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Fully integrated in SAP - contract management without media discontinuity

TeamWork presents the latest release of its contract management solution with new functionality. State-of-the-art HTML5 technology replaces existing interfaces.
E-3 Magazine
October 10, 2018
Fully integrated in SAP - contract management without media discontinuity
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

As an add-on for S/4 Hana and ECC, Teamworksolutions Contract Management enables the holistic processing and control of procurements. Seamless integration into the objects from SAP enable the use of existing processes and data without media discontinuity.

The solution's integrated modules are flexibly scalable to the customer's needs: The requisition enables purchasing to transmit requirements in a uniform and simple manner.


Procurement management structures requirements and plans projects, while ensuring full compliance. Contract management manages operational contracts, from contract creation to contract termination.

Not only purchasing but also other contract types can be mapped. Contract and other documents are created directly from SAP via flexible MS Word customer templates and output as Word, PDF, PDF-A, etc. Many functional enhancements have been implemented in the new release, especially in the Procurement Management module.

Thus, customer-specific fields and extensions such as validations can be easily stored via configuration tables. Business partners and roles are taken from SAP, but can be additionally extended.

Master and transaction data can also be used without additional SAP interfaces and follow-on document generation is possible. In addition, there is a configurable workflow for approval and verification processes.

One highlight is the snapshots, which can be used at any time to summarize the current status of the allocation in a dossier. Thus, the status at the time of decision steps is fully documented.

One or more contracts are then created from an award. The award forms the financial framework so that the procurement specifications can be checked with system support.

Process overview

Procurement reports new

Many innovations have also been made in procurement reporting. Extensive evaluation functions and dashboards are available. Teamworksolutions contract management enables end-to-end procurement with transparency across all contract steps.

At the Swiss Confederation, the solution is used as a strategic procurement tool in over 70 administrative units. The decisive factor in winning the contract was the seamless integration. Purchase orders are created directly in SAP MM from procurement-relevant contracts.

The contract status and its financial data can be viewed at any time. The integration of contract management into existing SAP processes and systems avoids costly interfaces. The federal administration has begun implementing the new release and will update to the new solution in the coming months.

The solution is imported into an SAP ERP system via a transport request. Existing infrastructure such as the SAP frontend server or reverse proxies can be used.

An extension infrastructure and the ability to seamlessly integrate existing processes, data and modules of the SAP environment provide extensive configuration options.

On the one hand, processes can be triggered from contract management (e.g., purchase order, invoice); on the other hand, actions can also be triggered from existing processes. This enables broad integration without media discontinuity.

The integration from the SAP modules takes place modification-free in BADIs, user exits, but also in customer-specific additional developments. Integrations in SAP FI, CO, MM, SD, PM, CS, PS, RE-FX, CRM, SRM and HR are available as standard. Other modules can be additionally configured or implemented.

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