The Future of SAP SRM

As a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) user, you may be curious to find out more about the future of this solution. SAP previously announced that SAP SRM 7.0 will have mainstream maintenance until 2025. There will be very limited innovations in the meantime for the end user to take advantage of.

The innovations for digitalizing the procurement processes happen in SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba. This does not mean that you have to replace SAP SRM immediately. This does however provide us with a good opportunity to review how well SAP SRM is addressing the current business challenges and ambitions of your organization. There are multiple path’s possible towards your future procurement organisation. Let’s find out what your ideal path is.

Whether your future procurement strategy is going to be supported by SAP Ariba and/or SAP S/4HANA, the SAP Ariba Network has a central position in it. It is the world’s largest B2B network that enables easy digital collaboration with your suppliers. Connecting the SAP Ariba Network to your SAP ECC and/or SAP SRM can be done quickly. For SAP SRM customers, doing so deliver fast time-to-value. It is low hanging fruit and your first leap into the future of procurement. Accounts Payable will be 3-5 times more efficient by automating the PO- and invoicing processes and realizing ‘touchless invoicing’ processes. Read more about connecting SAP SRM/ECC to the SAP Ariba Network here.

If your ambition is to replace SAP SRM fully by SAP Ariba and/or SAP S/4HANA we can tell you more about the innovations that your end users can take advantage of. Operational Procurement was never this easy. Users could start without any training due to a user experience that is similar to Amazon.com for example. Additionally you can expect quarterly innovations that make your end users happy – such as Spot Buy.

We deliver SAP Consulting services specialized in optimizing procurement processes. We have expertise with both SAP ECC and SAP SRM as well as with SAP Ariba. Download our flyer here. We gladly tell you more about the roadmaps and innovations and we can advise you about the possibilities that address your most urgent needs.

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