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Difference between Strategic purchaser and Operational purchaser

Hi All,

Can someone please explain me the difference between Strategic purchaser and Operational purchaser?

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Hello Colleagues,

Please See this...

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/88/42223ad726b75ae10000000a114084/frameset.htm

Operational Purchaser

Technical name: SAP_EC_BBP_OP_PURCHASER

Activities

Operational purchasers are responsible for processing and issuing purchase orders in the Enterprise Buyer system. If a requester creates a shopping cart containing incomplete data (no vendor assigned for an item, for example) a purchaser then receives this incomplete purchase order in his/her worklist. The purchaser completes the data and send the purchase order to the vendor.
Purchasers are also responsible for creating public and restricted bid invitations, and for comparing bids received.
Purchasers can define templates for recurring procurement processes that employees can then use when creating shopping carts. Purchasers can also shop on behalf of other users such as managers.
Purchasers are also responsible for processing of shopping carts with limit items and for the purchasing data in the business partner master records.
Purchasers can only display contracts.
Purchasers have reporting tools at their disposal that they can use to analyze shopping carts per cost center or product locally.
The application Supplier Screening can also be activated. See Supplier Screening.

Strategic Purchaser

Technical name: SAP_EC_BBP_ST_PURCHASER

Activities

The strategic purchaser is responsible for strategic procurement tasks. Her tasks include the creation of public and restricted bid invitations, and the comparison of bids received. She can use theEnterprise Buyer Bidding Engine to handle these tasks.

The strategic purchaser is responsible for the creation of contracts, the use of scheduling agreements, and for the purchasing data in the business partner master records. She also compiles vendor lists.

In addition, the strategic purchaser can use various SAP BW evaluations to help her with the strategic decision-making process.

The application Supplier Screening can also be activated. See Supplier Screening.

n the standard delivery, purchasers have the authorization to perform the following activities in the Live Auction Cockpit:

1.       Ban and reinstate bidders

2.       Perform surrogate bidding

3.       Delete bids

4.       Extend auctions

5.       Start, pause, and resume auctions

Use transaction PFCG to restrict purchasers from performing one or more of these activities.

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