When you review the table below, one would really question what value SRM is really providing…especially considering the cost!
Feature MM with SBx SRM
Utilizes ECC roles, authorization and passwords Yes No
Eliminates the SRM upgrade project Yes No
Eliminates separate database/hardware Yes No
Provides catalog and non-catalog purchasing Yes Yes
Provides ability to approve/reject orders Yes Yes
Provides ability to track status of a request Yes Yes
Provides ability to perform a goods receipt Yes Yes
Provides one system for all of Procurement functions Yes No
Eliminates the need for multiple documents (Shopping Cart and Requisition) Yes No
Eliminates the need to sync master and transaction data between SRM & ECC Yes No
User friendly User Interface Yes No
One system to maintain workflow across various modules Yes No
Flexible to enhance/change the User Interface Yes No
Eliminates issues when one system is upgraded and the other is not Yes No
Eliminates the need to maintain multiple systems Yes No
Runs on mobile devices Yes No