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External Service Management - Source List

We are exploring the potential of using External Services Management (ESM) to code, track, and manage our external service spend. One of the key needs for this system is the ability to develop a source list and do a comparative analysis of the services available from relevant vendors. Ideally, we want field personnel to be able to start purchase orders without a vendor and then be prompted to select from a source list for that activity/service, much like you can with materials. However, there does not seem to be any capability to do this in SAP.

From what I've seen experimenting in the SAP Sandbox and reading articles online, there is nothing in the system (like ML03) that will create a source list for a specific activity number based upon the price conditions. Is that correct? If so, how does one evaluate services in any meaningful way when it comes to understanding what vendors offer a particular service (and for what price) without having to search the price conditions each time?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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