SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management

Mass download of contract documents from agreement to FTP/SFTP

Introduction  In sourcing we don’t have any standard option for mass download of all the contract documents at a time from all the agreements. Only option we have that download the documents one by one manually. If we have 10 -15 documents, we can do it by manually but when we have huge number of documents to download it is very painful to download one by one and time consuming …

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Mass download of contract documents from agreement to FTP/SFTP

Introduction  In sourcing we don’t have any standard option for mass download of all the contract documents at a time from all the agreements. Only option we have that download the documents one by one manually. If we have 10 -15 documents, we can do it by manually but when we have huge number of documents to download it is very painful to download one by one and time consuming …

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Scoping single OAuth registration to multiple Web Services

While it is clear how to define a new OAuth registration applicable for multiple services, the SAP provided WS Cookbook doesn’t provide any information on how to effectively initiate an OAuth handshake scoped on multiple web services. Some introductory info: The ‘scope‘ parameter is not defined as per OAuth 1.0 RFC.This makes it mandatory for the implementation to provide full details and documentation. Unfortunately, the WS Cookbook is more a …

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Updated SAP Sourcing / CLM Release 10 EOM and Release 11 Roadmap Plan!

SAP Sourcing / CLM product management is pleased to announce that the plan and contents of Release 11 have been recently updated.  SAP Sourcing / CLM Release 11.0 will now include support for the SAP HANA database as well as support for S/4 HANA integration. HANA Support Enables complete replacement of the Sourcing / CLM database  Enables lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by eliminating Oracle or DB2 S/4 HANA …

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SAP Sourcing doc to docx converter best practices

Introduction: As, with the new wordservice, as we have come to know as the SAP Sourcing DOCX Generation Service, a crucial step in this process is converting all legacy contract specific documents to .docx and .dotx formats. You can find details on this via this link here.  The following is a summary of this and best practices, which includes a section on common errors and general instructions on how to …

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Roadmap to transitioning from BDC on ME32K to using RFC for service outline agreements – Part 2

Once you have completed the prerequisites described in previous section(Roadmap to transitioning from BDC on ME32K to using RFC for service outline agreements  )and created a mapping program to map the input parameters of RFC : BBP_ES_OA_UPDATE you can proceed with following steps to update contract data in purchase order header (EKKO) and condition header (KONH) tables. All the Three Updates listed below are one-time updates in a system. Once …

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Roadmap to transitioning from BDC on ME32K to using RFC for service outline agreements

I recently worked on a project which involved investigating the possibility of getting rid of BDC on ME32K that was being used to create outline agreement. Now that the project is live i am writing this blog to share my experience so that others might use this alternative instead of using a BDC.In this three part blog i will discuss the scope of changes and how to go about implementing …

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Reduce Global Search footprint with SAP Sourcing 9 SP 23 / 10 SP 8

The Global Search feature in SAP Sourcing allows you to find a document by searching on its attributes.  For example, you can find a contract document using supplier, contact name, and item number. Review: Security, Configuration settings added in 9 SP 22 / 10 SP 6 You can use security settings to control which users are able to use Global Search. Starting in these SP’s, the System group has a …

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