Apprisia Purchase Requisition Release Strategy: A Better Approach to SAP MM (Material Management)

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The axiomatic statement: time is money; has never been truer than in today’s fast-paced changing business environment. With most business decisions and services provided in real time, any business that fails to plan to operate successfully in this environment has already planned to fail. Purchase Requisitions are document generated by a user department to notify the purchasing department of items it needs to order, their quantity, and the time frame. Purchase Requisition issues are important issues that require timely action for the business success.

Customers usually require Purchase Requisition Release strategy assigned for cost center and the Purchase Requisition should be characterized on Doc Type, Value, Plant and Cost Center, but most SAP consulting companies fail to provide this service in their SAP Support.

Purchase Requisition Release Strategy under SAP MM (Material Management) is usually based on a combination of Doc Type and Cost Center. But Doc Type is at header level and Cost center is at Item level, and these are not per standard or it’s the standard available from majority of SAP consulting companies in their SAP Support.

To overcome these shortcomings, Apprisia has developed a Z Doc Type in its SAP MM (Material Management) where work flow is based on cost center. With this new development, roles are assigned to cost centers, and once a Purchase Requisition is approved, the mail will trigger and work item flows to the next level of approval.

The customer benefits with this approach because Purchase Requisitions can only be approved by the concerned authorities. Therefore, if your SAP MM (Material Management) does not include a Z Doc Type, then its time to get a better SAP Support and avoid SAP consulting companies that are inefficient.

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Prashant Sakhare

SAP Consultant