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Procurement for Public Sector – PPS1.0: An Overview


SAP PPS1.0 is an addon to SAP SRM5.0 addressing requirements of public sector procurement. SAP SRM is used as functional frontend to support the main procurement processes:

  • Public tendering
  • Awarding
  • Contract negotiation
  • Purchase order creation

SAP PPS1.0 has been designed to work in the extended classic scenario, where SAP ERP 2004 functions as backend supporting the processes:

  • Sales Order processing
  • Purchase Requisition processing
  • Goods Receipt processing
  • Invoice Receipt processing

Main Features:

PPS 1.0 features a couple of unique functions designed for the needs of public sector customers, namely:

In the next couple of blog posts I want to describe the different features and  give some guidelines for the implementation of the functionality.


What Next? 

I plan to start with the smart numbering which is called as well “long procurement number” 

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