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    Judy Hamner
    What is the best way to set up Blanket Purchase Agreements...
    Topic posted September 18, 2018 by Judy HamnerSilver Trophy: 7,500+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, How-To, Manage Procurement Catalog, Setup 
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    What is the best way to set up Blanket Purchase Agreements as Catalogs?
    What is the recommended configuration for allowing shopping from Blanket Purchasing Agreements? Can or should they each be an individual local catalog?

    Currently all of our BPAs are set up under a single Local Catalog.  I'm wondering if it would be better from a system performance perspective if each were set up as their own Local Catalog and with a separate content zone?  

    We have been live for 9 months on R12 and have been having performance issues with Requisitions using catalogs.  I'm curious to know if there is a better way to configure our catalogs to improve the performance?





    • Ashok

      Not really Judy. The question really is what is the basis for setting up or more content zones or catalogs in the organization. You have to determine these based on several factors:

      a) How many business units do you have?

      b) Are access to items and blanket agreements the same across these organizations?

      c) Do you intend to restrict access for items to specific users?

      Based on answers to these questions, your decision on creating one or more catalogs and ergo content zones would be made. 

      How many agreeement based items do you have in your local catalog today? Also, do the users have keywords that they can use to search these items quickly and efficiently? (Brand, Item description, etc.). You bring up a question on performance which is why  I wonder what volumes you have and how the catalogs have been setup.

      You mention performance issues. Please provide more details on what you observe.

    • Ashok

      Dear Customers, 

      Please weigh in with your implementation experiences. This forum is an ideal foil for exchange of this kind of information.