Quiz: Back to basics with mySAP SRM

Learn how to optimize mySAP SRM in the latest SearchSAP.com quiz: Back to basics with mySAP SRM by Sachin Sethi. Read detailed information on all related topics including EBP and SRM scenarios.

MySAP SRM offers a broad platform for sourcing, procurement execution, and supply management. Over the last five

quarters, mySAP SRM has been one of the fastest-growing SAP solutions. Various reports from analyst firms like IDC and Forrester Research foresee continued double-digit growth for the product in the coming years. This is one clear indication of the value proposition and cost-savings potential offered by the mySAP SRM product suite.

With this in mind, SearchSAP.com site expert Sachin Sethi, who has over seven years of experience in SRM, designed this quiz to test your mySAP SRM knowledge. Ideally this quick test will provide SAP customers, consultants and analysts with insight into the various functions, options and configuration parameters for SRM. The quiz questions are designed to challenge your thinking and the accompanied answers will help you to understand the proposed concepts.

Additionally, this quiz and Sachin's advice may be helpful for consultants planning to appear for the SRM certification exam, as you can expect a similar format and style on that exam.

After you take the quiz, send us an e-mail with your score to be entered to win SAP R/3 System Administration.

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1. True or False: The terms Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Enterprise Buyer (EBP) are the same, and can be used interchangeably.

a) True
b) False

2. Which of the following is not a standard scenario available for SRM:

a) Self Service Procurement
b) Plan Driven Procurement
c) Service Procurement
d) Extended Classic Scenario
e) Catalog Content Management
f) Spend Analysis
g) Strategic Sourcing

3. The following technical component(s) is/are mandatory for the Self Service Scenario in SRM 5.0:

a) SAP SRM Server 5.5
b) SAP Catalog Content Management 2.0 (CCM)
c) XI Content for SAP SRM Server 5.5
d) Live Auction Cockpit (LACWPS) 5.0

4. Which of the following reports update the status of the follow-on documents within the shopping cart history?

a) BBP_GET_STATUS_2
b) CLEAN_REQREQ_UP
c) RSWUWFMLEC
d) BBP_BW_SC2

5. What is the function of the RSWUWFMLEC report in EBP?

a) To transfer purchase orders from EBP to the back-end system in a standalone scenario.
b) To allow printing of the shopping cart.
c) To send notifications for work items via e-mail to e-mail recipients.
d) To provide the ability for approval preview in the shopping cart.

6. The following statements are true for the Extended Classic Implementation scenario:

a) The leading document is created in SRM and a copy of the document is transferred to the back-end SAP system.
b) The follow-on documents of confirmation and invoice can only be entered in the SAP back-end system.
c) The purchase order can be changed in SAP R/3.
d) The SAP Portal is not compatible with the Extended Classic Implementation scenario of SRM.

7. Which of the following statements are correct about the organization structure in EBP?

a) SRM users can be created simply by using the SU01 transaction.
b) An organization structure is required. The self service scenario cannot be implemented without the organization structure.
c) The inheritance administration of attributes from PPOMA can be configured in table T77OMATTR.
d) The report BBP_CHECK_CONSISTENCY checks the consistency of the organization plan.

8. What statement(s) is correct regarding Plan Driven Procurement in SRM?

a) It is one of the business scenarios in SRM.
b) It only supports the sourcing or procurement of requirements generated in APO.
c) The requirements created in the back-end system can be transferred to EBP where a shopping cart is created, and can then utilize the workflow start conditions rules to get approval(s).
d) The report BBP_EXTREQ_TRANSFER is utilized in the SAP backend to transfer the relevant requisitions to EBP.

9. Which of the following is true concerning the workflows in SRM?

a) There is only one workflow template provided by SAP for the shopping cart workflow. All others need to be customized based on the project.
b) The approval preview allows the end user to visualize all required approvals in a graphical and tabular format.
c) As an alternative to the workflows supplied in the standard system, you can use the SLAPPROVER workflow to ensure more flexible assignment of users. This is a one-step approval workflow.
d) "Ad-hoc" approval functionality provides the ability to dynamically insert approvers or reviewers within the approval chain for a document.

10. What elementary step(s) is/are associated with workflow customizing in SRM?

a) The workflows to be used have to first be activated in customizing.
b) The organization buffer of the organizational plan has to be refreshed first, using the transaction SWU_OBUF.
c) The IMG activity, "Maintain Standard Settings for SAP Business Workflow" can be configured by any user with access to this transaction.
d) Workflow start conditions need to be configured by business objects (eg. BUS2121 for the shopping cart).

11. What does the transaction "BBPGETVD" do?

a) It transfers the materials from the back-end SAP R/3 system into EBP.
b) It transfers the terms of payment of the vendors from the backend into EBP.
c) It replicates the vendors from the back-end system into the vendor organization (PPOMA_BBP).
d) All vendor master records are transferred from the backend and the business partner numbers are entered for these vendors in EBP.

12.Which statement(s) concerning master data in SRM is/are correct?

a) Material Master Data is transferred from the SAP backend to EBP using middleware.
b) Product Categories correspond to material groups in the SAP backend.
c) Business partner master records correspond to the vendor master records in the SAP backend.
d) The vendors are downloaded into SRM from the SAP backend via the middleware.

13. What statements pertaining to the OCI interface are correct?

a) OCI allows organizations to connect their EBP systems with online catalogs like Office Depot, Dell, and Grainger and transfer their catalog data into the EBP shopping carts.
b) OCI describes the data exchange between the EBP and external catalog applications.
c) The OCI is the Open Content Interface that ensures that the correct content is transferred to EBP from the catalog.
d) If products are contained in the catalog and are already maintained in the product master, EBP does not require any inbound parameters for transfer of the product data, since this data is already known in EBP.
e) The OCI interface contains inbound and outbound parameters.

14. Which of the following are correct as of release SRM 4.0?

a) Customer-specific fields can be created for the shopping cart, purchase order, and contract documents in SRM.
b) The procurement card functionality in EBP can be implemented in the Classic and Extended Classic scenario.
c) ITS can now be utilized integrated with the Web Application Server 6.40. This can decrease the total cost of ownership (TCO).
d) Archiving documents is not supported in SRM.

15. What statements pertaining to the account assignment in SRM are correct?

a) A real-time validation occurs in the SAP back-end system.
b) A G/L account has to be assigned to the product category for the validation of the accounts.
c) A local validation in EBP independent of a back-end system is also possible.
d) The only account assignment categories available in SRM are Cost Center (CC) and Asset (AS).

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This was first published in March 2006

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