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Using SAP in purchasing and procurement enables you to significantly improve your purchasing organization

In a company, an 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. FIS is an SAP partner with "Gold" status and has more than 25 years of experience, respective know-how and a competent team of specialists. As a one-stop provider, FIS provides all services from one single source from project planning, go-live and support to tailor-made FIS solutions.

 

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, HANA 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.

More effective strategies in purchasing with HANA

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. Thanks to HANA, decision-makers in purchasing benefit from SAP in several ways and exclusively work on a real-time data basis, as the following examples will show:

 

 

  • Easy search for materials and vendors and detailed information, such as current prices, alternative vendors or product descriptions.
  • Vendor analyses from the on-time delivery performance perspective, quantity or price variance or contract analyses.
  • 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

 

 

 

 

FIS develops SAP-certified special solutions for the different HANA modules, which can be customized to the requirements of your company and optimize the mentioned core functions such as warehouse management.

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
Team Manager New Business