SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

The SAP® Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) application accelerates the procure-to-pay processes for goods and services through simplification and automation. With SAP SRM, companies can improve their bottom line by bringing innovative offerings to the market faster by reducing procurement costs, building collaborative supplier relationships and better managing their supply bases.

Today many companies are looking at their procurement operation as profit centers. Forward-looking companies, like these, are strengthening supplier relationships and making procurement a more strategic partner in the organization. As part of the SAP Business Suite family of business applications, SAP SRM delivers the tools needed to take that next step by automating the goods and services procure-to-pay processes and extending the value delivered by SAP Business Suite.

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SAP SRM Features Include:

  • Procure to pay – Perform the operational activities of procurement, including self-service, plan-driven and services procurement. Integrate catalog-based requisitioning with traditional procure-to-pay process gaining the benefits of e-procurement without losing back-end enterprise resource planning processes.

  • Catalog management – Deeply integrated repositories manage catalog data as master data in a repository.

  • Centralized sourcing – Gain a faster and more efficient savings capture through increased visibility into the demand for goods and services from multiple back-end systems, aggregate spend and streamline bidding processes and collaboration with suppliers. Realize a greater value through better business planning, improved supplier qualification and more efficient supplier negotiation.

  • Centralized contract management – Consolidate contract information across multiple systems and regions, distribute contract usage, ensure optimal contract selection and pricing and track compliance and savings realization.

  • Supplier collaboration – Use the supplier portal to link suppliers to your purchasing processes. Collaborate more effectively with suppliers in supplier-facing processes by choosing the optimal interaction channel for business processes and documents.

  • Supplier evaluation – Manage your suppliers and reduce risk through supplier scorecarding.

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