Additional status for RFx at end of bidding period
When an RFx is in published status, there is no way of knowing if the bidding period is still ongoing or the bidding has ended without checking the submission deadline of the document. In the purchaser’s view, the RFx is still in status published status, even when the submission deadline is over.
As part of this feature, a new status, 'Ended' is introduced for RFx and this status is set for the document when the submission deadline is over. This feature brings in more transparency in the bidding process. The new status indicates that the bidding period of an RFx has ended. It will help you to track the bidding process in an efficient manner.
This feature is also supported for BId-Decoupled scenario. In this case the switch has to be activated in both SRM and SUS systems.
When we display an RFx for which the bidding period is over, the status will be displayed as 'Ended' as follows:
Also, there will be an option in POWL(Personal Object Work list) to search for all Ended RFx.
To use the feature, you have to first activate the Business Function SRM_CONT_IMPR_2 and then activate the Customizing switch Additional Status for RFx(SRM_702_RFQ_END) under SRM Server-> RFx-> Activate/Deactivate Additional status after Publishing RFx.
Also, the report, /SAPSRM/RFX_ENDED_STAT_UPDATE, has to be run or scheduled in background for changing the status of all RFx for which submission deadline is over.
2045450: Interface Changes: Preparation Changes for Ended RFx
2038376: Interface Changes: Ended RFx
2038377: Implementation note for Ended RFx
Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEKN7OKdPM
For complete details about SAP SRM 7.03 refer: SAP SRM 7.03