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SAP Supply Network Collaboration

Respond to market demands faster – with our supply chain collaboration software

Respond to market demands faster – with our supply chain collaboration software

Connect and collaborate with suppliers, outsourced manufacturers, and customers using SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC). This supply chain collaboration software synchronizes and automates information flow – so you can better align supply and demand, optimize inventory management, improve customer service, and more.

Why SAP Supply Network Collaboration?

Because the software lets you collaborate with suppliers, contract manufacturers, and customers in real time. Break down information barriers and delays – and run a truly demand-driven supply chain. With SAP SNC you can:   

  • Streamline collaboration with your suppliers, contract manufacturers, and customers     
  • Significantly decrease procurement, sales, and inventory costs     
  • Enhance supply chain visibility and increase overall speed, accuracy, and adaptability of your supply network
  • Reduce inventory levels while managing variations in supply and demand 
  • Improve communications and reduces errors and processing costs

SAP SNC is structured into three modules:

Functional Capabilities

Supplier collaboration

  • Purchase order collaboration
  • Scheduling agreement
  • Supplier-managed inventory
  • Delivery control monitor
  • Dynamic replenishment
  • Web-based Kanban
  • Quality collaboration
     

 Outsourced manufacturing collaboration

  • Subcontracting PO
  • Work order
  • Supply network inventory
  • Quality collaboration
     

Customer collaboration

  • Min/max replenishment
  • Responsive replenishment
  • Forecast collaboration
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Technical Capabilities

SAP SNC makes it easier for IT to integrate, extend, and deploy a collaboration system. 

  • Object-based and object-oriented programming
    Get IT up and running quickly with the application's familiar object-based and ABAP-type programming.
  • Integration approach
    Communicate with SAP ERP via SAP Process Integration and build-in core interface (CIF).
  • Collaboration with partners
    External partners (e.g. suppliers) communicate with SAP SNC via the Internet (Web UI or file-up and download) or via B2B messages.
  • Data model
    The SAP SNC architecture follows the classical separation of data access, presentation, and actual functional layers.
  • Business add-in
    Add specific logic via open interfaces.
  • Data persistency
    Store transactional data – such as orders and time series. 
  • Fast implementation
    Go live even faster with our rapid-deployment solutions for SAP SNC.
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System requirements for SAP
Supply Network Collaboration

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP Supply Network Collaboration Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.

Explore licensing and purchasing options for SAP Supply Network Collaboration

You can purchase SAP Supply Network Collaboration as on-premise application, or you can choose a hosted cloud model with a subscription license – using SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

  • SAP SNC as an on-premise application includes supplier collaboration, outsourced manufacturing and customer collaboration in one license material (SAP SNC License is based on cost of goods sold (COGS)). SAP Process Integration is included for connectivity between SAP SNC and the SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC).
  • SAP SNC as a hosted cloud model (HEC) is based upon a subscription fee.
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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 

What's New:

Read the latest SAP SNC release note and use our innovation delivery tool to explore new capabilities and features:
 

See what our customers are saying

Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Supply Network Collaboration – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to Master Guide: SAP SNC 7.0, Enhancement Package 4* 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 Supply Network Collaboration software installation package.

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Consider a faster deployment option

Get up and running even faster – with our rapid-deployment solutions. These preconfigured software and service packages speed go-live for core supplier collaboration and Kanban 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 SNC 7.0, Enhancement Package 4* 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

Refer to Application Operations Guide: SAP SNC 7.0, Enhancement Package 4* to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP SNC

Download the SAP Supply Network Collaboration 7.0 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 SNC

View the SAP Supply Network Collaboration 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 Supply Network Collaboration – 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 Supply Network Collaboration.  

Download the matrix now*

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP SNC 7.0 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 Supply Network Collaboration 7.0 Upgrade Master 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 Supply Network Collaboration 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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