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List of SAP SRM Components

SAP SRM has several components that offer different functionalities. Installing SRM components will depend on required functionalities for the implementation scenario. List of SAP SRM components are.

  1. EBP (Enterprise Buyer professional) – Portal for Buyer organization to perform procurement and purchasing activities
  2. SUS (Supplier self-service) - Portal for supplier organization to perform collaboration activities such as PO, and Invoice
  3. Bidding Engine – Backend Component for bidding and auction process
  4. Live auction cockpit – Front end component for bidding and auction process. Access needs to be provided to both supplier and buyer collaboration.
  5. Supplier self-registration – Component for suppliers to self-register themselves
  6. cProjects and cFolders – Component used for project management collaboration.
  7. MDM Catalogue – MDM is used for hosting catalogues used by SRM. Catalogue information is sent to SRM using OCI. Earlier, CCM was used for hosting in-house Catalogues. But this functionality was replaced by MDM as SAP is pushing all master data handling to MDM.
  8. Business Intelligence (BI) – SRM has very limited reporting capability and BI is used for fulfilling reporting and analytics needs
  9. TREX (Text retrieval and information Extraction) – TREX component is used for providing search functionality such as advanced search.
  10. WAS (Web application server) – ABAP and Java based component on which all other components are installed.
  11. XI (Exchange infrastructure) – Middleware component is used to integrate all other components. XI is also used to integrate SAP products with Non SAP products.
  12. Enterprise portal – Portal is used to deliver a unified UI and single sign on for all the components
  13. Duet – Component used to integrate SAP with Microsoft office.
  14. ADS (Adobe document server) – component used to integrate adobe forms with SAP.
  15. Solution manager – Component used to manage SAP implementation and enhancement projects.
WAS is a virtual server which needs to be installed on a physical server. Multiple WAS instances can be installed on one physical server. Also, multiple clients can coexist on one WAS. Each Component is defined in client and multiple components can be created in same client.


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