A framework contract is a long-term sales contract with a creditor that contains terms and conditions for the equipment to be provided by the creditor. I hope these two blog posts on framework agreements have been helpful. Please send us your comments if you have any questions or comments, or perhaps see things differently in professional practice. In value contracts, the quantity of items is often secondary, since the total value of the contract counts. For example, a “facility management” contract of 1,000,000 euros could be concluded with a supplier. This includes the three building cleaning, repair and disposal items. In this case, individual quantities can be attributed in a much less concrete way and an overall structure is more judicious. Another example would be office equipment (pens, post-it notebooks), too “singular” in individual articles to be punished in a framework agreement. Now it`s becoming exciting (at least for data analysts): framework agreements such as quantity contracts, value contracts and delivery plans are not stored in their own tables, but also in the EKKO and EKPO tables. So don`t get confused by names or take them too literally. The corresponding order number and its relationship to the corresponding framework agreement (specifically the contractual position, including the voucher number and the proof post) are documented. We can now see how four command positions relate to our contractual position, but only one has resulted in a sharing order – the first three items have the L deletion mark as an attribute. Framework agreements are an important issue that we must constantly address in our analysis of procurement data.
Unlike individual contracts, which are often ad hoc, framework agreements are constructs for a longer-term business relationship. Contracts are often superior in nature. This may be the case with SAP® because the buying organization is essential (and the work that may be related to the purchase organization). The purchase organization is shown in the EKKO table for each agreement (field: EKKO_EKORG). However, in high-demand structures, large contracts (for example. B the purchase of laptops throughout the company) are negotiated centrally and can then be used in a decentralized manner. In this case, it is possible to cooperate with near-superior purchasing organizations, which are attached to decentralized purchasing organizations as a reference purchasing organization. They can then use and consult framework agreements established under the reference purchasing agency. From the data analyst`s perspective, you will find in table T024Z the allocation of purchasing organizations (field: T024Z_EKORG) to possible business reference organizations (field: T024Z_EKORZ).
Supplier selection is an important process in the procurement cycle. Creditors can be selected based on the bidding process. After pre-selecting a creditor, an organization enters into an agreement with the latter to provide certain items subject to certain conditions. When an agreement is reached, a formal contract is usually signed with the Kreditor. A framework agreement is therefore a long-term purchase agreement with a creditor. Let`s start with examples of different types of structural agreements. Here I will look: there is only one point. After you mark this item, you can click on the graphic icon to see the statistics in the release order. This shows how many release mandates have already been placed for a framework agreement (specifically for a framework agreement position) and, if so, the remaining amount. However, a delivery plan is a form of purchase framework contract in which materials are purchased on specified dates within a specified time frame.