To stay competitive, midsize companies need to secure the highest-quality materials and services at the lowest possible costs. With SAP Business All-in-One, companies can maximize the return on relationships with all categories of suppliers. Purchasing scenarios enable the efficient handling and execution of purchase orders and integrate with the logistics process. Companies can create purchasing requirements manually or automate them using a number of planning concepts that are tied to material requirements planning. They can also source purchases manually from suppliers or automatically assign suppliers using contracts. The goods receipt function updates the general ledger and inventory for stock items. In subsequent processing, invoices are matched against the agreed purchase price and quantities delivered within customer-specified tolerances. By covering the full supply cycle, from strategic sourcing to supplier enablement, SAP Business All-in-One allows companies to optimize supplier selection and compress sourcing cycle times.