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Determine, Inc. launches the Determine online store

Determine online store

E-Commerce
catalog solution to connect to SAP SRM solutions

Determine, Inc. announced the release of the Determine
Online Store, an Open Catalog Interface (OCI) developed to allow SAP SRM
customers to rapidly deploy a best-practice catalog management solution and
offer users an intuitive, Google-like search experience combined with an
e-commerce buying experience.

OCI is one of the standard formats used by SAP Supplier
Relationship Management and other ERP/Purchasing Systems when connecting to
external punch-out catalogs. It is used to define the field mapping between
supplier catalogs and the SAP SRM shopping cart to ensure accurate data
transfer between the source and receiver (SAP SRM). This standard format is
used instead of XML or cXML code.

This integration allows users to find items in
supplier catalogs and return them to SAP SRM for workflow approval, accounting
assignment and subsequent processing — invoicing, payment, receipt, etc

Determine
online store for users

The Determine Online Store allows users to
seamlessly access both internal and external “punch-out” catalogs so they have
everything they need in one place. The simplicity of the Determine interface
offers an intuitive, Google-like search experience combined with an Amazon-like
buying experience with almost no training. Users can get the right items or
services they need quickly.

The “Buying path” doesn’t change for users. The
buying journey starts in SAP SRM with the option to punch-out to the Determine
Online Store. They build their shopping cart from approved suppliers’ punch-out
catalogs and click “save” to have the shopping cart and line items transferred
back to SAP SRM.

Procurement benefits 
The Determine Online Store is Catalog Management made easy for Procurement and e-Commerce
teams: 

  • Punch-out
    catalogs are managed and controlled through Determine Catalog Management
  • Items
    can be easily imported directly into the catalogs using an Excel template
    provided by Determine
  • Built-in
    supplier collaboration tools allow managers to maintain real-time catalog
    content updating with a dynamic edit validation process
  • Access
    to catalogs can be configured in the Determine Online Store to provide
    users with a subset of available catalogs most relevant to their role
    within the company. This makes finding items much faster and easier for
    end-users
  • Items
    needed but not found in either the internal or punch-out catalogs can be
    automatically requested in the Determine system and procured through a
    subsequent sourcing event