SAP SRM - System Landscape
As mentioned in previous chapters, in SAP SRM you can go for various deployment scenarios based on the business requirement. Different deployment scenarios support different procurement processes and the processing of goods receipt and invoices.
In SRM, you can use the following two types of data exchange −
- Using external user interfaces
- Using external system interfaces
It is recommended that you use SAP Web Dispatcher to access the SRM components that are protected in internal firewall and are not known to outside users. SAP Web Dispatcher is also used to implement SAP security standards in common scenario.
To implement security, it is necessary to find out the software component you need to install as per the business scenario and the SAP SRM package.
Operational Contract Management
Let us now understand Operational Contract Management.
We have the following processes under Operational Contract Management −
Strategic Sourcing: For Strategic Sourcing, you can use −
Live Auction cockpit
Service procurement external staffing
Self-user Service SUS: For Self-user Service SUS, you can use −
SUS extended classic
SAP SRM procurement for Public sector
As per the software components, you have to decide the deployment scenario and security guidelines in SAP SRM system.