Outlining SAP S/4 HANA Cloud, Public Edition Sourcing and Procurement

Objective

After completing this lesson, you will be able to Determine procurement capabilities and extension options.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Source to Pay

With seamlessly integrated scenarios, the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition, sourcing and procurement core capabilities extend with cloud applications such as guided buying, supplier management, business network, and central invoice management. SAP S/4HANA Cloud, sourcing and procurement software helps streamline your processes, while delivering near real-time insights into organizational spend, suppliers, and market information.

  • Out-of-the-box integration flows for an end-to-end digital customer experience
  • Advanced sourcing tools and cognitive sourcing capabilities
  • Contract authoring and management
  • Guided buying experience
  • Procurement of material and services
  • Configuration of flexible workflows streamlining purchasing for each line of business
  • Intelligent approval workflows
  • Digitalized processing of supplier invoices to ensure limited human intervention
  • Business process integration, leveraging SAP cloud integration gateway with native APIs

Note

Throughout this training content, where not otherwise specified, "SAP S/4HANA Cloud" refers to the public edition of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud supports processes for source assignment to operational demands, use of source lists and purchase information records, and managing and monitoring contracts.

  • A powerful survey tool to reach relevant stakeholders, getting real-time insights into their buying experience
  • Visibility into the supply chain reducing inventory, write-offs, and waste
  • Improved spend compliance
  • Tracking of contract pricing, services, KPIs, and termination dates
  • Strengthen operational, contractual, and regulatory compliance

SAP S/4HANA Cloud holistically supports the operational purchaser across all buying activities. These activities include processing purchase requisitions, finding an appropriate source of supply, and creating and processing purchase orders. The complete process is supported in the SAP Fiori UI, from the creation of the purchase requisition to the creation of the supplier invoice.

  • Empower end-users with a simple guided buying experience
  • Provide efficient and cost-effective procurement processes as a collaboration between buyers, purchasers, and suppliers
  • Automate, control, and streamline purchasing processes using catalog-driven pricing, contract logic, and an intelligent approval workflow
  • Proactive notification of order deviations and delivery issues
  • Enable accounts-payable teams to drive high volumes of invoices through electronic channels

Road Map

The SAP Road Map Explorer shows the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice.

You can view the SAP S/4HANA Cloud product road map using SAP Road Map Explorer. By filtering the Source to Pay processes, you can see the current and planned innovations for sourcing and procurement. To access and browse all SAP road maps, refer to the SAP Road Map Explorer.

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