Lessons from Birmingham City Council Failed Payments/ERP Implementation: A Closer Look at Vendor Selection

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  1. Automatically Move Business Partners, Customers, and Vendors from SAP CRM to SAP ECC

    Create business partners, customers, and vendors in SAP ERP Central Component starting from SAP CRM. Then ensure that the data stays updated in both systems. The process involves the use of middleware and Customer/Vendor Integration functions. The combination of the two functions provides the total end-to-end solution. Key Concept In SAP ERP Central Component (SAP...…

  2. Get Optimal Service Performance from Vendors Using Vendor Evaluation for External Services

    Learn how the Vendor Evaluation functionality for external service vendor appraisal can give optimal service delivery. This functionality helps organizations mitigate poor service delivery and uncover and remove unnecessary costs. Key Concept It is important for an organization to measure from time to time the performance of vendors that provide external services. This measurement provides...…

  3. Accurately View Price Reports with Multiple Vendors and Multiple Materials

    The sum of prices per product often is not an accurate measure of performance when comparing multiple vendors, materials, and prices. The weighted average method, however, adjusts the sums proportionately so that you can make an accurate judgment of vendor performance. While BW has no standard weighted average method of aggregation, you can model it...…

  4. Business Partner Creation for Intercompany Customers and Vendors

    This article provides step-by-step instructions for setting up Intercompany Vendors and Intercompany Customers using the required Business Partner object in SAP for new SAP S/4HANA customers. Detailed screen shots and Best Practice proposed naming conventions are provided. By following the recommended approach, you will benefit when building the foundation for your cross-company scenarios with a(n):…

  5. How to Optimize Vendor Performance Appraisal with Automatic Vendor Evaluation

    Learn how automatic Vendor Evaluation in an SAP system can be implemented to optimize the appraisal of vendors’ performances and significantly reduce your supply chain risk, cut financial waste, and enhance your procurement process performance. Key Concept Use of Vendor Evaluation is sometimes not considered an important requirement during SAP system implementations, but it is...…

  6. Integrate Service Vendors into Your SAP Time Sheet Process

    Many companies increasingly use service vendors to staff their projects. Integrating those contractors into your SAP processes reduces administrative tasks, cuts time-to-close, and increases the quality of your financial data. Many companies are not using the provided functionality to its full extent, some because they are unaware of it and others because of drawbacks generated...…

  7. How to Avoid Common EDI Implementation Pitfalls

    SCM A seasoned electronic data interchange (EDI) expert shares tips based on his experience with two implementations in two different industries. Key Concept Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a process for exchanging data in a mutually agreed upon format such EDIFACT, text, or HTML. Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce, and Transport (EDIFACT) is the...…

  8. Use Report Painter to Facilitate the Design of Due Date Analysis Reports

    See how to create due date analysis reports for vendors and customers using Report Painter. Understand how to design and create a form and a report, and see the available options to download the due date report. Key Concept Although SAP has provided due date analysis reports, mostly they fail to meet reporting requirements because...…

  9. Control User Compliance to a Stipulated Source of Supply Using a Source List

    Learn how to set up and implement the SAP system functionality to enforce user compliance to an approved source of supply with a source list at the plant and material levels in the SAP ERP Materials Management Purchasing (MM-PUR) component. Key Concept A source list can be a vital tool for achieving 100 percent user...…

  10. Standard Tools Can Eliminate Multi-Source Consignment Confusion

    See how to resolve problems related to ownership of materials that affect supply chain processes such as inventory tracking and invoicing. Key Concept Multi-source consignment refers to raw materials purchased from different vendors, but stored or mixed together in a common container, such as beverages or food items. Although it is not a best practice,...…