Purchasing is responsible for the continuous material supply of the company. Being able to provide material, supplier and master data in the right quality is the key to fully automated procurement. Companies face the challenge here of ensuring that their suppliers deliver the materials ordered at the right time, at the right place and in the right quality. To ensure future-proof procurement for production, it is necessary to ensure that procurement processes for production materials mesh like cogs to prevent a breakdown in material supply. In particular, the end-to-end integration of purchasing into corporate processes plays a decisive role here.