Make use of the advantages of pre-packaged procurement solutions
How does a pre-packaged procurement solution work?
A pre-packaged solution contains a predefined software scope, designed by procurement experts incorporating SAP best practices that meet your needs with minimal adjustment. Furthermore the timeline of the project is predefined so you know exactly how long the implementation will take. The price for SAP software, services, best practices and enablement is fixed so you can easily control your deployment budget.
SAP and its partners provide these pre-packaged offerings. Called SAP Rapid Deployment solutions (RDS), these innovative packages help you minimize implementation risks with a guaranteed timeline and predictable, up-front costs.
Real Life Example: In June 2013, a customer implemented three RDS Procurement packages in only two days. They used SAP SRM Self-Service Procurement rapid-deployment solution, SAP Integrated Procurement Contract Management rapid-deployment solution, and SAP SRM Operational Sourcing rapid-deployment solution in a sandbox system. The speed and quality of the solution deployment satisfied the customer’s expectations so much, so they are planning to set up their development system in the same way.
SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions for Procurement- What does SAP offer?
Customers can pick and choose from about various rapid-deployment solutions in the procurement domain. All packages are start-to-finish solution implementations that facilitate your ability to test the packaged Best Practices solution and, based on that outcome, to define and build-your-own solution. The automated implementation of the procurement packages provides significantly short implementation times.
The RDS packages for procurement cover end-to-end process chains for onPremise and cloud scenarios. Additionally, customers can benefit from the new in-memory database and fast analytics technology by HANA as well as mobility solutions for procurement to quickly mobilize their enterprise. These supporting solutions are also available as rapid-deployment solutions from SAP.
Generally, new functionalities and solution updates within the procurement area are packaged immediately as an RDS package and offered to customers in parallel.
SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management rapid-deployment solution:
The SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management rapid-deployment covers a holistic approach to managing supplier relationships from end-to-end. The solution helps customers cultivate value-driven supplier relationships that encourage supplier excellence and increase profitability.
SAP SRM Self-Service Procurement rapid-deployment solution
Improve productivity and reduce risks by empowering your employees with the essential self-service procurement functionality they need to shop online for goods and services and approve requisitions.
SAP SRM Operational Sourcing rapid-deployment solution
Operational sourcing solution enables an automation of requests for quotation processes via E-mailing to multiple suppliers, requesting bids for specific goods and services. The bid responses are done online by the suppliers. So it is easy to do a side-by-side comparison of competitive bids, select the bids and create the corresponding contracts.
SAP Integrated Procurement Contract Management rapid-deployment solution
Integrated contract management solution covers the contract lifecycle from contract creation to utilization and increases the contract usage during the procure-to-pay process.
Furthermore the off-contract maverick of spending and savings leakage is reduced. Contracts are much more visible to employees and purchasing team.
SAP Business Suite Integration with the Ariba Network rapid-deployment solution
Connect your back-end SAP software securely and reliably to the Ariba Network. Go live with the first wave of suppliers with preconfigured integration for the procure-to-pay process and Ariba Procurement Content.
SAP Spend Performance Management rapid-deployment solution
Gain transparency across your enterprise and integrate your supply chain and procurement activities quickly and affordably by managing spend performance.
SAP Commodity Procurement rapid-deployment solution
With the SAP Commodity Procurement rapid-deployment solution, you can manage commodity pricing rules, handle multiple invoice cycles, and integrate risk-relevant data of logistical documents to the SAP Treasury Risk Management application.
SAP SRM user interface add-on rapid-deployment solution
A user experience that enables creation of shopping carts from catalogs with little or no training. The UI has a familiar look and feel and features that users enjoy from online shopping experiences. Users can search the content of internal and external catalogs to find products and services quickly.
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