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The SAP Materials Management Handbook by Ashfaque Ahmed

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Chapter 4

SAP MM Purchasing Management

Introduction

Purchasing or procurement is one of the fundamental activities of SAP materials management (MM). SAP MM enables purchasing functions for materials and services through a wide range of features available in the standard SAP as well as through customized features.

If you log in to the SAP system, you will see a menu structure. This menu structure corresponds to various functionalities available in the standard SAP. These functionalities are divided on the lines of modules and then submodules. Finally, each submodule contains the features and functionalities.

From a business perspective, purchasing functions require to keep information about vendors, materials, material prices, contracts with ...

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