Course announcements

  • This course is also available in a self-paced e-learning format with an active subscription to the SAP Learning Hub, as SC520E.
  • This course will give you in depth knowledge and a comprehensive overview of advanced processes in procurement in SAP. After attending this class you will understand the major business processes, functions and configuration in materials management. This SCM500 course is a prerequisite for this curriculum in SCM (Supply Chain Management.)

Course information

  • Purchasing Master Data
    • Creating Material Master Records for Purchasing
    • Creating Vendor Master Records for Purchasing
    • Using Partner Functions in Purchasing
  • Sources of Supply and Conditions
    • Analyzing Price Determination Basics
    • Creating Purchasing Info Records
    • Creating Special Info Records
    • Using Special Functions in Info Records
    • Creating Central Contracts
    • Creating Contracts for Material Groups
    • Creating Scheduling Agreements Without Release Documentation
    • Creating Scheduling Agreements with Release Documentation
  • Source Determination
    • Controlling Source Determination with Source Lists
    • Maintaining Source Lists
    • Controlling Source Determination with Quota Arrangements
    • Executing the Planning Run with Quota Arrangements
    • Identifying Additional Aspects of Source Determination
    • Blocking Sources of Supply
    • Creating Purchase Orders with Source Determination
  • Optimized Purchasing
    • Processing Unassigned Purchase Requisitions
    • Processing Assigned Purchase Requisitions
    • Monitoring Purchase Orders
    • Assessing the Buyer Role
  • Document Release Procedure
    • Releasing Purchasing Documents
    • Converting Released Purchase Requisitions
    • Configuring Release Procedures in Customizing
    • Creating Release Procedures
  • Specific Procurement Processes
    • Creating Invoices Using Invoice Plans
    • Creating Blanket Purchase Orders
    • Deploying Subcontracting
    • Purchasing with Manufacturer Part Numbers
    • Deploying Additional Special Procurement Processes
  • Vendor Evaluation
    • Evaluating Vendors
    • Setting Up Vendor Evaluation
  • Purchasing Document Types
    • Customizing Document Types in Purchasing
    • Setting Up Field Selection in Purchasing Documents
    • Deploying Version Management in Purchasing
    • Analyzing Special Aspects in Customizing
    • Defining Function Authorizations for Buyers
  • Integrated Procurement Scenarios
    • Purchasing with SRM and Catalogs
    • Integrating SAP Components
  • Become familiar with options for optimizing and simplifying purchasing processes and their prerequisites.
  • Learn about additional, special functions and Customizing settings.
  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Architect
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • Program / Project Manager
  • User


  • SCM500 Processes in Procurement or
  • corresponding SAP knowledge in materials management area


  • None
  • SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Package 7
  • This course builds on the content of the course SCM500 (Processes in Procurement). Attending this course (SCM520) makes sense only if you have the appropriate prior knowledge and skills.
  • This course is also available in a self-paced e-learning format, complete with system demos and simulations under course code SC520E

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