This wiki provides information regarding Simultaneous Logon.
The information provided here are related to functionality of Simultaneous Logon, process and code base.
This business process is used to control access to RFx responses. In order to view an RFx response, at least two parties have to log on to the system within a defined time period.
These parties could be, for example, two purchasers, or a purchaser and the RFx respondent. Multi-party verification at RFx response opening helps to prevent fraud during the evaluation of RFx responses.
Before starting the simultaneous logon process, the purchaser must assign participants the necessary permissions for their role in the process.
The purchaser then initiates the simultaneous logon process.
After initiation, the approvers, in this case, the RFx response openers, must approve the opening process by logging on to the Simultaneous Logon Application.
Only after all RFx response openers have verified the process by logging on, is it possible to view and evaluate the RFx responses.
This functionality is currently supported for Two Envelope Bidding.
Technical Opener: The user must approve the opening of technical RFx responses.
Price Opener: The user must approve the opening of price RFx responses.
Technical Evaluator: The user is an evaluator of technical RFx responses.
Bid Floor Administrator: By default, this is the purchaser. The bid floor administrator can extend the duration of the simultaneous logon process.
You have activated the business function SRM, Strategic Sourcing Innovations (SRM_SOURCING_1).
You do not have to activate the business function SAP SRM Procurement for Public Sector Functions (/SAPPSSRM/SRM_PPS). If you have previously activated this business function, it remains active.
You have done the following:
You have activated simultaneous logon in Customizing for SAP Supplier Relationship Management under:
-> SRM Server -> RFx -> Extended RFx Process -> Simultaneous Logon -> Activate/Deactivate Simultaneous Logon at RFx Response Opening
You have activated the simultaneous logon function for the required transaction and publication type in Customizing for SAP Supplier Relationship Management under:
-> SRM Server -> RFx -> Extended RFx Process -> Tendering Options -> Define Tendering Options
You have configured the duration of the process and specified when you require an e-mail notification to be sent to participants in Customizing for SAP Supplier Relationship Management under:
-> SRM Server -> RFx -> Extended RFx Process -> Simultaneous Logon -> Define Basic Data for Simultaneous Logon
See section SRM, Strategic Sourcing Innovations for more information about Business Function SRM_SOURCING_1.
See section SAP SRM Procurement for Public Sector Functions for more information about Business Function /SAPPSSRM/SRM_PPS.