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1. SRM vs. EBP

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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


SRM and EBP are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Enterprise Buyer (EBP) is a component within the mySAP SRM solution.

SAP launched its e-Procurement solution in 1999 with B2B Procurement 1.0., later branded as Enterprise Buyer Professional (EBP). It started off as just a catalog-based Employee Self Service tool and evolved into a robust eProcurement solution. In 2003 SAP launched SRM, Supplier Relationship Management, which not only provided an eProcurement solution but also added a supplier collaboration engine. Since then mySAP SRM has become a best of breed multi-purpose solution. Today mySAP SRM focuses on the core supply processes of procurement, sourcing, contract management, and supplier enablement.

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