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SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management

Maximize savings with integrated sourcing and contract lifecycle management

Maximize savings with integrated sourcing and contract lifecycle management

Automate and standardize your source-to-contract processes – with SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management. The on-premise solutions integrate with your transactional systems and work together to help ensure process visibility and contract compliance. Gain tighter control over strategic sourcing and contract management activities – and maximize savings.

Why SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management?

Because they provide a complete “source-to-contract” solution and offer out-of-the-box integration with your backend systems. Simplify sourcing and procurement processes, facilitate compliance with negotiated terms, and increase competitive advantage.

  • Automate sourcing and procurement contract processes – and improve governance
  • Host auctions to create competitive bidding scenarios
  • Author contracts using standard clauses and templates – and store them in a central repository
  • Improve contract compliance and realize savings by integrating with backend systems
  • Meet unique business requirements and speed user adoption with powerful configuration features
  • Choose a deployment option that meets your needs – on-premise or hosted with an SAP-certified partner

Learn how SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
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Strategic sourcing

Procurement professionals can easily manage requests for information, proposals, and quotations. They can also run real-time auctions.

Users can conduct simple or complex sourcing activities for direct and indirect spend categories.

Contract management

Contract managers are able to generate, negotiate, and manage procurement contracts in a single, searchable contract repository.

Users can author contracts using a library of approved standard clauses and contract templates that promote and enforce your organization’s legal standards during contract creation. They can also drive approvals based on key contract attributes, and once a contract is ready for final signature, they can electronically sign each contract.

Project management

Because all category activities can be linked to sourcing projects, SAP Sourcing and SAP CLM provide visibility, standardization, and repeatability. You can track results and decisions during each project, monitor project status, and record savings.

Integration

Tight integration with backend systems encourages compliance with negotiated contract terms and pricing. It also ensures that savings are realized when purchasing transactions are executed.

Configuration

Rich configuration and extensibility options let you customize the solution to meet your unique business requirements. User-defined forms make it easy to adapt business processes.

New:

  • Integration with DocuSign (as well as EchoSign) for electronic signatures
  • Additional security access controls for key processes
  • Ease-of-use functionality, such as the ability to retire all questions in an RFx at one time
  • Important integration enhancements, including support for multiple price validity dates for price conditions
 
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Technical Capabilities

These contract management and sourcing software solutions are simple to integrate, extend, and deploy – making it easier for IT to deliver a consistent and reliable user experience. Some key technical capabilities include:

  • Standard integration with SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) and SAP SRM – delivered with implementation-ready content
  • Ability to extend the applications using custom fields and custom field collections
  • A query framework that lets technical users create new queries and reports with graphical and tabular views
  • Configurable user interface (UI) pages: Hide, position, and re-label fields, make certain fields required – and add pre-, post-, and hover-over text
  • Import functionality for mass updates
  • Scheduling for activities such as exporting or importing data
  • A scripting UI to enhance and extend business logic
  • Support for 19 languages in addition to English
     

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  • A Web services framework that allows requests to interact with SAP Sourcing and SAP CLM
  • Tools to schedule an explicitly called script
  • Ability to make columns in extension collections read-only 
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System requirements for SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management Master Guide for details. Also, please see the Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.

Databases Oracle, IBM, DB2, LUW
Operating Systems Please see the Product Availability Matrix
Web Browsers

Windows Browser Platforms

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (including 8, 9, 10, 11 on 64-bit)
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

Apple Browser Platforms

  • Safari (for Mac OS only)
  • Safari iOS (for iPad only)
Java Platform, Standard Edition Please see the Product Availability Matrix
Java 2, Enterprise Edition Please see the Product Availability Matrix
Web Servers SAP NetWeaver Java Web Application Server 7.30. Recommended: Run the application server and application on different databases.

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management

SAP Extended Sourcing (which includes both SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management) is licensed based on an organization’s spend metric.

SAP Contract Lifecycle Management can be purchased on its own and is licensed based on the number of active agreements.

These products are deployed on-premise or hosted by an SAP Hosting Partner, and require a perpetual license. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.

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For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 

Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management Installation Guide* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorization under myProfile*. To extend your authorization, please contact an SAP user administrator*.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management software installation package.

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Consider a faster deployment option

Get up and running even faster. The SAP Integrated Procurement Contract Management rapid-deployment solution brings together software and services to speed go-live for a rich set of sourcing and CLM functionality.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

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Manage your SAP applications

The following guides can help you manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications at peak performance:

Solution Guide*

Configuration Guide*

SAP ECC Integration Guide*

SAP SRM Integration Guide*

Ensure the security of your solutions

Download the SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management Security Guide* for important information on ensuring the security of your software.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

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Enhance your knowledge of SAP Sourcing and SAP CLM

View the SAP Sourcing and SAP CLM training and certification catalog of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you. View the SAP Sourcing and SAP CLM training and certification catalog of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.

 

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Consultants, get role-specific learning maps with SAP implementation and operation information. These online knowledge products cover our latest products and upgrades.

 

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Need expert guidance with your educational needs? Learn how education consulting services from SAP can help

 

Upgrades

Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.

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Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management.

Download the matrix now*
 

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualize your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyze the impact.

Use the planner*

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Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyzer to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyzer*

 

 

Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.

Open the Quick Sizer tool*

 

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Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management Upgrade Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide*

Ask the community

Visit the SAP Sourcing community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community*

 

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Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade

Support

Get the support you need to keep SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximize the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Sourcing and SAP Contract Lifecycle Management implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.

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