• 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

Course based on software release

  • SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Package 7


  • 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


  • 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.

CPE Credits


Please note CPE credits are available only for publicly scheduled courses delivered at SAP locations. CPE credits are not available for virtual classroom deliveries or customer specific deliveries.

This course is also available as a test system within SAP Live Access

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