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skill set requirements for SAP E-Sourcing and CLM

Dear All,

We are about to implement SAP-E-Sourcing 5.1 and CLM 2.0 (on Netweaver Platform). What are the skill sets required to support and do enhancement and customization to this solution?.

Thanks in advance.



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Hi Velu -

E-Sourcing technical consultants will require SQL skills if you are developing custom reports. The E-Sourcing query and reporting tools utilize "annotated" SQL statements the result in a SQL query being executed against the relational database. It is also useful for the report developer to have skills specific to the DBMS being used (for example, Oracle skills) - often times, using DBMS specific SQL constructs can provide improved reporting.

E-Sourcing has a feature called "scripting" that allows custom business logic to be included in the application and executed at various "call-out" points. The scripting feature provided by E-Sourcing uses a technology called BeanShell (see for more details on this technology). Beanshell development really requires strong programming skills using Java, although some components of BeanShell may be more like JavaScript. Regardless, I recommend Java expertise for writing E-Sourcing scripts. Knowledge of HTML is not required.

The E-Sourcing workflow capabilities also utilize BeanShell, so if you plan to implement any workflows, you will also require such technical skills.

Many other features of E-Sourcing such as user interface customization can be done with less technical individuals. Programming is not required.

Hope this is helpful.



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