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  • Tuition USD $4,090 GSA  $3,037.78
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4749 Ratings
  • Course Code SCM520-v015
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

Skills Gained

  • Become familiar with options for optimizing and simplifying purchasing processes and their prerequisites.
  • Learn about additional, special functions and Customizing settings.

Who Can Benefit

  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Architect
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • Program / Project Manager
  • User


  • Essential:
       -SCM500 Processes in Procurement or
       -corresponding SAP knowledge in materials management area
  • Recommended:

Course Details

Course Content

  • Purchasing Master Data
       -Creating Material Master Records for Purchasing
       -Creating Vendor Master Records for Purchasing
       -Using Partner Functions in Purchasing
  • Sources of Supply and Conditions
       -Analyzing Price Determination Basics
       -Creating Purchasing Info Records
       -Creating Special Info Records
       -Using Special Functions in Info Records
       -Creating Central Contracts
       -Creating Contracts for Material Groups
       -Creating Scheduling Agreements Without Release Documentation
       -Creating Scheduling Agreements with Release Documentation
  • Source Determination
       -Controlling Source Determination with Source Lists
       -Maintaining Source Lists
       -Controlling Source Determination with Quota Arrangements
       -Executing the Planning Run with Quota Arrangements
       -Identifying Additional Aspects of Source Determination
       -Blocking Sources of Supply
       -Creating Purchase Orders with Source Determination
  • Optimized Purchasing
       -Processing Unassigned Purchase Requisitions
       -Processing Assigned Purchase Requisitions
       -Monitoring Purchase Orders
       -Assessing the Buyer Role
  • Document Release Procedure
       -Releasing Purchasing Documents
       -Converting Released Purchase Requisitions
       -Configuring Release Procedures in Customizing
       -Creating Release Procedures
  • Specific Procurement Processes
       -Creating Invoices Using Invoice Plans
       -Creating Blanket Purchase Orders
       -Deploying Subcontracting
       -Purchasing with Manufacturer Part Numbers
       -Deploying Additional Special Procurement Processes
  • Vendor Evaluation
       -Evaluating Vendors
       -Setting Up Vendor Evaluation
  • Purchasing Document Types
       -Customizing Document Types in Purchasing
       -Setting Up Field Selection in Purchasing Documents
       -Deploying Version Management in Purchasing
       -Analyzing Special Aspects in Customizing
       -Defining Function Authorizations for Buyers
  • Integrated Procurement Scenarios
       -Purchasing with SRM and Catalogs
       -Integrating SAP Components


  • This course builds on the content of the course SCM500 (Processes in Procurement). Attending this course (SCM520) makes sense only if you have the appropriate prior knowledge and skills.

Course based on software release

  • SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Package 7

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

The class was good, but at times the pace did seem a bit fast to actually try to remember some of the information.

Overall ExitCertified is a great training provider and the remote learning is as effective as in person.

vary good online learning. instructor is vary good the way he explained every thing.

The labs and course material gave me valuable insights into cloud security architecture

Concise and good to follow along. Although it is a lot to take in under a short period of time.

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