SAP SRM Software Components - SAP SRM

What are the software components included in SAP SRM product?

SAP Supplier Relationship Management product includes different application and technology components to generate RFx and submit bids, for financial management, BI needs, Enterprise portal for application interaction to perform various functions.
Technology component includes NetWeaver Process Integration to integrate with SAP and non-SAP external systems, SAP GUI for configuration, and R/3 plugin for Master Data.
Let’s see each of the components under application and technology in detail −

SAP Supplier Relationship Management Server

SAP SRM server consists of SAP SRM server and SAP Bidding engine. SAP SRM is built on SAP NetWeaver application server and supported by different platforms and database. Explore the all releases of SAP SRM on SAP Market place under Product Availability Matrix (PAM).

SAP SRM Bidding Engine

SAP SRM Bidding Engine is used to generate and process requests for bids. Bidders can submit bids and other functions in RFx.
Bidding engine setup certain rules forbidding to be used by bidders to submit bids in the system.

SAP NetWeaver BI

In SAP SRM spend analysis, BI is primarily used and requires Application server ABAP on the same system. It may also require Java Application server and SAP Enterprise portal.

SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal

Enterprise portal is used as a starting point for end users to manage applications and information related to SRM. It offers role-based and secure access to applications and services.

Online Transaction Processing System

You can use different systems to perform backend transaction processing to manage material and financial queries. Data transaction can be performed between SAP SRM and SAP ERP system with online transaction processing system.
Install SAP SRM as a single product without any backend system.

Live Auction Cockpit Server

Live Auction Cockpit (LAC) web presentation server is a J2ee based software application. It offers an option of real time bidding, real time monitoring and reverse auction options.
Instead of above process technology component also includes SAP Process Integrator for integrating processes from different systems, SAP GUI for configuration and R/e plug in for data exchange between one or more R/3 systems and other components.

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