Fist of all I want to show you how the new version is look like and what the main innovations are.
Here some Screenshot and the explanation.
The start screen is different from the old version and shows more search tabs for Search/Advanced Search/Search Criteria/Shopping List. Now it’s possible to create a shopping list where all standard items for a recurrent selection are saved. You can build up a company shopping list were you store all recommended article.
In the search view a simple and an advanced search is available. There are tree navigation options for example: to separate by suppliers or hierarchies. To put items to your basket just use the basket icon.
Nothing cached in the Advanced Search iView.
Here we see the Item iView a detail view of the Article.
To describe the articles more and there related items you are able to use these categories : Details /Related Items/ Accessories /Used In /Substitute Items.
If you want to great BOMS (Bills of Material) use the relationships. An example for the relationship would be the order of a laptop and the related item optical mouse.
Also new in the 2.0 version: you transfer the selected item to the SRM module after you see them in the shopping card. In this moment the OCI.-Mapping is used to send the item information’s. More and more functionality of the Data Manager coming into the Web-UI.
There are more new features but there are delivered in December (for example Web-based approval cockpit).
All in all there several new features and a better layout and usability but there is still one main problem in the SRM_MDM v.2.0: If you need configurable products like a T-shirt in different sizes you need to store one shirt for each size you like to present. The SAP is using a partner company to solve this issue but therefore you need additional licenses.
In the next Blog I’m going to show you how the configuration UI looks like and what the new feature are.
All the best