Getting started with the new Cloud Service: SAP Customer Order Sourcing
Moderation note: The tutorial, described in this blog post doesn’t work anymore. Please visit https://developers.sap.com/tutorials/cos-getting-started-trial.html for more information and an updated Getting Started Tutorial.
For a better understanding of SAP Customer Order Sourcing, let’s have a look at the following, very simplified Business Scenario:
You are the owner of an E-Commerce (or web shop owner) Business in the Fashion Industry with these characteristics (which is the required master data for the service):
As a Business Owner you want to reduce delivery cost of each order and therefore decide for the following Sourcing Strategy:
Let’s start to implement your first Sourcing Strategy for your business.
|The first thing you need is an SAP Cloud Platform Trial Account. If you don’t know how to setup a trial account, follow these steps.|
Step 1: Subscribe to SAP Customer Order Sourcing Application
|Now you can activate SAP Customer Order Sourcing service for your trial account:
Note: Before you can access the Strategy Builder, you need to assign read and write permissions to your user, so that you can design a new strategy.
Access Strategy Builder:
Step 2: Create a Service Instance
|To upload the required master data via API (Step 3), you first need to create a Service Instance and a credentials:
Create credentials for your service
You can now use your credentials to upload Master data into SAP Customer Order Sourcing via REST API:
Step 3: Upload master data
Step 3.1: Upload sources
Step 3.2: Upload Availability Raw data
Step 4: Model your strategy
Hint: The box where the building block is supposed to go is highlighted when you drag them onto the canvas.
The modelled strategy says:
For a sourcing request with this Strategy:
In other words:
Now let’s test our strategy
Scenario: A Customer Located close to Stuttgart orders a Red_T-shirt.
Desired Sourcing Result: Red_T-shirt should be sourced from Stuttgart since it is closer to the customer than Munich.
let’s check if this is the case
In the sourcing result you see that the Red_T-shirt should be sourced from stuttgart_store.
An optional task for you:
Create a sourcing request for this scenario to test your strategy:
Let us know in comments, how your sourcing request and your response looks like. Good Luck!
|In this post I have shown you, how to…
Of course, SAP Customer Order Sourcing has more capabilities like:
We will post further How-To’s to demonstrate other capabilities of SAP Customer Order Sourcing.
You want to learn more?
SAP Customer Order Sourcing on SAP Help Portal
Getting Started With SAP Customer Order Sourcing Trial
SAP Customer Order Sourcing and Integration with SAP S/4Hana replicate availability raw data
Juergen Mueller talks about SAP Customer Order Sourcing in SAP TechEd Bangalore 2019 Keynote
How does the rule “Shortest Distance to Destination”work and which other rules are supported
API Documentation on SAP API Business Hub and Its Documentation on how to Configure Environment
Learn about Capabilities and Pricing
nice blog Reza!
Thanks Karim. Happy to hear that you liked it.
I had to add a service plan for "SAP Customer Order Sourcing Trial" in the entitlements of my trial subaccount to be able to create a Service Instance in my Space. so maybe something to add to step 2. the rest works perfect based on your blog!
You are right. Already existing trial account will need to add the entitlement first. The Recently created trials won't need it. I added this information to step 2.
Many thanks for the very useful hint and happy to hear that the steps worked fine for you!
Thanks for this great blow and introducing SAP Customer Order Sourcing with us. The blog is very detailed and indeed very helpful.
I think this once going to be very important Business Service available on SCP in future. I will explore more about this in detail.
many thanks for your feedback.
btw: you got the right response. Your Sourcing Strategy seems to work as expected
Cool, nice blog Resa.
Please don’t follow this tutorial, as it is outdated and doesn’t work anymore.
We have created three new tutorials for you:
It has been decided to sunset the product name "SAP Cloud Platform".
For more information, see A Robust Platform for RISE with SAP.