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Procure to Pay

The Procure to Pay (P2P) domain describes the process of buying goods and services which includes the initial decision to make the purchase, the process of selecting the vendor, and transaction made for purchasing and payment to the vendor.

We have structured the Purchase to Pay (P2P) scenarios in different clusters: material procurement, service procurement, portal-supported procurement, vendor consignment, third-party procurement, subcontracting, replenishment, vendor returns and vendor agreements. 

Material procurement

  • Procurement of direct materials

  • Procurement of indirect materials (inventory managed)

  • Procurement of indirect materials (non-inventory managed)

  • Procurement of assets

Portal supported procurement

  • Procurement of indirect materials via catalogue/vendor portal (self-invoicing)

  • Procurement of direct materials via SAP Ariba

Service procurement

  • Procurement of standard services

  • Procurement of one-time services

Third party procurement

  • Procurement to order (drop-shipment)

  • Procurement to order (trading goods)


  • External subcontracting with own components


  • Intercompany replenishment

  • Intracompany replenishment

Vendor returns

  • Returnable vendor packaging

  • Return to vendor

Vendor agreements

  • Procurement via contract

  • Supplier sourcing and contracting

Vendor consignment

  • Procurement via vendor owned inventory

  • Procurement via vendor managed inventory