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    Ashok
    How does the system identify which Procurement BU to use on...
    Topic posted July 22, 2019 by AshokBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged FAQ, Requisition Processing 
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    Title:
    How does the system identify which Procurement BU to use on a Requisition Line to process into an order
    Summary:
    How does the system identify which Procurement BU to use on a Requisition Line to process into an order
    Content:

    Customers / Support

    This is a topic that is so often a topic of forum posts. I may have been somewhat remiss in not bringing this article up for consideration earlier. This may have been addressed in the Purchasing Forums portal as well. In any event, I wanted to provide an insight into how the system selects a Procurement BU for a requisition line to enable downstream processing.

    Business Context:

    Many customers have a question around how the system selects a Procurement BU when an order is created from a requisition line or why a requisition line is not available for view in the Process Requisitions page under a specific Procurement BU but available under a different one.

    Solve:

    The determination of Procurement BU takes place in the following sequence:

    Use Case 1: A supplier and supplier site is identified on the Requisition Line

    In this scenario, the Procurement BU that is used is the one in which the supplier site is created

    Use Case 2: Requisition line created from a Smart Form or Public Shopping List

    If 1 does not apply, the Procurement BU that is used is the one in which these entities were configured

    Use Case 3: If a buyer is identified on the Requisition line

    If neither 1 nor 2 apply, the suggested buyer or the assigned buyer identified on the requisition line will determine the Procurement BU as the Procurement BU of the buyer

    Use Case 4: Catch All scenario:

    If none of the above apply, then the Procurement BU will be the value provided in the setup Configure Requisitioning Business Function for the attribute Default Procurement BU.