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SAP Sourcing / CLM and ECC Integration – Editing Contract Line Items in ECC


When upgrading an SAP Sourcing / CLM customer that has implemented the integration package that was available with SAP Sourcing / CLM 5.1, it’s important to note that the new standard integration now includes logic on the ECC side that prevents the editing, adding or removing of contract line items in ECC for those contracts that originated in SAP Sourcing / CLM.  To prevent surprises for the customer, it might be useful to highlight this change as well as what can be done to allow editing of ECC contract line items when necessary. 

Typical Scenarios Driving The Need To Edit ECC Contract Line Items

Some customers may have a need to update contract line items in ECC when they are dealing with integrated documents that deal with the following scenarios: 

1. Contracts that include more than 1000 line items
2. Contracts that include line items that reference Service Masters
3. Contracts that include line items that need a cost assignment

There may be other requirements that also drive the need.  The three requirements listed above have been highlighted in upgrading two Utilities customers.

Enabling Editing Of Contract Line Items
For those customers that have a requirement to continue to modify contract line items in ECC even though the contract originated in SAP Sourcing / CLM, it is possible to enable editing of contract line items in ECC.  SAP Note 1755547 is available and provides example code that can be used to make the necessary modifications.  It should be noted that this is considered to be a customer-specific BAdI implementation. 

Important Note: 

It is also important to note that by enabling this change, when a user publishes a contract update, any changes that were made in ECC will be overwritten.  This is the same behavior as was delivered in the integration package.  It should however be brought to the customer’s attention.

For additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Rosemary Boisclair, Mario Scheibel, or Prasad Kothapalli. 

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      Former Member

      Thanks, Rosemary!

      The business process that undelies the technical ability to publish line items is very often overlooked.  In 5.1 it was a challenge to get the integration to work, however, in 7.0 and 9.0 that is no longer the case.  As a result o the ease of doing this, I see too many installation where this is implemented without any consideration for what happens after initial publish.

      The implications of which users will be editing line items, which system they are in, and how to handle updates must all be thought through in detail.

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      Former Member

      Hi Gurus,

      Is it possible in CLM 9.0 to transfer a material with all it's attributes from ECC to CLM?

      We want to implement CLM 9.0 and one of the requests from the client is that when they select a material on the line item level (when creating a Master Agreement), the selected material should bring along all the attributes from ECC i.e the UoM, Supplier Part number, Lead Times, Unit Prices, Material group in ECC which is your Product category in CLM, Plant, Minimum/maximum quantity, product hierarchies,Tolerance Groups, MRP types, valuation class, tax price.

      Please advise.


      Kind regards,