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What’s New in Purchase Requisitions – SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2108

Review Workflow

As a configuration expert, you can define the reviewers or people responsible for monitoring the progress of the workflow. You can also define the corresponding step conditions and deadlines. When a workflow is started, all the reviewers are notified. The reviewers can then track the progress of the workflow.

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Manage Workflows for Purchase Requisitions

Exclude Restricted Agents Determined by BAdI

As a configuration expert, you can make use of an additional option Exclude Restricted Agents Determined by BAdI that is available under Exclude Restricted Agents. The agents that are set using the BAdI Enhancement of Flexible Workflow are excluded from being approvers of the workflow step.

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Manage Workflows for Purchase Requisitions

Limit Items in Edit and Approve Purchase Requisition

As an approver, you can view and edit limit items in purchase requisitions using the Edit and Approve Purchase Requisition app.

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Edit and Approve Purchase Requisition

New Business Add-In – Enhancement of Flexible Workflow

A new Business Add-In Enhancement of Flexible Workflow (MMPUR_WFL_CONTEXT_ENHANCE) is now available. Based on the context in which it is invoked, you can use this BAdI for the following purposes:

  • Set agents that need to be excluded
  • Set a maximum of five custom attributes
  • Set the priority of a workflow step or task

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Enhancement of Flexible Workflow

Purchase Requisition Enhancements in My Inbox

In the app My Inbox, an approver can now view and download GOS attachments in workflow items corresponding to the scenario Overall Release of Purchase Requisition. GOS attachments are the attachments that have been added to the purchase requisition using the Create Purchase Requisition – Advanced app.

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Purchase Requisition Enhancements in My Inbox

Attachment Type

Employees, purchasers, and approvers can now choose the attachment document type while adding attachments to the purchase requisition item. They can choose either For Internal Use or For External Use based on whether the communication is intended for internal or external stakeholders.

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Create Purchase Requisition

My Purchase Requisitions

Manage Purchase Requisitions – Professional

Edit and Approve Purchase Requisition

Reservation:

If a self-service purchase requisition item is reservation-relevant, then the reservation is created only after the item is in status Approved

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My Purchase Requisitions

Default Settings for Users – Purchase Requisitions

As a configuration expert, you can download, enter, and upload the PO Price Type and Total Value Currency when using Excel-Based Data Exchange.

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Default Settings for Users – Purchase Requisitions

Schedule Import of Catalog Data

As a configuration expert, when you provide the Web Service as Multi_Backend, you can schedule an import of catalog data for a company code in a connected system. It is optional to provide a Plant. If you don’t provide a plant, then an import is scheduled for all the plants under the company code. This applies to both full import and delta import.

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Schedule Import of Catalog Data

Tax Code

As a purchaser, you can enter the tax code for purchase requisition items belonging to relevant item categories using the apps Manage Purchase Requisitions – Professional and Create Purchase Requisition – Advanced. The value entered is taken over by the purchase orders created from them.

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Manage Purchase Requisitions – Professional

Create Purchase Requisition – Advanced

Enhancements in CDS Views for Purchase Requisitions

There are few enhancements in the following CDS views:

View Name Type of Change Details
Purchase Requisition Item (I_PurchaseRequisitionItemAPI01) New field A new field TaxCode has been added
Purchase Requisition Item (I_PurchaseRequisitionItemAPI01) Deprecated field MaterialRevisionLevel has been deprecated and replaced with the successor field MaterialRevisionLevel_2
Account Assignment in Purchase Requisition (I_PurReqnAcctAssgmtAPI01) Deprecated field ProfitabilitySegment has been deprecated and replaced with the successor field ProfitabilitySegment_2

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Enhancements in CDS Views for Purchase Requisitions

Enhancements in BAdIs for Purchase Requisitions

There are few enhancements in the following BAdIs:

BAdI Name Enhancement
Determination of Workflow Agents for Purchasing Documents (MMPUR_WORKFLOW_AGENTS_V2) Additional importing parameter TASKTYPE. This parameter provides the information about the type of task in context of which the BAdI is invoked. This can take the values ‘Approval’ or ‘Review’ that correspond to the Workflow Steps and Review Steps respectively in the app Manage Workflows for Purchase Requisitions.
Change of Purchase Requisition Item (MM_PUR_S4_PR MODIFY ITEM) Additional importing and changing parameter TAXCODE
Check of Purchase Requisition Item (MM_PUR_S4_PR_CHECK) Additional importing parameter TAXCODE

You can access the BAdI and the BAdI documentation in the Custom Logic app.

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Enhancements in BAdIs for Purchase Requisitions

OData API: Purchase Requisition

With this API, you can now do the following:

  • Provide the tax code using the additional parameter TaxCode in the item entity A_PurchaseRequisitionItem. This parameter can be populated for purchase requisition items belonging to relevant item categories.
  • Provide the reference delivery address ID using the parameter ItemDeliveryAddressIDin the item entity A_PurchaseRequisitionItem. Note that reference delivery address is not applicable for self-service purchase requisitions.
  • Monitor messages transferred by this service.

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Purchase Requisition

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