The procurement of MRO goods in the company is increasingly electronically. Many companies put e-procurement systems to automate the procurement process and save costs. SAP AG offers with the SRM-MDM catalogueue a solution, based on the SAP NetWeaver MDM-based and using OCI with the SAP SRM. The proposed application is one of the possibilities which potentially could offer configuration options.
When searching for the products, the user can search among different (depending on the setting) choose. Then he receives a list of results to those from matching catalogue products to select and order. No additional information about the product, such as business card information’s can be added.
In the standard SRM-MDM catalogue, the user can select only the products which are store physically in the catalogue.
The proposed application provides the user the option to stored variants to configure and enrich a product with additional information about itself.
The order process without configuration looks like that :
Just add a single step to the standard process :
The product configuration is realized by a Java Web Dynpro application. When you click on the product, attributes in a selection screen stored in the MDM repository for this product appear. The information such as name and attribute values are defined in the Taxonomy and associated to the products. It can have information such as labelling of working clothes. This configuration and additional details will be concatenated and shown in a custom box. They will be transfer via OCI to the SRM module.
In the shopping basket the product configuration is shown in a separated field.
The application allows, presented in a user-friendly form, the configuration of products. Information not included in the MDM repository can be stored while order process is running. The total order includes the product, its configuration and any additional information which was entered.
Thanks to Nico Razlow who created this application and helped me to write this blog.