The S/4HANA module offers numerous opportunities to map essential procurement processes for products and services. Get a comprehensive overview of the various SAP apps and features related to the following topics: Purchase Requisition, Purchase Orders, Business Partner (S/4HANA), Self-Service Procurement, Sourcing, and Contract Management with our S/4HANA Guide. Here, the key functions in the procurement process with SAP S/4HANA are explained.

Purchase requisitions and demand processing in SAP S/4HANA

An important focus of many procurement organizations is currently on a stronger strategic orientation and at the same time on the increased automation of the order generation. Important success factors are intuitive designs, intelligent workflows, and good catalog content to generate orders as smoothly as possible… (Read more)

Purchase Order and order processing in SAP S/4HANA

Traditionally, creating a purchase order in the SAP ERP system required multiple steps: entering information, checking the document, identifying and correcting errors, and rechecking. Even with templates, such as a previous purchase order, many errors had to be identified and corrected before the order could be submitted … (Read more)

S/4HANA Business Partner

Business partners are new with S4HANA. They help avoid redundant data. This overview provides answers to three frequently asked questions after defining what business partners are. It discusses the goals of the concept and describes critical success factors before delving into integration and migration topics… (Read more)

Self-Service Procurement: Purchasing as a "self-service store"?

Admittedly, the term “self-service store” is provocative and actually has a negative connotation. However, new technical possibilities in the SAP S/4HANA system provide the basis for a desired operational procurement process without direct involvement of the purchaser. After answering three common questions, the innovative process is described, through which time, money, and nerves can be saved… (Read more)

Sourcing with S/4HANA and Ariba

Sourcing or the procurement of materials and services is an essential task of the purchasing department for many companies. The goal is to identify the best sources for the required materials and services with regard to quality, sustainability, and costs including price, as well as to ensure the highest possible supply security… (Read more)

Contract management with SAP S/4HANA

Even a purchase order with a confirmation of order is a contract, as there is a written declaration of intent from both parties. For companies that already use SAP and have transitioned to or plan to transition to S/4HANA, it makes a lot of sense to manage and maintain additional contracts in the same system… (Read more)