Optimize SAP Procurement with BeNeering Cloud Solutions
For SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC (MM and PM) and SAP SRM
Compera delivers the next generation cloud solutions of BeNeering Cloud Solutions, that leverage the procurement modules of your SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC (MM and PM) or SAP SRM. The proven innovations of BeNeering are SAP supported and maximize the procurement efficiency in SAP. They can be deployed within a few days and deliver immediate value.
The BeNeering Cloud Solutions can be divided into two sections:
- Cloud Search Engine: combine different purchasing channels into one web based interface;
- Catalog Cloud Services: a modern and efficient Content Management System.
CLOUD SEARCH ENGINE (CSE)
Cloud Search Engine combines goods and services from different purchasing channels into one interface. This greatly improves the usability and the end user satisfaction. It also greatly reduces the workload of your Purchasing department.
CSE connects directly to your local SAP system (SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC, SAP SRM). It can also be embedded into your SAP purchasing system, which avoids the need to open up another window. An important aspect is that the search engine is based on the powerful Apache SOLR technology, capable of keeping up system performance no matter how many article entries. For SAP SRM UI5 and SAP S/4HANA, OCI5 replication is possible, but not needed because CSE runs directly in the cloud.
Click on the screenshots below to get a better view of what the interface looks like.
CSE offers a number of valuable innovations of which we would like to point out:
DYNAMIC WEB FORMS
With Dynamic Web Forms, you can offer your users a so-called guided buying approach in following the purchasing guidelines. Users are guided based on predefined web form templates for purchases. This means that you can create forms that support more complex configurations for certain purchases, e.g. a product configuration or a service specification.
- Standardized purchasing through individual web-based forms shortens the procurement cycles;
- Increased use of standardized purchasing processes relieves the purchasing department;
- Less errors in purchasing requisitions and orders;
- Catalog Cloud Services shows the web forms also in the search results.
MARKET PLACE CONNECTOR FOR SPOT BUY
This solution allows users to shop for items that have not been negotiated by procurement. This is ideal for so-called spot buying (tail spend). This offers a combination of self-negotiated catalogs in the cloud search engine and the catalog articles in the spot buy marketplace – which expands the available assortment – without system breakage for the user. You can for example include Amazon or Mercateo as marketplaces and view all of its content from within SAP. All articles are ordered with one click, without having to leave the system. You do business with one supplier instead of many different suppliers. Since all orders – including those coming from the marketplace – are sent via the SAP system, the entire process is compliant.
This innovation enables users to request prices at a suppliers via a web form from within SAP. The RfX request is published in the BeNeering Cloud. The supplier will receive an email with an unique URL redirecting to the RfX request and reply with a proposal. The supplier does not have to be registered on the BeNeering Cloud. The requestor receives a notification, chooses the best proposal and adds the items into the shopping cart.
Typically, users are often offered many punch-out catalogs in their procurement system. With the catalog agent technology, web shop content can be downloaded on periodic basis into Catalog Cloud Services (see below). This means that the catalog items from supplier web shops are shown, fully integrated, in SAP.
CATALOG CLOUD SERVICES (CSS)
Catalog Cloud Services defines the new standard for a modern and efficient Catalog Content Management System with strong focus on SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC (modules MM and PM) and SAP SRM Procurement.
CCS is a cloud based content management system in which you can easily load and maintain all catalogs in one environment. The solution is enabled by certified web services. Both OCI5 and OCI4 are supported. Suppliers can also load catalog content into the cloud. The approved and published catalogs will be used by the connected procurement systems of the buying organization. Catalog status and validity dates are continuously monitored. Dashboards with real-time reporting show supplier ranking by price increase and other criteria.
BeNeering GmbH. is an SAP software and technology partner for procurement solutions. The company was founded in 2007 by former SAP employees. They develop and deliver best-in-class embedded cloud solutions for SAP Procurement. BeNeering is a certified SAP Silver partner.
In The Netherlands Compera is the exclusive reseller of the BeNeering Cloud Solutions.
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