Materials Management Questions
Answer: There are no contract orders in IRIS-Materials Management. Instead, there are two ways to buy goods: prourement card and purchase order. If a department needs to order something on contract, the department creates an online requisition and gets it approved. Purchasing will create a purchase order and send to the vendor.
Answer: Departments will continue to have vendors fill out a Vendor Application form and send it to Purchasing via mail, fax, or e-mail.
Answer: Vendors will send invoices on purchase orders to Accounts Payable. Departments in most cases will not receive invoices on purchase orders. Any invoices received at the departmental level should be forwarded to Accounts Payable. The goods receipt will need to be done from the packing slip in the shipment.
Answer: Purchasing and Accounts Payable have created a Purchasing/AP Quick Reference Guide to help departments with procurement.
Answer: KMSF will continue with its present system for procurement.
Answer: In the search criteria the end-user will see the department with which the cost object is associated. When the number is brought in to the requisition, however, the associated text will not come forward.
Answer: Use XK03 to view vendor information.
Answer: There are several R/3 reports available (see MM T Codes page). Role-based reports also are available in the Business Warehouse.
Answer: Employees should first work with the immediate supervisor if they encounter access problems or need changes in their roles. Supervisors in turn will inform the appropriate business officer of needed changes or corrections. Employees can refer to IRIS Access and Training Facts for further information.
Answer: In Materials Management, workflow refers to automated messages that prompt employees to take appropriate action with regard to a particular purchasing document. Workflow contributes to the overall efficiency of the procurement process.