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SAP Ariba 2102 Release

   
  2102 Feature Overview webcasts What's new in SAP Ariba user guide  
       

  Procurement Strategic Sourcing Supplier Management and Business Network Integration  

 

 

  General Features
 
  Infrastructure & Security
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  Multi-factor authentication for user login to SAP Ariba solutions [SI-860]
Multi-factor authentication is a two-step verification process where users are required to authenticate themselves a second time using a time-based verification code. As compared to the single step authentication process, the multi-factor authentication process provides enhanced security.
   
 
  Multi-factor authentication for user login to Ariba Network [SI-1110]
Multi-factor authentication is a two-step verification process where users are required to authenticate themselves a second time using a time-based verification code. As compared to the single step authentication process, the multi-factor authentication process provides enhanced security.  Previously, if multi-factor authentication was enabled for critical fields, users were required to perform the two-step verification process only while attempting to update the values of critical fields such as email addresses, phone numbers, remittance information and so on. With multi-factor authentication enabled for login, users are required to perform the two-step verification process to log into Ariba Network. 
     

 

 

  Strategic Sourcing  
  Sourcing
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  Support for displaying dForms in the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app [BMA-1806]
With this feature, dForms in tasks can be displayed as PDF documents in the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app. Links to the dForm documents are displayed in the Documents section of the task.
   
 
  SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app compliant with Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL) [BMA-2088]
This feature ensures that SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app is in compliance with the Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL). Users with accounts at the China data center must consent to the privacy policy related to the Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL) before they can start using the app.
     
  Disable SAP Ariba mobile app activation [BMA-2328]
With this feature, customer administrators can prevent users from activating the SAP Ariba mobile app by configuring their site so that the option to enter the activation code is not displayed in the 'Activate Mobile Device' page.
     
  Sourcing events - Support for up to 700 suppliers and XLSX-based exports [OPT-566]
This feature enables buyers to extend the number of suppliers that they can invite to a sourcing event, use search functionality to easily find suppliers and supplier responses in sourcing events , and export sourcing events to an Excel file in the XLSX format when the number of suppliers in the sourcing event is more than 100.
       
  Supplier-added items in events [SS-14250]
This feature adds multiple sourcing event rules, allowing suppliers to add bid content to primary and alternative bids, or only alternative bids. The feature also provides the option for suppliers to define child items or service hierarchies through read-only attachments.
       
  Improved handling of attachments to approval e-mails from SAP Ariba Contracts and SAP Ariba Sourcing [SC-12239]
This feature enables SAP Ariba Contracts and SAP Ariba Sourcing to replace attachments in approval emails with links if the file size of the attachments exceeds the limit specified for the ICM parameter Application.ACM.FileSizeLimitForEmailAttachments. By default, this parameter is set to 15 MB; the maximum value supported for this parameter is 25 MB. Approvers can download the files by clicking the links provided in the approval email and entering their credentials. 
     

 

  Strategic Sourcing for Industries
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  Central Procurement integration support between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4 HANA Sourcing [DMS-11262]
This feature enables buyers to integrate Sourcing process between SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Ariba through Central Procurement using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
     
 
  Ability to use cost elements in line-item formulae [DMS-12744]
This feature enables buyers to use cost elements of a cost group in the line-item formula of a sourcing event. Buyers can configure cost elements as rollup terms and use the rollup value of the cost elements in the line-item formula.
       
  Support for attachments to transaction documents in the 4BL integration scenario [DMS-12927]
This feature introduces the ability to send attachments with transaction documents (RFQs and Supplier Quotations) between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA Cloud through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
       
  Support for engineering change order (ECO) in product sourcing [DMS-13007]
Product sourcing features of SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite support integration of engineering change orders (ECOs) and provide the following capabilities:
- Ability to search for materials and BOMs based on their change numbers.
- Ability to view BOM change details and item change details from the dashboard.
- Ability to view BOM changes associated with a change number.
- Support for ChangeNumber and RevisionLevel in ItemMaster.
- Enhancements to BOM CSV files to:
- Import change master fields.
- Associate change number with BOM and revision level with material.
- Ability to view change number and revision level from the sourcing workflows.
- Ability to collect estimated price and contracted price for the latest revision level of an item.
- Ability to compare prices of an item across revision levels.

A new SOAP web service is added to upload change master data from ERP to product sourcing. The change master contains change number, change valid from date, change reason, and change description.
       
  Ability to use decimal, quantity, and percentage term types for pricing conditions [DMS-13286]
This feature enables buyers to define pricing conditions for item terms of decimal, quantity, and percentage answer types. Previously, buyers could only define pricing conditions for item terms of money, whole number, and text answer types. The cXML documents sent from SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite to SAP ERP through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway for creating purchase orders, contracts, and scheduling agreements now support pricing conditions for item terms of decimal, quantity, and percentage answer types. Buyers must implement the necessary mappings to support integration of pricing conditions for item terms of decimal, quantity, and percentage answer types. Purchase info records (PIRs) created in SAP ERP also support pricing conditions for item terms of decimal, quantity, and percentage answer types.
       
  Enhancements to custom fields for SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA Cloud integration [DMS-13454]
SAP Ariba now supports additional data types when buyers map custom fields between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA Cloud
       
  Support for lean service items in the Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4BL) integration scenario [DMS-13637]
This feature introduces support for lean service item data between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA Cloud through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
       
  Support for placeholder parts [DMS-13648]
This feature enables buyers to add placeholder parts to a bill of materials. Placeholder parts enable buyers to initiate sourcing activities and collect prices even if the details of a part are not finalized. When the actual parts are available, you can replace the placeholder parts with the actual parts and copy the price information from the placeholder part to the actual part. When you replace placeholder parts with actual parts, you can also initiate creation of purchasing info record for the actual parts. You can search for placeholder parts, and edit and delete placeholder parts.
       
  Multi-language support for UOM master data [DMS-13837]
This feature adds multi-language support for Unit of Measurement (UOM) master data.
       
  Ability to view pricing conditions of materials from the View item 360 page [DMS-8845]
This feature enables buyers to view pricing conditions of materials from the View item 360 page. The View item 360 page provides a new section, Price By Source, that displays the prices with the specific validity periods and scales for the material. You can choose to view validity periods and scales for a specific plant and a source. The source can be a CSV file or a sourcing event that contains the prices accepted for materials.
       
  Enhancements to smart imports from Excel [SS-15030]
This feature enables you to create content for an RFP event by importing data from an unstructured Excel file that contains multiple sheets including sheets for items, questions and requirements. This feature introduces the following enhancements, to:
- Support for UOM, historical and reserve pricing
- Improvement to predictions and mapping of content
- Enhanced review and confirmation flows for content mapping
- Options to download sample Excel files for single-sheet import, multi-sheet import, and material master import

Note: Not available to customers on the Russia Data Center
     
  Ability to define order of content in Category Attribute Hierarchy [SSR-1704]
This feature gives buyer administrators the option to control the order in which questions, characteristics, and sections from the category attribute hierarchy are added to sourcing events.
       
  Audit log for changes to sourcing event questions and contract terms within contract workspaces [SSR-2040]
This feature allows users to see changes that were made to sourcing event questions or contract terms on a contract workspace on the Audit History page for that workspace.
       
  Product questionnaires in the Bid Comparison Report [SSR-2097]
Product questionnaires enable buyers to collect detailed specifications for items that they are sourcing. With this feature, product questionnaires, including supplier answers to questions, can now be added at item level in the configurable bid comparison report in SAP Ariba Sourcing.
       

 

  Contracts
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  Support for displaying dForms in the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app [BMA-1806]
With this feature, dForms in tasks can be displayed as PDF documents in the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app. Links to the dForm documents are displayed in the Documents section of the task.
   
 
  SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app compliant with Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL) [BMA-2088]
This feature ensures that SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app is in compliance with the Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL). Users with accounts at the China data center must consent to the privacy policy related to the Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL) before they can start using the app.
     
  Disable SAP Ariba mobile app activation [BMA-2328]
With this feature, customer administrators can prevent users from activating the SAP Ariba mobile app by configuring their site so that the option to enter the activation code is not displayed in the 'Activate Mobile Device' page.
     
  Improved handling of attachments to approval e-mails from SAP Ariba Contracts and SAP Ariba Sourcing [SC-12239]
This feature enables SAP Ariba Contracts and SAP Ariba Sourcing to replace attachments in approval emails with links if the file size of the attachments exceeds the limit specified for the ICM parameter Application.ACM.FileSizeLimitForEmailAttachments. By default, this parameter is set to 15 MB; the maximum value supported for this parameter is 25 MB. Approvers can download the files by clicking the links provided in the approval email and entering their credentials. 
     

 

 

  Procurement
 
  Buying & Invoicing
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  Support for displaying dForms in the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app [BMA-1806]
With this feature, dForms in tasks can be displayed as PDF documents in the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app. Links to the dForm documents are displayed in the Documents section of the task.
   
 
  SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app compliant with Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL) [BMA-2088]
This feature ensures that SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app is in compliance with the Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL). Users with accounts at the China data center must consent to the privacy policy related to the Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CCL) before they can start using the app.
     
  Disable SAP Ariba mobile app activation [BMA-2328]
With this feature, customer administrators can prevent users from activating the SAP Ariba mobile app by configuring their site so that the option to enter the activation code is not displayed in the 'Activate Mobile Device' page.
     
  Support for ending collaboration on requisitions with invoiced or received lines [OPCCC-1076]
In a collaborative requisition, clicking End Collaboration results in an attempt to delete requisition lines for which there is no response from the supplier. In the case of requisitions that have lines that are already invoiced, or are partially or fully received in the previous version, users could not end the collaboration in the new version if those lines had no response from the supplier. This feature introduces an option to force the collaboration on a requisition to end in such cases. Forcing the collaboration to end does not delete the lines with no response from the supplier. They will be marked as non-collaborative lines and collaboration will be completed.
       
  Tracking the status of sub-tasks in procurement operations desk [PD-2002]
This feature enables procurement operations desk users to track the status of the sub-tasks assigned to other users. The sub-task status is available in procurement operations desk for both, the tasks related to the sourcing solutions, and the tasks related to the buying solutions.
       

 

  Guided Buying
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  Support for limit items in guided buying requests sent to SAP S/4HANA Cloud [GB-11318]
In the Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying (2NV) integration scenario, buyers can add limit items in guided buying requests for goods and lean services that correspond to the item category E in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Limit items are procured without following the goods receipt and the service sheet processes. The requests for limit items are characterized by validity periods to define the effective dates of the procurement process and predefined amount limits to control item prices.
   
 
  Continued improvements to accessibility for purchasing [GB-6635]
SAP Ariba continues enhancing the accessibility of guided buying for purchasing, with the goal of eventually reaching adherence with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
       
  Support for externally managed forms [GB-8776]
Guided buying now allows users to fill out and submit forms that are then managed by external systems. A new API handles the communication between guided buying and external systems. This capability allows guided buying to become a repository of business-specific forms used by your organization.
     

 


  Supplier Management and Business Network  
  Supply Chain Collaboration
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  Configuration of order confirmation deviation types [CSC-10324]
With this feature, buyers can configure types of deviations for quantity, delivery date, or price. This allows certain suppliers to exceed tolerances if the buyer approves the order confirmation. This configuration can be made for supplier groups or as a default transaction rule that applies to all suppliers.
     
 
  Customer-defined logical IDs to identify the permitted consumption of component inventory [CSC-15640]
This feature enhances validation capabilities to ensure that only subcontracting components that are assigned to a supplier or vendor by a particular buyer are allowed to be reported for consumption.
       
  Report component consumption based on component inventory [CSC-16745]
The component inventory-based consumption report feature validates that the buyer batch number of the consumed component matches the buyer batch number that is defined in component inventory.
       
  Expanded capabilities in planning download and  Planning data  update configuration [CSC-20429]
This feature expands the amount of planning information that buyers and suppliers can retrieve using Upload/Download functionality. It also provides buyers with more ways to handle planning information.
       
  Stock transport order collaboration [CSC-20915]
This feature adds support for the stock-transport type of purchase order, which is used when stock is moved between two plants within an organization or in different organizations.
     

 

  Procurement Collaboration
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  Email notification of purchase order changes [CSC-19203] - Feature for Suppliers
This feature introduces support for suppliers to enable email notifications of changes in existing purchase orders. The supplier receives an email displaying up to three updates that were made in the purchase order and is prompted to log in to Ariba Network to see all updates.
     
 
  India GST 2020 Tax Invoice Solution [NP-20207]
The tax authority in India requires online submission of invoices to the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) for a select set of suppliers. Suppliers with turnover more than INR 500 crore (INR 5 billion) must report their invoices to the IRP online.
       
  India GST enhancements to support both 2017 and 2019 tax invoice regulatory workflows [NP-26237]
The tax authority in India requires online submission of invoices to the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) for a select set of suppliers. Suppliers with turnover more than INR 500 crore (INR 5 billion) must report their invoices to the IRP online.
       
  Extend NAV reporting from domestic-only to domestic and cross-border transactions [NP-26333] - Feature for Suppliers
Tax invoicing in Hungary provides an electronic invoicing solution that includes receiving, validating, transforming, reporting, and transmitting tax invoices to buying organizations through Ariba Network.
       
  Outbound enhancements for Italy to comply with FPA schema change effective January 01 2021 [NP-26335]
Suppliers in Italy must report all electronic invoices through the governmental electronic invoicing platform Sistema di Interscambio (SDI). This is a mandate applicable to all industries in Italy.
       
  Transaction data deletion & retention policy management in Ariba Network [REGAN-1254]
The administrator for your Ariba Network account can specify criteria for automatically deleting transaction documents  every month based on the age of the documents.
     
  SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway routing based on data center location [REGAN-1757]
With the addition of a new US Data Center for SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway, this feature provides customers with the flexibility to configure the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway routing in Ariba Network to a relevant data center. Existing SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway customers from North, Central, and South America can now switch over from the Europe Data Center to the US Data Center, and new customers are directed by default to the appropriate data center, based on the country set under their Company Profile.
       
  Indicating success, failure, or progress status on the Configure Cloud Integration Gateway page when users enable/disable CIG routing or switch CIG data center [REGAN-1422]
This feature indicates the success, failure, or progress status when users enable/disable SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG) routing or switch CIG data center on the Configure Cloud Integration Gateway page in Ariba Network based on acknowledgment received from CIG. Every time users enable/disable CIG routing or switch CIG data center in Ariba Network, the request is routed to Cloud Integration Gateway. When Ariba Network receives acknowledgment from CIG on the success, failure, or progress of the request, an appropriate indication is shown on the Configure Cloud Integration Gateway page.
       
  Audit log enhancements for switching data centers and enabling or disabling SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway routing in Ariba Network [REGAN-1424]
This feature adds entries to the Ariba Network audit log when users switch data centers and enable or disable SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway routing.
       

 

  Supplier Management
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  Add description for questions in supplier management questionnaires [SM-22638]
This feature introduces a description field for all types of questions in supplier management questionnaire template.
     
 

 

  Risk
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  Pandemic incident type for adverse media monitoring [ARI-10358]
A pandemic risk incident type is now included with adverse media monitoring from Semantic Visions.
     
 
  Risk exposure override [ARI-13242]
The risk exposure configuration has a new override field that allows you to select any of the contributing factors from the standard, licensed, or custom fields to override the current risk exposure calculation.
     

 

 

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  Extensibility & Configurability - APIs
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  Risk Category Information API for Supplier Risk Exposure​ [ARI-12012] - New API
The Risk Category Information API has been renamed the Risk Category Information API for Supplier Risk Exposure. The Risk Category Information API for Supplier Risk Exposure enables you to import external compliance data based on supported risk categories into SAP Ariba Supplier Risk. You can then view the data on the applicable risk category tab in the supplier 360° profile.
   
 
  Guided Buying Functional Documents API [GB-12029] - New API
This API makes it possible for external systems to update the status of externally managed forms in guided buying. If you use the "Support for externally managed forms" feature, you must use this API.
       
  SAP Ariba Developer Portal Analytics tab renamed General [OPEC-7273]
In order to logically include both analytics APIs and APIs that span multiple functional areas but are not specifically related to analytics, the Analytics tab on the SAP Ariba developer portal has been renamed General. This will not affect functionality of the APIs.
       
  ICM configuration of Document Approval API [PL-27402]
The Documentation Approval API may now be configured by setting a value for the Types of approvables allowed for external approval parameter in the Intelligent Configuration Manager, so it is no longer necessary to submit a support request.
       
  Validation of API keys in SAP Ariba API queries [PL-31044]
Validates the API key included in an SAP Ariba API query against the API key in the OAuth token. Validation failure results in an error response.
       

 

  Cloud Integration Gateway
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  Enhancement to product activity message for translating to EDI ANSI X12 846 or EDI ANSI X12 830 [IG-24720]
This enhancement enables the translation of the product activity message with the time series information to an EDI ANSI X12 830 document. If the time series information is not available, the product activity message translates to an EDI ANSI X12 846 document.
     
 
  Data routing based on data center location [IG-9425]
With the addition of a new US Data Center for SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway, this feature provides customers with the flexibility to configure CIG routing in AN to a relevant data center. Existing SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway customers from North, Central, and South America can now switch over from the Europe Data Center to the US Data Center, and new customers are directed by default to the appropriate data center, based on the country set under their Company Profile.
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  Enhancements to sales order cXML to include Sold-to information [IG-15819]
Previously, the sold-to party information was captured using a ‘Contact’ element on the cXML. The SAP Ariba cXML message structure is now enhanced to introduce a ‘BusinessPartner’ element that conveys the Sold-to information at header level. As part of the scope item Automation of Order-to-Invoice with Ariba Network (4A1), the Sold-to address is included in the sales order received by the supplier on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
         
  SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway support for the 4BL integration scenario between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA [IG-16713]
This feature provides SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway support for the Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4BL) integration scenario between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA. This feature extends support for the following document types to the 4BL scope item for SAP S/4HANA: RequestForQuotation, RFQConfirmation, SupplierQuotation, and QuotationConfirmation.
         
  Integration to support quote automation with SAP S/4HANA through APIs (42K) [IG-17632]
With the automation of source-to-pay with a scope item for Ariba Network (42K), users integrated with Ariba Network, SAP Ariba Discovery, and SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway solutions can send a request for quotation (QuoteRequest) from SAP S/4HANA to Ariba Network and Receive a response (QuoteMessage) from Ariba Network, using native APIs.
         
  Enhancements to the purchase order to include the name and ID of company code, purchasing group, and purchasing organization as part of Automation of Source-to-Pay with Ariba Network (42K) [IG-17872]
As part of Automation of Source-to-Pay with Ariba Network (42K) scope item, the name and ID of the Company code, Purchasing group, and Purchasing organization entities of the buying organization are included in the purchase order sent by the buyer on SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Ariba Network.
         
  Integration to support SAP Ariba Discount Management with SAP S/4HANA Cloud (42K) [IG-20132]
As part of the automation of source-to-pay with scope item for Ariba Network (42K), the SAP Ariba Discount Management solution integrates with SAP S/4HANA Cloud enabling buyers and suppliers to agree to early payment (PayMeNow) in exchange for discounts and Supports a new document type, PaymentProposalRequest.
         
  Integration to support SAP Ariba Commerce Automation with SAP S/4HANA (42K) via APIs [IG-20773]
Customers on SAP S/4HANA, release 2020 FPS1, can implement automation of source-to-pay with Ariba Network (42K) through API-based integration in SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway without having to integrate through an add-on, resulting in faster time-to-value realization for these process activities and integrate with SAP Ariba solutions with either the add-on for SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway or with API-based integration, resulting in greater integration flexibility and reduced implementation and maintenance costs.
         
  Enhancement to send buyer's organizational structure from cXML to SOAP API of SAP S/4HANA Cloud supplier [IG-23514]
As part of the scope item Automation of Order-to-Invoice with Ariba Network (4A1), the SOAP API sales order structure on the supplier side is enhanced to include information of the buying organization.
         
  Support for integrating purchase contracts between SAP S/4HANA and contract workspace using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [IG-23788]
This feature enables the integration of purchase contracts between SAP S/4HANA and the contract workspace in SAP Ariba Contracts using the Contract Management with SAP Ariba Contracts (4AZ) scope item.
 
         
  Enhancement to include sold-to party address in purchase orders as part of Automation of Source-to-Pay with Ariba Network (42K) [IG-24295]
As part of the Automation of Source-to-Pay with Ariba Network (42K) scope item, the sold-to party address is included in the purchase order sent by the buyer on SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Ariba Network.
         
  Support for the central procurement integration scenario between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA [IG-24573]
Providing support for an integration scenario between the SAP Ariba Sourcing solution and a central procurement system running SAP S/4HANA, this feature extends support for Central request for quotation (from SAP S/4HANA to SAP Ariba Sourcing) and  Central supplier quotation (from SAP Ariba Sourcing to SAP S/4HANA).
         
  Support for integrating central contracts between SAP S/4HANA and contract workspace using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [IG-24655]
This feature enables the integration of central contracts between SAP S/4HANA and the contract workspace in SAP Ariba Contracts using the Contract for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Contracts (‏4B0‏) scope item. 
         
  Integration to support stock transfer using a stock transport order [IG-16514]
Enable buyers using SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA integrated with Ariba Network using the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway solution to collaborate with trading partners for plant-to-plant stock transfers using stock transport orders and subsequent delivery functions.
         
  Enhancements to support maintaining of additional transactions for specific vendors and company codes and determine change purchase orders output based on print-relevant field settings [IG-18058]
This feature allows buyers on SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA integrated with Ariba Network using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to:
- Maintain additional transactions for specific vendors and company codes
- Determine change purchase orders output based on print-relevant field settings
- Support MRIS (Invoicing Plan Settlement)
- Send tax details in ERPCC invoices
         
  Support for extracting product master data from SAP ERP to MDNI using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [IG-20158]
This feature enables the buyer administrators to extract product master data (material master data) from SAP ERP to master data native interface (MDNI) using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. From MDNI, product master is transferred to SAP Ariba master data service. SAP Ariba applications can import product master data from SAP Ariba master data service. SOAP messages are used to extract master data from SAP ERP to MDNI. This capability can co-exist with the capability of extracting material master data using the existing master data export report, ARBCIG_MASTER_DATA_EXPORT.
         
  Enhancement to the integration of comments in the outbound transactions to Ariba Network using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [IG-20613]
This feature provides enhanced integration to support the formatting of text and/or comments in the following outbound transactions to Ariba Network using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway
         
  Enhancements in addressing the failed inbound transactions from Ariba Network and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing solutions [IG-20780]
This feature enables the buyers to address the inbound transactions that are failed at the buyer’s SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA. If an inbound transaction from Ariba Network or SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing solutions integrated with buyer's SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway fails because of a missing configuration or a missing data on the buyer's side, the buyers can correct the error and reprocess the proxy message. You can use this feature if you are not using Forward Error Handling (FEH) or SAP Application Interface Framework (AIF) for exception handling.
         
  Support for sending engineering change order from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA to SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite [IG-20839]
This feature enables buyers on SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite integrated with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to source materials in the engineering phase using engineering change order (ECO) in bill of material (BOM).
         
  Support for standard BAdIs to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Ariba solutions using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [IG-21076]
Enable buyers on SAP S/4HANA release 2020 to use standard BAdIs to integrate with SAP Ariba solutions using the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway solution.
         
  Support for multi-tier scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases [IG-23597]
Using this feature, buyers on SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration integrated with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway can send multi-tier scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases to suppliers. This feature supports copy partner functions for both multi-line schedule agreement and multi-line schedule agreement releases at both header level and item level release. This feature supports multi-line schedule agreement releases at both header level and item level release.
         
  Enhancements to the support for attachments in quality notification, order confirmation approval, and purchase orders [IG-23899]
This feature provides the following enhancements to the support for attachments in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA:
- Integrate additional attachments on a quality notification from Ariba Network without overwriting the available attachments on the quality notification.
- Integrate additional attachments on an order confirmation approval from Ariba Network without overwriting the available attachments on the purchase order.
- Integrate attachments on purchase orders from SAP Ariba Procurement solutions.
         

 

This information reflects the status of SAP Ariba's planning as of January 2021 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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