SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) gives enterprises a tool for goods procurement through a web-based platform. It also integrates with SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) or other management systems to share vital information with accounting and project managers.
However, SAP SRM is a mature solution, used by businesses since 2002, and SAP SRM end of life is scheduled for 2027. Although users may be able to use SAP SRM as they transition to SAP S/4 HANA if they are running the tool on a separate server, SAP SRM end of life is approaching in the not-to-distant future.
You can keep operating as you are, at least until 2027. You may even be able to transition to SAP S/4 HANA or another modern or cloud environment. However, you will still have to address SAP SRM end of life when it is no longer supported. Future security vulnerabilities won’t be patched if they’re discovered, and functionality and performance may decline.
SAP offers the option of using Ariba Buying, entering data via the Ariba catalog for purchase requisitions and purchase orders to be executed in S/4. This requires a license for SAP Ariba, however, in addition to other SAP solutions you use.
With Pillir’s EdgeReady Cloud, you can migrate ABAP custom code with our low-code/no-code platform, including apps no longer be supported at SAP SRM end of life. Additionally, the Pillir platform includes prebuilt templates that enable you to quickly develop new apps, including Material Traceability that helps you manage from procurement to the supply chain and consumption.
The Software as a Service billing model often requires you to purchase a license for each user or to pay a monthly or annual subscription. But not if you choose Pillir. We bill on a consumption-based model – you only pay for what you use. Furthermore, you’ll get more value for the cost than when you choose one of our competitors.
EdgeReady Cloud enables you to modernize all custom ABAP code. The platform allows you to visualize objects, such as tcodes, methods, RFCs, tables, reports, programs, screens, functions, and data elements for stakeholders with any level of tech expertise. Pillir’s Modernize module provides the total cost of remediating ABAP as well as the total maintenance costs in S/4HANA or other cloud platforms.
Until the SAP SRM end of life, you may choose to continue to use your current SAP system, begin to move incrementally, or decide to maintain a hybrid environment. You choose what you’ll migrate to the cloud, keeping your ECC core clean and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). Pillir doesn’t lock you into as-is conversion, but it does make modernizing an application as simple as map, review, and publish.
Tools such as our Business Process Modeler, App Modeler and App Designer enable you to make critical connections between your app and business processes, provide a consistent user interface across multiple devices, and customize your app.
As SAP SRM end of life approaches, you have the opportunity to plan a smooth transition to a new system that’s fully supported and secure. Pillir gives you the freedom to execute your plans at your own pace and with minimal risk - gradually retiring SAP SRM.
You also have the confidence that the apps you create on the Pillir platform will deliver optimal performance in your current IT environment and will work equally as well as you transition to SAP S/4 HANA or other modern systems.
Pillir’s EdgeReady Cloud-enabled app development with no infrastructure or operational overhead added to Mobile Mini’s plate – a simple user-based pricing model for a fully customized enterprise-scale application.