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Supplier Evaluation in SAP S/4HANA

Dear SAP Friends,

Welcome to another interesting topic i.e, Supplier Evaluation,

In this blog will see some of the important things about Supplier Evaluation

▶With Supplier Evaluation, you can continuously analyze your suppliers.

▶It allows you to evaluate and monitor the performance of your suppliers based on automated, and real-time calculation of business documents in your operational procurement and manual questionnaires.

▶With Supplier Evaluation, SAP S/4HANA offers supplier scores based on hard-facts (for example, automatically detected criteria, such as on-time delivery), as well as regular evaluations and soft-facts.

Evaluation can be done in 2 methods

By Purchasing Category or Based on logistics Information System (old method)

Configuration Steps 

▶If you want to use the supplier evaluation by purchasing category, you have to activate this function in Customizing under IMGMaterials ManagementPurchasingSupplier EvaluationSupplier Evaluation by Purchasing CategorySwitch to Supplier evaluation By Purchasing Category.


For more info refer


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Thanks & Regards

Ruthvik Chowdary

SME – S/4 HANA Manufacturing & Procurement

SAP Ariba P2P

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  • Hello Ruthvik, thank you for the blogs they are very informative, I think the Vendor evaluation function exists in sap MM as well, how is it different from the one in S/4 or Ariba

    • Supplier evaluation is there in ECC also as pert of SRM with Based on logistics Information System but in S/4HANA is with Purchasing Category that's the difference

  • Hi Ruthvik,

    Can you clarify the differences between methods”By Purchasing Category” and “Based on Logistics Information System”? Maybe, a new post ?


    Based on the post, it seems that the new method “By Purchasing Category” is the recommended, but the “Based on Logistics Information System” seems to be the default method and more specialized.


    The Questionnaire feature (soft facts) is available for both methods, isn’t it?


    Pointing the main differences:

    1. Scores -> ‘on Client level’ and ‘on Purchasing Organization level’
    2. Available Criteria -> Questionnaire
    3. Available Criteria -> Sustainability
    4. Available Criteria -> Service
    5. Available Criteria -> Invoice
    6. Scores for Buyer's Negotiation sheet