Understanding Supplier Data

Supplier data includes the catalogs and items that you load into the PeopleSoft eProcurement system for use in creating requisitions and purchase orders. A catalog management system manages the supplier data by importing it from multiple suppliers or trading partners. This topic discusses the PeopleSoft eProcurement components that make it possible to import, load, search, and secure item catalogs that you use in purchasing activities.

You set up these components using the Administer Procurement Main page. You also work with supplier data using the Direct Connect Supplier feature.