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SAP in purchasing and procurement improves your purchasing organization

Every day, the purchasing management increasingly deals with vendors, materials and contracts. Vendors must be evaluated as well as contracts reviewed and an eye must be kept on the procurement expenses. In a company, a SAP system is always implemented as a full implementation or as a combination of several interrelated modules. One of these modules is SAP ERP MM. This module focuses on the purchasing and procurement functions and maps the entire supply and purchasing control. FIS supports you in the implementation of the ERP system and the modules relevant for your company.

 

Decision-makers in purchasing benefit from SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement in several ways and exclusively work on a real-time data basis. The SAP S/4HANA Business Suite is an innovative ERP system and the successor of the classical ERP products. It particularly excels through high performance. In purchasing, S/4HANA supports all relevant processes of an advanced purchasing organization with the ERP MM module. It maps all purchasing and procurement processes form forecast and purchase orders to vendor invoices and relieves the purchasing organization in the operating business. The evaluation of all data in real time is of crucial importance – an advantage that has particularly positive effects on the decision-making in the strategic area.

Your benefit with SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement

  • Easy search for materials and vendors and detailed information, such as current prices, alternative vendors or product descriptions
  • Vendor analysis from the on-time delivery performance perspective, quantity or price variance or contract analysis
  • Real-time analysis for the Purchasing Spend Comparison or contract-independent expenses including alerts on key performance indicators if they exceed these defined threshold values

 

 

S/4HANA and the most important functions for purchasing and procurement

The procurement complexity maps the MM procurement module by the following core functions:

 

  • Vendor information
  • Vendor master data
  • Source of supply management
  • Contract management
  • Operative procurement
  • Inventory management including a basic warehouse management
  • Invoice and vendor management

Digital processes with SAP – in purchasing and procurement

Implementation of SAP S/4HANA

Today, data, metrics and processes need to be analyzed quickly and in real-time to provide a sound basis for future decisions and to make business execution easy to understand. S/4HANA is the ideal, cloud-based ERP software that brings immense added value to your business.

 

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Migrating from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA – 5 tips for preparation

How to make your transition successful: For migrating from SAP ECC to S/4HANA, there are some preparatory measures you can already take now. Furthermore, FIS offers to help you find out what transition scenario seems to be the most suitable one for your individual starting position (system conversion vs. new implementation). Start your preparations now!

 

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Further services by FIS for purchasing and procurement

Is the optimization of digital processes in procurement and purchasing with SAP of particular importance to you? Would you like to increase your competitiveness? Do not hesitate to contact the FIS specialists. The consultants look forward to your call or e-mail.

Do you have questions? Please contact me!

Stefan Hinterwälder
Stefan Hinterwälder
Head of Sales New Business ERP