Approve Purchase Requisitions in SAP SRM
Workflow is not available for Purchase Requisitions(PR) which are transferred to SRM. The shopping carts created in SRM for those Purchase Requisitions are set to ordered status without workflow approvals.
This feature allows you to use SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) workflow for approval of external requirements. It is applicable for a purchase requisition which is created in the SAP ERP system and transferred to the SAP SRM system for sourcing using the report, BBP_EXTREQ_TRANSFER.
While creating the PR requester needs to be mentioned and the user mentioned as requester should be available in SRM organization structure. This is required to find the approver for the workflow process.If the document get rejected by the approver during the workflow process then the closed indicator is set in the PR.
To use the feature, you have to first activate the Business Function SRM_CONT_IMPR_1 and then activate the Customizing switch External Approval of ERP Purchase Requisitions(SRM_701_PR_APPROVAL) under SRM Server-> Sourcing->Activate/Deactivate External Approval of ERP Purchase Requisitions.
For information related to External Approval of ERP Purchase Requisitions refer the note: 2258525
For complete details about SAP SRM 7.03 refer: SAP SRM 7.03