Functions in Detail: Process Flow System boundary System boundary Shopping Cart Shopping Cart External Demand Approval Sourcing Cockpit Purchase Order BE Purchase Req. BE Purchase Order Transfer Transfer
In Customizing, you can choose which products appear in the sourcing cockpit.
This is controlled by the product category and whether or not a source of supply exists.
With a BAdl it is possible to control the transfer to the sourcing cockpit more specifically , using criteria other than the product category
Functions in Detail (1) Search for supply proposal Display product details Business Information Warehouse Feature Description Coverage and price
Professional purchasers can display product details for a requirement in the external catalog via a hyperlink.
The system enables purchasers to find an appropriate source of supply for a requirement. Sources of supply can be contracts , product links or vendors .
The corresponding vendor evaluation report can be viewed with BW. In the requirement list, purchasers can also find the purchasing history in BW for a specific item.
The system shows how many items of the requirement a specific vendor can cover and, at which price. The potential sources of supply can be sorted by those criteria.
Functions in Detail (2) Feature Description Create c ontracts
Purchaser can issue a contract requirement , which can be discussed and negotiated in the C-ROOM
Purchasers can access external vendor directories to search for sources of supply via the Open Partner Interface
Open Partner Interface Master data display
Purchasers can display vendor data and contract data .
Dynamic Auction/ Bidding
Purchasers can start an auction in the Dynamic Auction and Bidding (DAB) from within the sourcing cockpit.
Grouping and splitting
After purchasers have moved requirements to the grouping area, the system applies splitting criteria to them to create multiple purchase orders for multiple requirements.