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Prod Portal - Extended scope (Vendor & Customer)

We are already live with HCM - ESS and MSS and SRM Portal business packages (approx 15,000 users).

Now we have added Portal scope - eg AFS, OTC, P2P, FI inventory to be enabled from Portal leading to Vendor (Supplier) Portal and Customer Portal (for Customer B2B Web Capability for OTC - Sales Order).

For instance we will be configuring EFP/LFP for the anonymous vendors and later upon registeration will be able to access custom functionality deployed via the default page framework as a logged in user. Similar strategy for Customer Portal as well.

My question is should we be adding the vendor portal and customer portal functionality on the existing Employee-Manager-SRM Portal?

What is the best practise - keeping performance, user volume, frequency in mind? To have a Central portal configured for these scenarios of Vendor (Supplier), Customer Portal or separate Portals (Vendor / Customer)?

Thanks for your inputs,


Edited by: Dhanz on Jun 7, 2011 9:03 PM


The best practice depends on your landscape and maintenance / upgrade strategy. Sure you can run everything on one portal, but what happens when your SRM portal part needs to be upgraded? Or you do have to upgrade your portal because of ESS/MSS but the other BP are not ready? Who "owns" the BP and systems and decides when to upgrade?



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