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SAP Procurement and SAP Business Network 2302 Release – Key Innovations Preview

With 2023 upon us, SAP continues the focus on delivering cloud solutions for procurement and business network customers that drives growth and ultimately improves the lives of end-users. Read on to learn more about these key innovations being delivered in our 2302 product release planned for general availability on 17 March, 2023

As winter continues on in the northern hemisphere and summer sizzles in the southern hemisphere, the SAP Procurement and SAP Business Network teams have been busy heating up some key innovation initiatives! Welcome to 2023 and what I hope will be a year filled with learning and success for all of our customers and colleagues.

To start off 2023, key innovations are being delivered across the entire portfolio of products. As in the past, this blog focuses on those improvements and newly introduced capabilities that intrigue me, and hopefully you as well. And in case you happened to miss it, the planned general availability date for this first release of 2023 is scheduled for the weekend of 17 March 2023, so you have some time to get up to speed on all that SAP has in store as part of this release.

Over 80 innovations will come to market on that March weekend, so please review the complete list of features arranged by functional area planned for delivery.  All are encouraged to register for or review at a later time the Early Release Series sessions that go in-depth to key features planned for delivery as well.  Read on to learn more about key aspects of our 2302 release and may the year 2023 be your best one yet!


Highlights of the SAP Procurement and SAP Business Network 2302 Release


Guided Buying – Improved design for finding requests

Based on customer feedback, prior methods for searching and filtering large numbers of requests in Guided Buying presented some end-user challenges and weren’t as straight-forward as users expected. Given that, the SAP team has now modified the Your Requests area of the application to provide improved filters and sorting of information, thereby streamlining the end-user experience and speeding the process for users to locate the exact information they wish to work through in Guided Buying.

Take a look at this Guided Buying end-user process improvement via the demonstration available here.


Catalogs – Diversity information available from within the catalog

Buyers now have the ability to see whether they are engaging with a diverse supplier when purchasing items from catalogs. Suppliers that identify their organization as “Women owned” or “Hispanic owned” as well as a host of other identifiers will have their diversity program information displayed in catalog item details. In this way, buying organizations can easily identify if a supplier supports diversity and utilize that information in their purchasing decisions.

Supplier diversity information in Catalog details

Get an early view of how the diversity information is provided to catalog buyers here.


Supplier Management and Risk – Enhancements to Summary area in supplier 360° profile to show sourcing and contracts data

A big visibility and information access improvement comes to the supplier 360 profile! Access to sourcing and contract details directly from the Summary area in the supplier profile provides a quick link in to supplier engagement activities by the buying organization. Supplier managers no longer have to hunt information related to supplier activities as the new Business activity area also displays information related to all interactions with the supplier across product / solution areas. A true 360 degree view of supplier engagement has now arrived!

Business activity and Sourcing and Contracts data access from Summary view of supplier 360

For a quick look at how easy access to the new sourcing and contracts data from the Summary view is, visit this demonstration.



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      Author's profile photo Henning Petzold
      Henning Petzold

      Hi Rob, when is your 2305 coming? 🙂


      Author's profile photo Rob Jones
      Rob Jones
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      For the 2305 content, give Bert Freedman's post a look here

      Another solid perspective comes from Matt Montgomery in his blog post for 2305 here

      My areas of responsibility have shifted, so I suggest giving these 2 excellent representatives a follow to stay up to date on release perspectives.