Protect Your SRM Org Plan with HR Structural Authorizations

  • by Jocelyn Dart, Senior Solution Consultant, SAP Consulting
  • August 1, 2005
Maintaining your Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) organizational plan became easier starting with SRM 4.0. Now you can use SAP Human Resources (HR) structural authorizations to make necessary changes. Find out what HR structural authorizations are and how to implement them.
Key Concept
HR structural authorizations provide protection of time-dependent organizational data according to organizational plan relationships, e.g., to ensure a manager can read and change data for his or her subordinates but not his or her superiors or peers.
"Hello. This is Alan. Is this the SAP SRM help desk? I've just moved departments, but my shopping carts are still being sent to my old manager for approval, and my default cost center is still my old department's cost center. Can you fix them for me?"

Well, can you? Or can you get someone else to do it? Like Jane, the security administrator for Alan's new department, or Colin, the security administrator for Alan's old department.

It's not much fun being the only person who can change the SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) organizational plan. It's even less fun if there's more than one person who can maintain the SAP SRM organizational plan, and someone else accidentally overwrites a change you've just made.

Jocelyn Dart

Jocelyn Dart is a senior solution consultant at SAP Consulting working in Australia/New Zealand. She currently specializes in workflow and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). As well as speaking at various SAPPHIREs and at ASUG, Jocelyn is a co-author of the book, Practical Workflow for SAP.

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