I would like to confirm if there is a way through customizing to enable EH&S to receive vendor MSDS being sent via email since so far all documentation and IMG activities I found refer to send a MSDS from EH&S using report shipping orders so it seems it is not possible. I know vendor MSDS can be uploaded in transaction CG36VEN but my scenario is EH&S receiving the vendor MSDS sent from an email.
Any information to confirm or discard this idea would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
What i understood from your question is, automation of receiving vendor msds which we receive as an email. Unfortunately there is no such functionality in standard sap, as you desired.
We can discuss this in other way, anyway the interface is not possible from outlook or email to sap. We can maintain repository, where we can download the msds documents. From there these msds reports can be transferred to sap as Idocs. Can be used sap pi or biz talk tools to interface from other systems to sap.
For this development, you must check the load like per day how many msds reports receiving from the vendors. If these numbers are minimal, this can be managed with the transaction CG36VEN manually. No meaning of going for development.
You have couple of threads available related to Idocs.
Thank you both for your prompt and informative answers. I can confirm there's no customizing approach to this requirement now.
With the development option I initially though SAP had some kind of repository like the application server (which I use to store MSDS report models and import them with trx CG34). I was checking also if the web application server can be used as a repository but the alternative of a SOA seems interesting too.
Regardless of that I'll check the amount of MSDS expected to be received to see whether using only CG36VEN is preferable or not.