Introducing SAP Business Network Supplier Portal Deployment Timeline


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Predict the different stages of your SAP Business Network Supplier Portal Deployment Timeline

SAP Business Network Supplier Portal’s Deployment Timeline

SAP Business Network Services Team supports your project through pre-defined and rapid scenario deployment.


The following image shows the main activities for the SAP Business Network Supplier Portal deployment aligned with the S/4HANA implementation activities.

The Deployment Project can only start after all accounts, including S/4HANA and SAP Business Network have been provisioned.

This timeline shows how your SAP Business Network for Procurement implementation is aligned with your SAP S/4HANA implementation. Familiarize yourself with the main activities that will require actions from your side. You will discover more details about these activities as you advance with your learning journey.

  1. Network Kickoff’s goals:
    • Understand SKU.
    • High-Level Implementation Plan.
    • Project team and roles & responsibility, plan the network to be included at go-live.
    • Discuss high-level implementation approach.
    • Plan spend data analysis.
  2. Network Planning workshop’s goals:
    • Finalize documents in scope.
    • Understand high-level Trading Enablement plan.
    • Demo video.
    • Discuss provisioning.
    • Trigger requirement gathering.
  3. Network Implementation (in Test/Q):
    • Prerequisites: Master data and basic MM/FI configuration.
    • Deliverable: Configuration document.

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