SAP MM Purchasing Simplified for Beginners
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SAP MM Purchasing Simplified for Beginners

Easy Introduction into Purchasing Processing in SAP ERP
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Created by Ulrika Garner
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To know the process Procure to Pay and its documents in SAP MM
  • To maintain master data especially for purchasing
  • To perform standard purchasing activities for materials and services
  • To know all other purchasing documents and some features in purchasing processing
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  • Have basic knowledge of SAP ERP.
  • Be familiar with the SAP GUI and the SAP Easy Access Menu.
  • Have a basic understanding of Purchasing terminology.

All companies need to procure something and many large or medium-sized businesses use SAP solutions. It is therefore advantageous to acquire appropriate knowledge. And with this course, you get a head start on purchasing processing in SAP ERP.

Get familiar with the various steps involved in procurement. Get to know the essential data and documents for purchasing in SAP. You'll see, it's not that difficult to operate in the SAP system. Some interactive exercises may also consolidate your new knowledge. At the end of the course you will know all the necessary master data and purchasing documents to confidently start working in SAP's Purchasing component.

Who is the target audience?
  • Enduser with basic knowledge who want an introduction into purchasing processing in SAP ERP
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:34

Welcome to the course, presentation of the course content and course structure.

Preview 02:34
Purchasing Basics
7 Lectures 32:33

Short preview of the lectures in this section.

Preview 00:57

This video will show you the big picture, meaning where Purchasing fits into SAP ERP Operations.

Preview 05:32

It's about the procurement process and the possible or required documents in Materials Management.

Preview 06:22

The necessary organizational units for Purchasing will be presented.

Preview 05:43

Short overview of the relevant master data in Purchasing.

Preview 06:38

How to run the interactive exercises.

Preview 04:38

Summary of the section's content.

Preview 02:43

Just one question ...
1 question
Master Data in Purchasing
7 Lectures 39:57

Short overview of the section's content.


How to create a Vendor Master using the transaction MK01.

Create Vendor Master

How to add the purchasing view to an existing Vendor Master, how to block or unblock a Vendor Master and how to call a list of Vendors.

Extend and block Vendor Master

In this video I'm going to demonstrate how to display a material master, how to extend it and how to create a materials list.

Preview 09:01

You're going to learn about the functions and structure of Info Records, but also how to manually create one.

Maintain Purchasing Info Record

How to handle service masters and service conditions.

Maintain Service Master and Service Conditions

Summary of the section's content.

Review Master Data in Purchasing

Just one question ...
1 question
Purchasing Processing
7 Lectures 43:58

Short overview of the section's topics.


Ultimately, you're able to use the transaction ME51N to create a Standard PR. This Purchase Requisiton will contain three items, one for stock material, one for consumption and one for services.

Create Standard Purchase Requisition

By the end, you know how to display a worklist using the Document Overview within the change transaction ME52N, how to assign a source of supply and run a price simulation and how to use the Follow-on Functions ME56 Assign or ME57 Assign and Process.

Process Standard Purchase Requisition

By the end you know the transaction screen of ME21N, how PR-items are converted to a Purchase Order and how the documents PR and PO are thus connected in the system.

Convert Purchase Requisition to Purchase Order

How to create and print a Purchase Order without a preceding document.

Create and Print Standard Purchase Order

After the PO has been send to the vendor, the actual order processing would thus be terminated. But else, there's the Order Acknowledgement by the vendor, which will be explained in this lecture.

Vendor Confirmations

Summary of the section's content.

Review Purchasing Processing

Just one question ...
1 question
More Purchasing Processing
10 Lectures 55:48

Short preview of the lectures in this section about More Purchasing Processing.


By the end you're able to use the transaction ME41 to create RFQ's, to use the transaction ME47 to maintain the quotations and finally, the transaction ME49 to run a price comparison report.

Request for Quotation

In this lecture I'm going to demonstrate a complete purchasing process including a quantity contract.

Quantity Contract

To complete the subject outline agreements, the value contract and the scheduling agreement will be presented.

Value Contract and Scheduling Agreement

To simplify and accelerate such business transactions, a Blanket Purchase Order, also called Framework Order, is appropriate. And in this lexture I'm going to explain to you this special form of simplified procurement.

Blanket Purchase Order

You're getting to know in which order the system looks for possible sources of supply, how to maintain a Source List using the transaction ME01 and how a Quota Arrangement works.

Automations using Source Lists and Quota Arrangements

In Purchasing, users create documents that represent commitments to other companies. For that reason, it’s recommended to check and monitor the documents in terms of content and value.

Release Strategies and Commitments

You're going to get an overview of other possible types of procurement such as consignment, subcontracting, third-party processsing and stock transfer using stock transfer order.

Special Procurement Types

In addition to the Purchasing component in SAP ERP, there are other SAP solutions for the procurement of goods and services.

Other SAP Solutions for Procurement

Summary of the section's content.

Review of More Purchasing Processing

Just one question ...
1 question
Wrap up
1 Lecture 01:44

The last video in the course.

End of the course
About the Instructor
Ulrika Garner
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Seit mehr als 15 Jahren freiberuflich in SAP Projekten tätig. / More than 15 years experience as freelancer in SAP projects.

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