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   SAP Ariba 2011 Release Readiness Resources
 
What's new in SAP Ariba user guide
  2011 Feature Overview webcasts

SAP Ariba 2011 Release Feature List

 

 

Source to Contract
Features

 

 

  Sourcing
SAP Ariba Sourcing features also apply to SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Guided sourcing - new user experience for sourcing events [SS-16550]
Guided sourcing provides a new user experience to streamline the creation, monitoring, and awarding of RFI and RFP sourcing events.


Note: Available to customers in the US and EU data centers only with the 2011 release.   As of March 19, 2021 this feature is now available to customers on the China, Australia, and Japan data centers. 
       


 
  SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app 2.0 [BMA-1181]
SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app 2.0 introduces the following:

- Redesigned user interface based on SAP Fiori.
- Support to manage and complete tasks for SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing solutions users.
- Push notifications related to tasks.
     

 
  Ability to view an event as a participant after the event is published [DMS-12166]
This feature now allows sourcing users to view an event as a participant even during open and pending selection states.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Support for creating scheduling agreements from SAP Ariba Sourcing [DMS-12542]
This feature allows buyers to create scheduling agreements into SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA from the RFx awards in SAP Ariba Sourcing. Buyers can now select the new document type, Scheduling Agreement, in the RFx sourcing event of SAP Ariba Sourcing to create scheduling agreements in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Support for multiple ERP systems linked to the central procurement hub in Contract for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Contracts (4B0) [SC-11435]
This feature enables the buyers on SAP Ariba Contracts using the Contract for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Contracts (‏4B0‏) scope item to do the following when they are configuring external systems:


- Designate an SAP S/4HANA Cloud system as a central procurement hub. The central procurement hub is considered as the parent system. The parent system is linked to more than one external system. 
- Assign an SAP S/4HANA Cloud system configured as a central procurement hub as the parent to an ERP-system (SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, or SAP S/4HANA On-premise) configured as an external system.
       
             
  Strategic Sourcing for Industries
Features only available with SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Simplified and enhanced user interface for advanced search in SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite [DMS-13365]
This feature introduces an improved user interface, based on the SAP Fiori 3.0 standards, for the advanced search operations in SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite.  

The new, simplified, and enhanced UI enables buyers to search for materials or BOMs and add items from the search results to RFx events. Buyers can choose to use various filters when they search for materials or BOMs. This feature also allows buyers to search for materials or BOMs with the material descriptions and the custom fields of type string with the new search filters, Material description and Custom field.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Ability to bring into effect estimated price, lead time, BOM split, and AML split values for items from any current or future date [DMS-12014]
This feature enables buyers to bring into effect estimated price, lead time, and BOM split information for parts in BOMs from any present or future date of their choice. Buyers can also update the AML split information from any day of the month for alternative parts in such BOMs. Previously, the estimated price, lead time, BOM split, and AML split values were supported only from the beginning of a month and this limitation was delaying implementation of BOMs until the beginning of the next month.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Enhancements to BOM support [DMS-12476]
This feature enables buyers using the product sourcing features of SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite to:

-view a graphical representation of total cost projection for future months.
-create custom templates for CSV-file-based BOM upload.
-assign owners and AML suppliers to materials by using the BOM CSV.
-delete AML supplier and plant assignments from BOMs by using the BOM CSV.

This feature also revises the list of mandatory and optional BOM fields and introduces automatic assignment of values for AlternateBOMNumber, Usage, ItemNumber, and ItemNodeNumber fields when importing BOM data using a CSV file.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Support for custom fields between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA Cloud integration [DMS-12629]
This feature enables buyers to use custom fields in RFQs between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Ariba Sourcing.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Ability for product sourcing users to accept supplier quotes as contracted or estimated prices without creating PIR [DMS-12705]
This feature enables users to configure sourcing templates to accept supplier prices as either estimated price, contracted price, or contracted price with PIR.
     
  Ability to import BOM data without PlantID [DMS-12812]
This feature enables buyers to import BOM data into product sourcing even if the BOM does not have a plant assigned to it. If the buyers set the DEPLOYMENT_MODE_PLANT_ASSIGNMENT_REQUIRED parameter to false and upload BOM data to product sourcing without an SAP plant ID, PLACEHOLDER_PLANT is assigned as the PlantID for such BOMs. Previously, PlantID was a mandatory field and BOM import without a valid SAP plant ID failed. Support for placeholder plants enables buyers to initiate sourcing activities and to collect prices even if a plant is not assigned to the BOM.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Ability to copy contracted price from the placeholder plant to actual plants [DMS-12906]
This feature enables buyers to copy contracted prices collected using the placeholder plant to actual plants and to create PIRs for the items based on the actual plants and the contracted price copied from the placeholder plant. The placeholder plant is assigned to items that do not have plants and enables buyers to collect prices when the actual plant information is not available. Buyer users who are members of the Customer Administrator group can copy the contracted prices of items from the placeholder plant to one or more plants when the actual plants are assigned.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Automatically add content to sourcing events based on event header attributes [SSR-1624]
Previously, the Category Attribute Hierarchy allowed customers to automatically add questions or terms when a line item was added within a sourcing event. Now, with this enhancement, customers have the flexibility to add content such as questions or terms to an event automatically when it is created based on the event’s various header fields. To achieve this, the feature now offers content administrators the ability to create conditional rules which govern when content should be added to an event.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
  Support for attachments in Category Attribute Hierarchy [SSR-1798]
The Category Attribute Hierarchy can be used as a central library for sourcing content associated with various attributes, such as categories and regions. This feature allows users to also add attachments directly in the Category Attribute Hierarchy and use them subsequently in sourcing events.
    New Feature Article
(includes link to What's new guide)
 
             
  Contracts
SAP Ariba Contracts features also apply to SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app 2.0 [BMA-1181]
SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app 2.0 introduces the following:

- Redesigned user interface based on SAP Fiori.
- Support to manage and complete tasks for SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing solutions users.
- Push notifications related to tasks.
   

 
  Support for multiple ERP systems linked to the central procurement hub in Contract for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Contracts (4B0) [SC-11435]
This feature enables the buyers on SAP Ariba Contracts using the Contract for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Contracts (‏4B0‏) scope item to do the following when they are configuring external systems:

- Designate an SAP S/4HANA Cloud system as a central procurement hub. The central procurement hub is considered as the parent system. The parent system is linked to more than one external system. 
- Assign an SAP S/4HANA Cloud system configured as a central procurement hub as the parent to an ERP-system (SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, or SAP S/4HANA On-premise) configured as an external system.
     
  OAuth authentication for DocuSign in SAP Ariba Contracts [SC-9402]
This feature adds support for OAuth authentication in SAP Ariba Contracts integrated with the DocuSign application. DocuSign is used to obtain electronic signatures for contracts. Buyers can send a contract to DocuSign or revoke a contract from DocuSign using the OAuth authentication method. When a buyer submits a signature task, the OAuth authentication method uses dynamically generated access tokens to log in to DocuSign.
     
             

 

 

Procure to Pay
Features

 

 

  Buying & Invoicing          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app 2.0 [BMA-1181]
SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app 2.0 introduces the following:

- Redesigned user interface based on SAP Fiori.
- Support to manage and complete tasks for SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing solutions users.
- Push notifications related to tasks.
     

 
  Support for setting the default purchasing organization based on the selected plant [OPCCC-1056]
In buying solutions from SAP Ariba, filtering of values available for selection in the Purch Org chooser can be turned on. Filtering is based on a combination of the selected plant (the ShipTo address) and the corresponding company code. Previously, there was no provision to set the default value in the Purch Org chooser. The purchasing organization was set from the user profile, leading to an incorrect purchasing organization with respect to the company code. This feature allows the setting of a default purchasing organization in Purch Org corresponding to the selected plant. This ensures the correct purchasing organization is assigned for the selected plant and company code.
    see What's new guide  
  Support for restricting the ability to delete attachments on purchase orders [OPCCC-1078]
This feature allows customers to restrict requesters of purchase orders, or other users from deleting attachments from approved orders. This feature is controlled by a parameter that can be turned on by customers. It allows users assigned to the new Remove Attachments group to override the restriction and delete attachments. However, no user will be able to add attachments directly to purchase orders. To add attachments, users will need to change the requisition and create a new version.
    see What's new guide  
  Support for the Plant entity from SAP backend systems [OPCCC-533]
This feature introduces Plant as an entity within SAP Ariba. This Plant will be on the user profile and defaulted onto the Requisition header (new). When lines are added, the Plant is defaulted also to the line. This feature includes renaming the current "Plant" field on the requisition line to the proper "Ship-To" label.

Note: This feature can be used only by new customers of buying solutions from SAP Ariba that are integrated with SAP backend systems.
     
  Support for creating and defaulting pre-defined notes in a requisition [OPCCC-567]
This feature introduces a new capability to save pre-defined notes internally in the document manager service and use them in transactions. It can be used to add and manage notes relevant to procurement transactions, and reuse them when required. These notes will be added by default when a user creates a requisition, and can be used to communicate additional information to suppliers, in the order. Pre-defined notes can be uploaded in any language and the notes will be added to the requisition in that language, if they meet the defaulting criteria. This is useful in communicating instructions or guidelines to suppliers in their language.
    see What's new guide  
             
  Guided Buying
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Standing orders in guided buying for SAP integrated sites [SINV-8450]
Buyers can create standing orders in guided buying for goods and services that correspond to the item category B in SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA. These goods and service items are procured without following the goods receipt and the service sheet processes. Standing orders are best suited for recurring requirements for low-value items and routine services without buyers having to create multiple orders for the same supplier. These orders are characterized by validity periods to define the effective dates of the procurement process and predefined amount limits to control item prices.
     
  Purchase on-behalf-of by plant [GB-3945]
This feature allows users to change the plant to a value other the default plant value (associated with the user profile) when making a purchase.  Users can set the on-behalf-of plant through the guided buying "Quick links" section.

Note: This feature can be used only by new customers of buying solutions from SAP Ariba that are integrated with SAP backend systems.
    see What's new guide  
  Initiate procurement workspace projects from guided buying [GB-5122]
Guided buying now supports interaction with procurement workspace projects, which help your organization manage complex procurement scenarios that involve multiple stakeholders and regions over a period of time. Users assign requests and non-PO invoices to procurement workspace projects so they can be managed in terms of your organization's processes.
     
  Search results all on one page [GB-6168]
Guided buying now provides an even better searching experience by displaying search results on a single page. It divides returned results into separate carousels for each buying channel, such as catalog items, spot buy items, and forms. This improvement enables users to more easily understand what is returned from searching, and they don't have to go to another page to see items from other categories.
     
  Support for multiple-line RFQs [GB-7383]
Previously, guided buying users could add only one line item on RFQ forms. If they needed quotes for multiple types of goods or services they had to fill out multiple forms, which was cumbersome for large projects. Now, forms designers can design RFQ forms that accept multiple line items. Users add up to 10 line items and guided buying creates one RFQ event for those items.
    see What's new guide  
  Improved accessibility for catalog purchasing [GB-7601]
SAP Ariba has continued enhancing the accessibility of guided buying for catalog-based purchasing, with the goal of eventually reaching adherence with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Guided buying now meets WCAG level AA accessibility requirements on the pages that are widely used for catalog purchases.
    see What's new guide  
             
  Catalog & Spot Buy
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Support for exporting custom fields in catalog content documents [CM-4713]
In sites enabled for managing catalogs using the content management system (CMS), custom catalog fields are also exported when you export catalog content documents.
    see What's new guide  
  Reconciliation override [SB-7813]
With this feature, when a user attempts to create a UCD (Universal Charge Document), they will have the ability to perform an “override” on charges that fail enrichment. A charge that fails enrichment means that Spot Buy was not able to identify the right purchase order or identified Spot Buy-generated data that is inaccurate. For those charges, the user will be able to tell Spot Buy what data to use to create the charge document. Previously, the only way to address these failed charge enrichments was to reach out to Spot Buy support.
    see What's new guide  
             

 

 

 

Supplier Management and  Business Network
Features

 

 

  Supplier Management
Supplier Management features also apply to SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba Learn More  
  Enhancements to Template Upgrade [SM-24382]
This feature provide specifics about template upgrade progress in the Upgrade Status tab.
    see What's new guide  
  Verification of SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance integration with SAP MDG [SM-20490]
This feature verifies SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance integration with SAP MDG using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway for specific configurations and adds best practice information for SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance configuration.
    see What's new guide  
             
  Supplier Risk          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba Learn More  
  Custom risk levels for Environmental and Social provider EcoVadis [ARI-11359]
Custom risk levels are now available for Environmental & Social provider EcoVadis. The custom risk levels are the same levels used by EcoVadis. The five risk levels are Insufficient, Partial, Moderate, Advanced, and Outstanding. The custom levels use the same colors as EcoVadis.
    see What's new guide  
  Periodic review of risk controls [ARI-6204]
This feature introduces tools to customize the relationship between assessment questionnaires and their associated control reviews. It can account for the need to re-review controls when assessments are updated, to expire controls so that they can be reassessed periodically, and to provide a clear view of the controls associated with each supplier.
     
  Periodic reviews of engagements [ARI-6205]
Manage the ongoing relationship with suppliers and mitigate risk by enabling periodic and ad hoc reviews of engagements. The system tracks changes made, if any, and audits all review decisions.
     
             
  Supply Chain Collaboration          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba Learn More  
  Allow suppliers to share planned replenishment quantities before creating a new replenishment order [CSC-11880]
With this feature, suppliers can share planned replenishment quantities before creating a new replenishment order.
     
  Adding editable time zone information in the order confirmation Excel template. [CSC-14218]
This feature adds a time zone field to the Upload/Download feature's Order Confirmation template in Excel.
    see What's new guide  
  User interface improvements for quality notification pages [CSC-14536]
This feature improves the quality notification pages in the Ariba Network user interface, for better readability and usability.
    see What's new guide  
  Copy partner changes for scheduling agreement releases, scheduling agreements, and purchase orders [CSC-14998]
This feature supports multi-tier (copy) partner change for buyers in scheduling agreement release, scheduling agreement, or purchase order documents.
    see What's new guide  
  Schedule-line level mass confirmation support for purchase orders, scheduling agreements, and scheduling agreement releases [CSC-15328]
This feature allows suppliers to use CSV upload to perform mass confirmations at a schedule-line level for purchase orders, scheduling agreements, and scheduling agreement releases. In addition, suppliers enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration can also use Excel upload/download capability to perform these mass confirmations.
    see What's new guide  
  Hyperlink support in quality notifications [CSC-18754]
With this feature, suppliers can add Web-page links to quality notifications. For allowed URL domains, this feature makes the URL a live hyperlink.
    see What's new guide  
  Adding or replacing the copy partner for multiple orders [CSC-19534]
With this feature, buyers can add or replace the copy partner for multiple orders in one operation.
    see What's new guide  
  Forecast commit flexibility for time series [CSC-19958]
With this feature, suppliers can commit forecast quantities in any time series and see a commit freeze in any view. Also, buyers can choose to have forecast quantities posted to the end date of its time bucket.
    see What's new guide   
  Increase attachment limit and improve email notifications for quality reviews [CSC-20207]
This feature increases the size limit of document attachments to quality reviews to 200 MB and adds support for sending quality-review email notifications to multiple recipients.
    see What's new guide  
  Improvements to planning collaboration capabilities [CSC-20389]
This feature increases the maximum number of custom key figures, adds access to certain Upload/Download planning information for some users, and adds functionality to populate all cells in Upload/Download planning Excel files.
    see What's new guide  
  Component consumption and new resend option [CSC-21156]
This feature provides buyers with a new Component Consumption list and an option to resend Component Consumption and Component Receipts messages.
    see What's new guide  
  Semicolon CSV file support [CSC-21542]
This feature adds three Upload/Download templates for Manufacturing Planning Visibility in addition to the three existing ones.
    see What's new guide  
  Time series granularity preferences for forecast commits [CSC-21543]
With this feature, buyers can select a preferred time series granularity (All, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly) for forecast commit planning items and impose that time series granularity on a supplier. Alternately, buyers can allow a supplier to choose the preferred time series granularity for committing forecast planning items.
    see What's new guide  
             
  Network Procurement          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba Learn More  
  Schedule-line level mass confirmation support for purchase orders, scheduling agreements, and scheduling agreement releases [CSC-15328]
This feature allows suppliers to use CSV upload to perform mass confirmations at a schedule-line level for purchase orders, scheduling agreements, and scheduling agreement releases. In addition, suppliers enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration can also use Excel upload/download capability to perform these mass confirmations.
    see What's new guide  
  Order status enhancement for email routing [CSC-17604]
Ariba Network will not change the order status based on email auto-reply processing.
    see What's new guide  
  Unlimited and Underdelivery quantity tolerance in Items to Ship [CSC-18377]
Ariba Network allows customers to submit orders to suppliers with items marked with unlimited quantity tolerance. For such items, suppliers can generate unlimited shipments until the expiration date is reached. Even if the full quantity has already been shipped for an item with unlimited quantity tolerance, it still appears on the Items to Ship tab.

Similarly, if an item has not shipped its full quantity but it has reached its underdelivery quantity tolerance specified in the order, it does not appear on the Items to Ship tab.
    see What's new guide  
  Display multiple comments in purchase order header and line level [CSC-18676]
This feature allows display of multiple comments for purchase order at both the header and the line level in the user interface.
    see What's new guide  
  Order confirmation support for planned lean-service items [CSC-19351]
With this feature, hosted and integrated suppliers can create order confirmations for planned lean-service items.
    see What's new guide  
  Buyer configured automatic routing of failed external tax invoices to dedicated endpoints [NP-22561]
Ariba Network receives external tax invoices (inbound invoices where invoices are generated outside Ariba Network in the country specific schema format). These are valid invoices that buyers expect to be accepted by Ariba Network, and routed to buyers' ERP or other back office systems without any failures. This feature supports the routing of failed external tax invoices automatically to buyer configured endpoints. Buyers can now configure separate (dedicated) endpoints in addition to the already existing endpoint.
      see What's new guide  
  Adding work order information to purchase orders originating from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA and follow-on documents [NP-22579]
Work order information originating from the Plant Maintenance component of SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA is now displayed in documents transacted on Ariba Network. The two new work order information fields are WorkOrder ID and Equipment ID. These fields are auto-populated in documents that are displayed on Ariba Network. The work order information is derived from purchase orders received into Ariba Network from the buyers' SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA.
     
  Support for QR-Bill payment reference for Ariba Network Invoices in Switzerland and Liechtenstein [NP-24630]
Switzerland has a new QR-Bill that requires Suppliers to be able to send payment reference information or a QR Code along with their invoices that Buyers can use to efficiently process payments and reduce payment cycles for their suppliers. As part of this, the Ariba Network has added country transaction rules that allow buyers to receive additional payment references from their Suppliers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Suppliers in these two regions can now include a QR-IBAN with a mandatory QR Reference or use their existing IBAN with an optional Creditor Reference and also pass additional billing information that uses SWICO tags as part of the bank information in their invoices.
    see What's new guide  
  Long term Archive Deposit Report for Italy [NP-24901]
Italy has a specific country mandate for a Deposit Report which is a report of the archived invoices inc storage information to be made available for audit. With this feature the Ariba Network provides a new report of the invoice archive deposit information for Buyers and Suppliers in Italy who have enabled Long term archiving storage.
      see What's new guide  
  Supplier reports for payment receipts in Mexico [NP-25590]
Suppliers in Mexico can generate reports in their Ariba Network accounts to get visibility into payment receipts that have been sent to their buyers. Suppliers can also filter reports using the Status field to be informed if their buyers have approved or rejected payment receipts. In addition, suppliers can generate invoice reports that display only those invoices that do not have any associated payment receipts.
      see What's new guide  
  Ariba Network integration with SAP Field Service Management with a single-tenant crowd architecture [NS-9217]
This feature introduces Ariba Network integration with SAP Field Service Management with a single-tenant crowd architecture that supports onboarding multiple suppliers in a single company or tenant.

Note: Though included in the 2011 Release feature list and What's New in SAP Ariba guide, this feature will not be available with the 2011 release. It is planned to be available with the Dec 2020 SP.
     


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Foundation Services
Features

 

 

 

  Infrastructure and Security          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Support for mutual authentication on outbound API calls [SI-80]
This feature enables mutual authentication protocols, in which the entities originating and receiving an API query exchange security certificates, for queries to and responses from the outbound APIs on your My APIs list.
    see What's new guide  
  Support for mutual TLS authentication in outbound web services [SI-94]
SAP Ariba solutions now support mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS) authentication for outbound SOAP web services, providing an additional level of security. If mutual authentication is turned on, the client (an SAP Ariba solution) and the server (an external system) exchange certificates over a TLS 1.2 connection to authenticate each other. The server validates the client's certificate against the certificates configured in its truststore.
    see What's new guide  
             
  Extensibility & Configurability          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  FORMS  
  Enhancements to setting external APIs in forms to pull and push data [PFD-10762]
This feature introduces enhancements to the existing Setting external APIs to pull data in forms feature. These enhancements enable a user belonging to the Custom Form Designer group to map all form fields / widgets in a custom form to an external API response field.
     
  API
 
  Ship Notice API for Buyers [CSC-15939] - New API
The Ship Notice API for Buyers enables you to retrieve detailed ship notice information from Ariba Network.
     
  Ship Notice API for Suppliers [CSC-21157] - New API for Suppliers
The Ship Notice API for Suppliers enables you to retrieve detailed ship notice information from Ariba Network.
     
  Open API to Export Pricing Data from Product Sourcing [DMS-12054] - New API
SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite introduces a new open APIs to meet this requirement. The API enables customers to enables customers to retrieve all changes and additions to the product sourcing pricing database within a specified time range.
     
  Create procurement workspace API [GB-13066] - New API
This API makes it possible for client applications to create empty procurement workspace projects.
     
  Supplier Invite API [NS-6978] - New API
This API offers another way to create vendor records in Ariba Network. In addition to this, you can use a flag in the API request body to send trading relationship request email or fax to vendors automatically. A vendor record on Ariba Network is required to send trading relationship request emails to a supplier.
     
  Master Data Retrieval API [PL-28534] - New API
SAP Ariba solutions store master data loaded from external systems in the master data service. This feature introduces an API for Master Data Retrieval to retrieve the stored master data. Customers can create a client application on the SAP Ariba developer portal to filter the master data and download it.
     
  Catalog Content API enhancement to return a maximum of 100 catalog fields [CM-4897]
With this feature, the number of catalog fields that can be returned in response to requests for catalog items, using the GET /items endpoint of the Catalog Content API, has been increased from 20 to 100.
    see What's new guide  
  Enhancements to the Contract Workspace Modification API
This feature introduces the following enhancements to the Contract Workspace Modification API:

[SC-11800 - included in 2011 release] New parameters, accessControl and relatedId in the POST and PATCH methods of the /contractWorkspaces endpoint. The accessControl parameter enables users to specify access control permission for the contract workspace. The relatedID parameter enables users to specify the ID of the external system to which the contract is sent.


[SC-11408 - will be available at a later release] A new endpoint, /contractWorkspaces/{contractId}/state, to change the state of a contract workspace to amend or complete amendment. You can use this endpoint to change the state of a published contract to amend before you run the PATCH /contractWorkspaces endpoint and to change the state as complete amendment when the update is done.
    see What's new guide  
  Support for creating and changing contract requests using the Contract Compliance API [SINV-9554]
This feature enables you to create and change contract requests in the SAP Ariba solution with data imported from your client application using the Contract Compliance API.
     
  Enhancements to the External Approval API for Sourcing and Supplier Management [SS-19924]
This feature enhances the external approval API to include supplier-inviter mapping information in responses to queries to the GET /entity\\\_type/entity\\\_id endpoint.
    see What's new guide  
  Enhancements to the Event Management API [SS-19925]
This feature adds a new endpoint, POST /events/eventId/suppliers, to the event management API to enable buyers to add supplier and inviter mapping to an event.
    see What's new guide  
             
  Integration          
  Feature Name & Description   Feature Availability
Learn More  
  Enhancements to the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway portal to support SAP S/4HANA integration [IG-18136]
In the SAP S/4HANA 2020 release, native APIs will be available for integrating some of the source-to-pay subprocesses. This feature makes enhancements to the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway portal to support this API-based integration.

For buyers, in addition to the integration using the Cloud Integration Gateway AddOn that is the only supported method currently, integration will now be available using SAP S/4HANA APIs, as well as through a hybrid integration scenario involving both the AddOn and the SAP S/4HANA APIs in coexistence mode.

For suppliers with SAP S/4HANA backend systems, integration will be available using SAP S/4HANA APIs only. The AddOn is not available for SAP S/4HANA for these suppliers.

  Platform & Portal    
  Support for order confirmations for lean services (42K) [IG-14654]
With the Automation of Source-to-Pay with Ariba Network (42K) scope item, order confirmations for purchase orders containing lean services items can be sent from Ariba Network to SAP S/4HANA Cloud through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
  S/4HANA Content see What's new guide  
  SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway support for the Central Procurement with Ariba Sourcing (4QN) integration scenario [IG-16468]
This feature extends SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway support to the Central Procurement with Ariba Sourcing (4QN) integration scenario. The 4QN integration scenario provides integration between a central procurement system that is running SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Ariba Sourcing. The following document types are introduced as part of this feature:

- CentralRequestForQuotation (from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Ariba Sourcing)
- CentralSupplierQuotation (from SAP Ariba Sourcing to SAP S/4HANA Cloud)

The Origin flag in these documents indicates whether the flow involves a central procurement system.
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  Support for mappings-based integration of the Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4BL) integration scenario [IG-17112]
This feature introduces mappings-based integration of the Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4BL) integration scenario. The 4BL integration scenario supports integration of SAP Ariba Sourcing with SAP S/4HANA Cloud through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. Previously, the 4BL integration scenario support on SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway was based on a passthrough model. Mappings-based integration enables users to customize the integration, by using the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway mapping tool, to suit their business requirements. The mappings-based implementation of the 4BL integration scenario also supports attachments to transaction documents.
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  Integration support for Automation of Order-to-Invoice with Ariba Network (4A1) for SAP S/4HANA [IG-17212]
With the scope item Automation of Order-to-Invoice with Ariba Network (4A1), suppliers can use SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to integrate SAP S/4HANA with Ariba Network. Suppliers using SAP S/4HANA receive purchase orders, with or without attachments, through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway from Ariba Network buyers. In SAP S/4HANA suppliers create order confirmations, with or without attachments, for sales orders related to the purchase orders received. Similarly, advance ship notices and invoices are created by suppliers in SAP S/4HANA and sent through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to buyers using Ariba Network.
  S/4HANA Content see What's new guide  
  Support for quick enablement of suppliers on Ariba Network based on the purchase order sent from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Ariba Network (42K) [IG-17649]
With the Automation of Source-to-Pay with Ariba Network (42K) scope item, quick enablement of suppliers on Ariba Network based on the purchase order sent from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Ariba Network is supported.
  S/4HANA Content see What's new guide  
  Support for goods return cancellation for purchase orders from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Ariba Network (42K) [IG-17873]
With the Automation of Source-to-Pay with Ariba Network (42K) scope item, goods return cancellation for purchase orders from SAP S/4HANA Cloud buyers to Ariba Network is supported.
  S/4HANA Content see What's new guide  
  Integration support for Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying (2NV) for SAP S/4HANA [IG-18462]
This feature enables buyers to use SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Ariba Buying, with the guided buying capability enabled. The buyers create purchase requisitions using guided buying and send these requisitions to SAP S/4HANA using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. In SAP S/4HANA, purchase orders are created based on the purchase requisitions received from guided buying. Then, SAP S/4HANA sends the purchase orders to the suppliers to proceed with the procurement. SAP S/4HANA sends all the status updates back to guided buying using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
  S/4HANA Content see What's new guide  
  Integration support for Guided Buying for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying (3EN) for SAP S/4HANA [IG-18463]
This feature enables buyers to use SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to integrate SAP S/4HANA Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying or SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, with the guided buying capability enabled. SAP S/4HANA Central Procurement acts as the Procurement Hub connecting guided buying to multiple back-end systems. The buyers create purchase requisitions using guided buying and send these requisitions to the Procurement Hub using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. In the Procurement Hub, central requisitions corresponding to the purchase requisitions received from guided buying are created. The central requisitions are then replicated in the connected backend systems, where purchase orders are created from the purchase requisitions and sent to suppliers.
  S/4HANA Content  
  Integration support for Automation of Order-to-Invoice with Ariba Network (4A1) for SAP S/4HANA Cloud [IG-20266]
With the scope item Automation of Order-to-Invoice with Ariba Network (4A1), suppliers using SAP S/4HANA Cloud can now include tax information, supplier VAT ID, and buyer VAT ID on invoices. Invoices are sent through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway, using native APIs, to buyers on Ariba Network.
  S/4HANA Content see What's new guide  
  Integration to support sending work order-based purchase orders to Ariba Network [IG-14435]
This feature enables buyers using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to send work order-based information in purchase orders sent from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network. SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway maps the work order ID at the accounting level and equipment ID at the line item level in the purchase orders sent from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network.
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  Integration to support sending production facility information between SAP Ariba Contracts and SAP ERP [IG-14732]
Buyers on SAP Ariba Contracts can include information about the production facility in the contract terms that they send to SAP ERP to create an outline agreement on SAP ERP containing the information about the production facility.
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  Enhancements to the OrderRequest cXML transaction document [IG-16312]
Buyers integrated with Ariba Network through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway can send information about the following in the OrderRequest cXML document for purchase orders, scheduling agreements, and scheduling agreement releases: 

- One or more comments at the header level and line item level
- The unlimitedDelivery attribute for material items in purchase orders. This attribute indicates that the line item supports unlimited quantities in shipment deliveries. 
- The Kanban indicator for material items for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers 
- The isItemChanged attribute to indicate changes to line items. This attribute requires a BAdI implementation by customers to support changes to line items.
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  Support for integrating scheduling agreements between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA [IG-17025]
This feature supports the integration of scheduling agreements with advanced pricing conditions and scales between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. Buyers can now create scheduling agreements in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA based on the QuoteMessage information from SAP Ariba Sourcing.
  Add-On see What's new guide  
  Certification of SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway with SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 2020 [IG-17846]
SAP Ariba certifies SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway with SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 2020. 
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  Support to standardize invoice IDs in ERP-initiated invoices to Ariba Network and the subsequent transactions [IG-18020]
This feature enables buyers to use the enhancements to standardize invoice IDs in ERP-initiated invoices sent to Ariba Network and the subsequent transactions such as payment proposal, payment remittance, and invoice status update. This feature addresses the inconsistency in invoice ID in the subsequent transactions.
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  Including buyer's VAT ID in invoices created on the supplier's ERP system [IG-18421]
This feature allows suppliers on Ariba Network using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to integrate their SAP ERP with Ariba Network to include VAT ID of buyers in invoices. 
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  Enhancements to integration for quality notifications [IG-19268]
This feature enables the buyers with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA integrated with Ariba Network and enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration to use the following enhancements to the integration for quality notifications:

- Supports a new method - user-triggered action - to send quality notification from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network.
- Supports the configuration to prevent sending the quality notification from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network based on the system status or user status.
- Supports the configuration to enable the buyers for identifying tasks and activities as internal. The internal tasks and activities are not sent from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network along with quality notifications. The code groups and or code for the internal tasks and activities are also excluded from quality notification master data extract in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to send to Ariba Network.
- Supports the integration of quality notifications that do not refer to any material master data from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network and vice versa.
- Supports the integration of serial numbers in the header of the quality notifications from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network and vice versa.
- Support the integration of item material and item batch from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network and vice versa.
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  Enhancement to the integration of service entry sheet response from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network and SAP Ariba Procurement solutions [IG-19654]
This feature enables the buyers to configure an event linkage to generate a service entry sheet response in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA and send it to Ariba Network and SAP Ariba Procurement solutions. 

Buyers can use the event linkage to generate the service entry sheet response after a service entry sheet containing the long text is deleted and to transport the long text content to Ariba Network.
  Add-On see What's new guide  
  Enhancements to the product activity message for supplier managed inventory and forecast collaboration [IG-19847]
This feature enables buyers on SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA integrated with Ariba Network using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to use the enhanced product activity message for supplier managed inventory and forecast collaboration. The key enhancements to the product activity message interface are:

- Plant-sp.matl status parameter: To consider the material status at plant level for filtering the stock and inventory data and the forecast data of the materials.
- Stock Transfer Requisition parameter: To include the demand from stock transfer requisitions in the Gross Demand section of the product activity message for supplier managed inventory.
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  Enhancement to event linkages for enabling the integration of SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA with SAP Ariba solutions [IG-20608]
With this feature, the buyers can use ‘Method’ as receiver call in the event linkages to enable the integration of SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA with SAP Ariba solutions using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. Using ‘Method’ as the receiver call addresses the authorization error that the buyers experience in SAP S/4HANA when running the function module using RFC.
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  Support for importing the input tax code and the withholding tax code master data from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions [IG-20805]
This feature enables the buyers to import the input tax code and the withholding tax code master data from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. As part of importing the tax code master data using this feature, three files in the .csv format - TaxComponent.csv, TaxCodeHeader.csv, and TaxCodeDetails.csv - are generated in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA. The TaxCodeHeader.csv and the  TaxCodeDetails.csv files are imported to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions using the new import event, Import Tax Codes. The TaxComponent.csv file is imported using the Import Tax Components event.
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  Enhancement to the interface to extract user master data from SAP ERP to master data native interface (MDNI) [IG-21022]
This feature enhances the interface to extract the user master data from SAP ERP to MDNI using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. The user master data extract includes the following information:

- Name
- Email address
- Cost center
- GL Account
- Asset
- User Group
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This information reflects the status of SAP Ariba's planning as of October 2020 and the features discussed are subject to change at any time without notice.  SAP Ariba assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions and nothing in this web page should be construed to represent any commitment by SAP Ariba to include any specific new features in any version of the SAP Ariba solutions. Please contact your Customer Engagement Executive for additional details.

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