Understanding SAP Business Network Supplier Portal's Trading Partner Enablement

Objective

After completing this lesson, you will be able to Understand Trading Partner Enablement and how it fits with your SAP Business Network Supplier Portal Enablement.

SAP Business Network Supplier Portal: trading partner enablement

Trading Partners

Trading partner enablement is a process conducted by buyers with the aim to connect with their trading partners via SAP Business Network. To do so, buyers can use different types of enablement methodologies, which are explained further within this training.

For the SAP Business Network Supplier Portal deployment, the term "trading partners" refers to suppliers – such as, but not reduced to: contract manufacturing, logistics providers, raw materials suppliers, component suppliers, subassembly manufacturing, distribution centers, services providers, indirect good sellers.

Cloud of multiple trading partners: Contract manufacturing, logistics providers, raw materials suppliers, component suppliers, subassembly manufacturing, distribution centers, services providers, indirect good sellers.

What is the goal of trading partner enablement?

  • Enhanced collaboration with your Trading Partners.
  • Connect and transact with your trading partners on SAP Business Network.
  • Higher value in procurement, supply chain and collaborative maintenance.

How does SAP support you?

  • We provide expert guidance on preparation for trading partner enablement, onboarding process, go live activities and post go live operational model.
  • We provide the processes, infrastructure and materials necessary to support the trading partner onboarding.

What is a successful enablement?

  • Trading partners are connected via SAP Business Network to your back-end systems and ready to exchange critical business documents, data and other information.
  • You have reached your objectives, defined by your own metrics (spend, volume of documents, number of equipment/models, etc.).

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