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Re-Punchout functionality in EBP

Postby srmer » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:59 pm

Hello!

I have an SRM Punchout functionality question.
After one or more catalog items are brought back from a Punchout site (external web-sites), these items are added to the SRM shopping cart. The user should be able to punch-back (or re-punchout) these items to the external catalog site and change the information (say configuration or volume pricing) and bring them again back into the Shopping Cart.

Is this possible. Has this functionality been implemented at any clients before? Can you send us any information on how we can achieve this?

This re-punchout functionality will enable users to use supplier web-site (punchout site) functionality such as configuration, quote retreival (volume discounts) etc.

An example, is that the supplier punch-out site has volume discout feature, which calculates the value of the items being shopped on the site based on the quantity entered on the site. Once the user brings these items back into SRM, if they try to change the quantity, SRM only does qty x unit price but doesn't consider volume discounts. So, the re-punchout will allow user to take the items back to the supplier site and re-calculate pricing.
Another example is that the supplier punch-out site has configuration feature, which calculates the value of the items being shopped on the site based on the bill of material of the item being configured. Once the user brings these items back into SRM, if they try to delete items in the BOM, SRM doesn't price based on the configuration discounts the supplier gave on their site. So, the re-punchout will allow user to take the items back to the supplier site, re-configure the item and re-calculate pricing.

Thank you.
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Postby srmguru » Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:36 pm

This would be very difficult to accomplish - I would instruct users that they must complete their shopping carts on the punch-out site or they will not be able to get the complete discount. That is to say, this is a basic functionality and training issue. Instruct users that you can only bring items into the shopping cart - and if they must rework items, to delete the items and start over.

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Postby SAP_Q » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:20 pm

Hi,

Wy would you try to build a re-punch out when you would simply have to implement a badi (doc check) within SRM that would prevent user from changing BOM & price for example when shopping basket contains catalog_id xyz (punch out)?

cheers
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Postby srmguru » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:42 pm

it wasn't my question, but suppose you could actually WANT to "punch-back-out" -- imagine:

1. you order 1000 desktop computers from dell
2. punch in
3. and realize that you really need 2000 plus monitors
4. so you "punch back out" to add the extra computers and monitors

Is that what you were asking?
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Postby srmer » Fri May 05, 2006 4:03 pm

Yes, Jim, that is what we are asking.
Adding quantity is one need that is satisfied by re-punching back. You might say, we can change the quantity in the shopping cart itself. Yes, we can, but, in cases where the pricing depends on the configuration of items or if there are volume discounts, then we need to punchout back.

Thank you.
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