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Selecting the Overdue Purchase Order Items tile will reveal detailed information about how many
items are overdue. The tile will also provide access to a spreadsheet that will show specific details
about each overdue purchase order.

member may just get off-the-shelf pricing.
To make matters worse, they don't know
that you've already put a service-level
agreement in play and negotiated how
long shipping will take. Off-contract
spending can affect manufacturing, operations, stockouts, and overall spending for
the quarter or the year.
On the purchasing spend side, besides
contract leakage, the dashboard covers
non-managed spend-anything not on a
purchase order-and group activities.
For example, how many purchase
orders is the company creating per
month, per buyer? S/4HANA also lets you
evaluate vendors based on criteria such as
quantity, time, price, and product quality.
In a competitive industry, this helps the
company stay on budget, avoid manufac-

turing delays, and meet delivery dates.
To gain access to these features, activate
Fiori Tiles. S/4HANA will automatically
populate the Fiori tiles, using data it has
already gathered. Note that, if your organization is one of the many with a procurement system that interfaces with SAP, you
must transfer that information under the
SAP umbrella so it can become part of the
data set.
When it comes to purchasing analytics,
stick to best practices. That means using
the elements that SAP has already provided, such as requisitions and contracts, but
also paying close attention to the KPIs that
your dashboard monitors. From purchase
order value to supplier quality, the dashboard will show exactly which KPIs you're
tracking and which ones you aren't. EP

Darren McGregor is a solutions architect at Illumiti, Thornhill, Ontario, one of the leading
SAP Partners in North America. He can be reached at DMcGregor@illumiti.com.

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