Processes in Procurement



In this course, you will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the processes in procurement in SAP. After attending this class, you will understand the major business processes and functions in materials management. This course is a prerequisite for any further curriculum in Supply Chain Management (SCM).

This course is based on software release SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Package 7.


  • SAP Certified Application Associate - Supply Chain
  • SAP Certified Application Associate - Procurement


  • Application consultants
  • Business process architects
  • Business process owners / team leads / power users
  • Program / project managers
  • Users


  • General understanding of procurement processes and SAP navigation

Learning Objectives

  • Fundamental elements of materials management
  • Usage of the procurement processes for stock material, consumable materials, and services
  • Basic functions from purchasing, inventory management, invoice verification, service entry, and materials planning

1. Procurement Processes

  • Defining Processes and Organizational Levels in Procurement
  • Maintaining Purchase Orders
  • Posting Goods Receipts
  • Entering Invoices

2. Master Data

  • Maintaining Vendor Master Records
  • Maintaining Material Master Records
  • Using Entry Aids for Master Data Maintenance
  • Performing Mass Maintenance

3. Stock Material Procurement

  • Applying Conditions in Purchasing
  • Handling Requests for Quotations and Quotation Processes
  • Creating Purchase Orders with Reference
  • Maintaining Purchasing Info Records
  • Analyzing Material Valuation
  • Posting Goods Receipts for Purchase Orders
  • Entering Invoices with Reference to Purchase Orders

4. Consumable Material Procurement

  • Purchasing Consumable Materials
  • Creating Purchase Requisitions
  • Creating Purchase Orders with Reference to Purchase Requisitions
  • Entering Valuated and Non-Valuated Goods Receipts
  • Creating Blanket Purchase Orders

5. External Services Procurement

  • Maintaining Master Data for External Services
  • Ordering Services
  • Creating Service Entries and Verifying Invoices

6. Automated Procurement

  • Maintaining Data for Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Maintaining Contracts and Source Lists
  • Performing Procurement Processes Automatically
7. Reporting and Analytics
  • Using Standard Reports
  • Performing Standard Analyses in the Logistics Information System

8. Introduction to the SAP Buyer Role

  • Assessing the Buyer Role

9. Self-Service Procurement

  • Examining the Functions of Self-Service Procurement