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Author's profile photo Ravi Pachauri

Make SAP SRM a piece of cake, use “SRM Easy Help”

SAP’s Supplier Relationship Management has been a well known stable product in purchasing. On top of this product, I came across this ABAP add-on solution “SRM Easy Help”and was quite amazed by its features. In this blog, I am sharing my experiences with the product.

First thing is that its SAP certified product coming from their partner. In this blog, I am highlighting the business benefits of the product for business users, process owners, consultants and business managers. It can make your SAP SRM experience like a piece of cake or sailing the boat in calm river.

Business can use this tool to do business testing and use its innovative processes, they can extract lots of information without any help from their SRM technical support teams. It can enable preventive maintenance into your organisation for many scenarios. The UI is true to its name “Easy Help” which makes things very easy for the business and even to the support teams.

Just check some of the high level benefits coming out of this tool:

New Generation Innovative Processes & Provisions
SAP “SRM Easy Help” comes with many innovative methods and provisions to enable next
generation processes. This advanced solution is focused in bringing down time & effort to
setup, configure & run SRM applications for increasing user base and changing
business/system processes. Some of these processes are:

  • Provision to create shopping carts without connecting to SRM but by validating all
    data elements
  • Configure templates to create free text, limit, service and other types of shopping
  • Deploy purchasing process controls easily
  • Make transactional handover easy in SRM
  • Get rid of unwanted shopping carts & purchase orders in minutes
  • Extend or short close shopping carts in minutes
  • Maintenance of SRM Organisation Structure attributes for 1000’s of users in minutes
  • Simply upload changed, replacement, added attributes into SRM organisation
  • Create ship to and invoice to addresses in mass in minutes
  • Change users default attributes in mass in no time
  • Configure SRM purchasing groups with lesser time & efforts
  • Monitor Outputs of your documents (to 3 rd parties) more closely
  • Know more about your users by monitoring their usage and profiles
  • Monitor master data such as Vendor data more efficiently

Easy Business Testing Tools
Business is given easy testing tools to sense check and test many configuration items. These
easy to use testing tools provide business process owners and business super users extra
advantage to test technical configurations without knowing technical stuff in minutes for
several users/ business units. Some of the testing tools are:

  • Testing of manager’s approval configurations & limits in mass
  • Testing of SRM users technical configurations to enable purchasing in mass
  • Testing of buy of behalf configurations for users in mass
  • Testing of requisitioner configurations for users or organisations in minutes
  • Testing of various attributes for users or organisations in mass
  • Testing of delivery addresses for given users or organisations in mass
  • Testing of configured webservices (SRM catalogs) for selected vendors/ users
  • Testing of configured purchasing groups for purchasing organisations
  • Testing of purchasing groups & purchasing organisation determination for given
    users in mass
  • Testing of purchasing groups responsible for product categories
  • Testing of difference in attributes for users

Easy Master Data Analysis & Reporting For Preventive Maintenance
Easy reporting of master data for configured catalogues, purchasing groups, plants, delivery
addresses, vendors, users, ship-to/ invoice to addresses etc in SRM. Each report provides
end to end easy data views for master data in SAP ECC & SAP SRM. Many of these reports
help in preventive maintenance to bring down SRM support costs. Also helps business users
to report easily without any help from SRM support teams.

  • SRM Catalogue
  • Purchasing groups & purchasing organisations
  • Plants & companies
  • Ship-to addresses
  • Invoice to addresses
  • Vendors & purchasing organisations
  • Vendors data inconsistencies based on different selections like active & inactive statuses
  • Vendors & companies
  • Duplicate SRM vendors
  • Users for identified selection of attributes
  • Companies setup

Easy Transactional Data Analytics
Easy transactional analytics on SRM transactional data like shopping carts and purchase
orders based on various attributes using SAP GUI. It helps business users to extract
transactional reports at their ease.

  • Display the shopping carts and purchase orders in SAP GUI
  • Reports on shopping carts for selected values of master data like purchasing
  • groups/purchasing organisations, delivery address, dates ranges etc
  • Reports on purchase orders for selected values of master data like purchasing
    groups/purchasing organisations, delivery address, dates ranges etc
  • Reports on transactions which are in error
  • Reports on transactions with specific functionality enabled like team shopping cart
  • Reports on shopping carts or purchase orders which could be raised efficiently
  • Reports on shopping carts and purchase orders which have mix of selected master
  • Reports on transaction outputs to suppliers to control outgoing documents

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      Author's profile photo Nitin Gaikwad
      Nitin Gaikwad

      As the name suggests, it indeed would be smooth sailing experience for businesses as loads of information like master data, SC, PO and Org structure related reporting, testing and update utilities available in one single window which would allow them to make use of their time in more efficient way.

      Author's profile photo DARSHAK KATHIRIYA

      Sounds very good. Where can i get more info on this ?



      Author's profile photo Ravi Pachauri
      Ravi Pachauri
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Darshak,

      Thanks for showing interest. Product demo can be arranged quickly if you are interested. I can ask people to connect with you.