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SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management

Optimize your entire supplier lifecycle management

Optimize your entire supplier lifecycle management

Take a holistic approach to managing supplier relationships with SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management. Our software covers the entire supplier lifecycle – from onboarding and supplier evaluation to quality, risk, and vendor management. By managing your supply base as a whole, you can constantly determine the right mix of suppliers.


Why SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management?

Because it delivers the complete supplier lifecycle management process in a single solution – and integrates seamlessly with SAP SRM and SAP ERP. With SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management, you can:

  • Centralize supplier information and gain full visibility into your supply base
  • Confidently select the most qualified suppliers – and cultivate valuable relationships
  • Reduce costs by automating supplier collaboration and  administrative tasks
  • Minimize supply-base risk with a standardized approach to  supplier qualification
  • Achieve fast ROI through low-TCO deployment options

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Functional Capabilities

Onboarding and Registration
Streamline supplier onboarding and registration with automated workflows and vendor self-services

Evaluate and monitor vendor qualifications using questionnaires, reusable libraries, and weighted scoring

Classification System
Create a searchable, collaborative classification system for suppliers

Portfolio Management
Get better visibility into your global supply base – from industry reports to promotion processes

Performance Management
Analyze supplier performance based on KPIs – and develop or phase out suppliers based on their value to your business

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Technical Capabilities
  • Buy side (employees in a buying company): Deploy as an add-on to SAP Supplier Relationship Management or SAP ERP, or as a standalone implementation 
  • Sell side (current and potential suppliers): Deploy as an add-on to SAP Supplier Relationship Management or as a standalone implementation
  • Connect SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management to an enterprise resource planning system or a master data governance  system (SAP ERP or SAP MDG-S)
  • Integrate to SAP Business Warehouse for analytics
  • Communication between sellers and buyers can be based on SOA enterprise services – via WSRM protocol or SAP NetWeaver Process Integration – or on RFC technology
  • Communications with back-end systems is based on RFC technology

SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management system requirements

Operating Systems iPad OS, Linux Client, Mac OS, Windows Client 32-BIT, Windows Client 64-BIT, Windows for X86, Windows for X86_64
Browsers Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer

Explore licensing and purchasing options for SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management

SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management is an on-premise application that is licensed on a perpetual basis. The license is based on your spend volume expressed as a metric and on the number of named users who will be accessing the software. This gives you the flexibility to license and pay for only what your business needs today – and add-on as your needs change.


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Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with implementation services for SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management.


Plan your landscape implementation

Consult the Planning Guide for SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management Landscape Implementation to get an overview of the solution and its possible system landscapes.

Plan your software installation

Refer to Master Guide for SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management 2.0 SP02 for an overview of the deployment modes, scenarios, architecture, and more.

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 in your company.

Complete the installation steps
Review this Release Information Note (RIN) to learn about the SAP Notes required for installing SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management 2.0.
Configure SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management
Refer to SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management 2.0 Configuration Guide for an overview of the solution’s required configuration settings.
Consider a faster deployment option
Go live even faster with the SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management rapid-deployment solution – a powerful combination of preconfigured software and services.

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Manage your SAP application

Refer to Application Operation Guide for SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management 2.0 SP02 for an overview of how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications.

Ensure the security of your solution

See Security Guide: SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management 2.0 SPS 2 for information on user admin and authentication, authorizations, and data protection.

Stay up to date with our learning map

Consultants, ensure your SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management expertise is up to date with customized learning maps from SAP Online Knowledge Products.


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Consult these information resources for expert guidance on how to upgrade SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management.


Obtain project planning guidance

Plan and execute a smooth upgrade project with help from the SAP Upgrade Roadmap – available for download (login required).


Identify the upgrade paths

Learn about the upgrade paths available for SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management in our Product Availability Matrix (login required).

Download the matrix

Plan your upgrade

Get important information on installing and upgrading SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management SP02 in our Master Guide (login required).

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Plan landscape changes

Visualize your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyze the potential impact with the Landscape Planner (login required).  

Use the planner



Identify dependencies

Determine the impact an upgrade will have on your other systems – using our Upgrade Dependency Analyzer (login required).

Access the Analyzer


Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management system based on your requirements (login required).

Open the Quick Sizer tool




Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to “Section 1.2: Upgrade Information” in the Master Guide for SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management 2.0 SPS2 to review important upgrade steps.

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Get the support you need to maximize the value of your SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management software – and keep it running at peak performance.

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