    Upload and management of central contracts in SAP ERP

    SAP Help Portal under http://help.sap.com SAP ERP Central Component Logistics Materials Management Purchasing (MM-PUR) Outline Purchase Agreements with Vendors (MM-PUR-OA) Contract Central Contract SRM Central Contract

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