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    Marcus Comins
    Are multiple purchasing category hierarchies possible
    Topic posted March 14, 2019 by Marcus CominsSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Manage Procurement Catalog 
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    Title:
    Are multiple purchasing category hierarchies possible
    Summary:
    In an enterprise with two ledgers and one BU per ledger is it possible to create a different set of purchasing categories, along with separate hierarchies, for each?
    Content:

    In an enterprise with two ledgers and one BU per ledger is it possible to create a different set of purchasing categories, along with separate hierarchies, for each?  As far as I can see you can just define one set of categories in the Manage Functional Area catalogs task and they cant be assigned to a particular Procurement BU.  Dos this mean it needs to be shared across the enterprise?

     

    Inventory/master items/BPAs etc are not used so all purchases are non-catalog requests/smart forms.

     

    Thanks in advance

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    • Suman Guha

      There's only one set of purchasing categories that's applicable for the entire enterprise. It comes from the catalog that you associate with Functional area "Purchasing".

      • Marcus Comins
        Thanks Suman. Is it worth adding an er/idea to enhance this? Some enterprises comprise of larger and smaller organizational units, with the smaller ones only require a subsection of the total enterprise categories. Perhaps they could optionally be assigned by procurement BU? Marcus