Cloud Search

Search engine in the cloud as the key to purchasing success

Guided Buying

Embedded in the SAP purchasing system “SRM UI5 and S4 Hana” without system breakage for the user

More Performance

Performance boosted by Apache SOLR, the renowned and high performing search engine

Guided Buying

The connection of a cloud search engine to the own ERP system like SAP S4 Hana, SAP S4 Procurement Hub, SAP SRM UI5, SAP MM, Oracle iPro, etc. improves the usability extremely, since goods and services of different purchasing channels can be ordered within one interface. This is also referred to as a hybrid solution with guided buying, where the local SAP is linked to a cloud. Such a solution accelerates the user guidance through the intelligent system, without the purchase having to be connected with every order process. This not only relieves the purchasing, but also increases the satisfaction of the employees.

Apache SOLR

In the background is working on Apache SOLR based high performance and trimmed to the customer needs search engine. The article data is indexed by the search engine and kept in the cloud. With this architecture and the use of compressed file formats, the Catalog Cloud offers users considerable speed advantages: “Especially when integrating large web shops and marketplaces with several 100,000 or even millions of article entries, system performance plays a significant role.”

Connection of the cloud search engine

Our catalog search engine (Cloud Search Engine) offers the new shopping experience in SAP with the modern search interface (HTML5). The user can quickly find his way around, as well known from the well-known web shops. Catalog items and web forms can be easily added to the shopping cart. Due to the embedded integration into the SRM UI5 and S4 HANA system, the “punch out” in the catalog search can be dispensed with.

Other modules and purchasing solutions such as SAP MM, SAP PM, Oracle iProcurement, etc. can also be connected to the catalog system via the OCI4 interface.

Main features

  • Search box supports Auto-Complete
  • Real-time catalog filter (facet search)
  • Boosting of the core range, selected suppliers, categories etc. in the search result list; can be configured individually for different organizations
  • Fuzzy logic with extended parameterization
  • Integration of Dynamic Web Forms in the search results list, which greatly simplifies service procurement and product configuration
  • Integration of preferred supplier lists
  • Support of product relations
  • Support of price scales
  • Support for multiple images and document attachment
  • Connection of punch-out webshops
  • Multi-language concept
  • Custom configuration of the search engine
  • Users can manage favorites in the catalog interface
  • Users can manage their own shopping cart templates in the catalog interface

Catalog search in the SRM UI5

The Cloud Search Engine offers best-in-class intelligence and the backbone to the SRM UI5. The SRM UI5 establishes the connection via an SAP-certified catalog interface, which was specially developed by BeNeering to guide the user intuitively in the SAP SRM – without a system crash – through the catalog search.

The screencast shows the most important search functions as well as the procurement of more complex services via Dynamic Web Forms.