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   SAP Ariba 2005 Release Readiness Resources
 
 
Mobile

Coming with the SAP Ariba 2005 Release

SAP Ariba Supplier mobile app 6.1.0


We’ve redesigned the notifications list, simplified navigation, and added new features to help you focus on important tasks:

• Create advanced ship notices and service entry sheets
• Share orders and invoices
• View collaboration requests, payments, advanced ship notices, service entry sheets, and goods receipts via the mobile gateway
• View mobile gateway documents in landscape mode

 

  Detailed information on all features can be found in the release guides.  Supplemental knowledge transfer materials are available below for some features. 

SAP Ariba 2005 Release Guides

 

 

2005 Feature List

 

 

Strategic Procurement

 

 

  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  
  Header fields and attachments integration for quick sourcing from requisitions [CP-12568]
This capability enables sending requisition header fields when buyers create requisitions and initiate quick sourcing for those requisitions. The fields include header-level custom fields and attachments from the requisition.
    see release guide   
  Support for pricing conditions as standard fields in purchase orders and outline agreements [DMS-10886]
This feature introduces an intrinsic element in the cXML documents to enable the integration of pricing conditions in purchase orders and outline agreements between SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite and SAP ERP through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. The newly-added intrinsic element enables the use of pricing conditions as standard fields in purchase orders and outline agreements in SAP ERP without any additional customization in SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
       
  Request and check for attachments in suppliers' email responses to message board topics in a full sourcing project [SS-17851]
This feature allows buyers to indicate that an attachment is expected in supplier response emails for a specific message board topic in a full sourcing project. If the attachment is missing in the supplier response emails for that message board topic, SAP Ariba Contracts sends an email notification to the suppliers. 
    see release guide    
  Alternative pricing bids for service items and lots [SS-11503]
Enables participants to submit alternative pricing bids for service items (service lines and service specifications) and lots.
    see release guide    
  Multiple currencies in alternative bids for service items and lots [SS-12731]
This feature enables participants to select bid currencies when submitting alternative pricing bids for service items (service lines and service specifications) and lots.
    see release guide   
  Search for suppliers by ID [SS-12960]
This feature lets buyers search for suppliers by Supplier ID in the Mass Edit Projects utility and in supplier savings forms. Searching for suppliers by ID rather than by name can be useful if your supplier list includes multiple suppliers with the same supplier name, but different supplier IDs.
    see release guide    
  Envelope bidding with alternative bids for lots and service items [SS-13565]
The envelope feature in RFI and RFP events is enhanced so that participants' alternative responses for lots and service items are visible when the envelope is opened.
    see release guide   
  Include alternative pricing bids when bids are ranked [SS-13671]
Buyers can now include alternative bids along with primary bids in bid ranking, making it easier to compare bids when an event includes alternative bids.
    see release guide    
  Collect user experience feedback on creating events [SS-14071]
This feature allows buyers to rate the usability of creating a sourcing event and add comments about their experience so that SAP Ariba can improve future sourcing products. 
     
  Set access control for editing sourcing event content [SS-14527]
This feature allows access control lists to be set for sourcing events to allow only authorized users to edit the sourcing event content and supplier lists. 
     
  Enhancements to email bidding to support Excel file-based bidding [SS-15449]
Enhancements to the email bidding feature enable buyers to create RFP and RFI events where the bid sheet is sent to suppliers as an Excel file attached to the event invitation email. This enhancement enables the suppliers to enter their response to the event in the Excel file and submit their response as an email attachment without logging on to the Ariba portal. 
   

 
  Multi-select enhancement for plant matrix terms [SSR-835]
This feature allows users to select multiple plants in a single action when adding them as matrix factors for a plant matrix term.
    see release guide   
  Allow supplier to change currency after bidding on a sourcing event [SSR-837]
Allows suppliers to change the bid currency after submitting an initial bid for a sourcing event.
    see release guide   
             
  Strategic Sourcing for Industries
Features only available with SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
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  Support for notes with SAP S/4HANA integration [DMS-10357]
This feature enables buyers to send and receive information between SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Ariba as notes in a sourcing request.
      see release guide   
  Support for attachment with SAP S/4 HANA integration [DMS-10358]
This feature enables buyers to send documents as attachments along with the RFQ data back and forth between SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba.

 

 

see release guide

 
  Autofill simple RFQ terms from previous RFQ's [DMS-10848]
SAP Ariba automatically identifies existing simple RFx events with the same materials and supplier and automatically prepopulates newly created events with the terms from the last existing event.

 

 

see release guide 

 
  Support for the integration of master data service between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA Cloud [DMS-11381]
This feature adds support for the integration of master data service between SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP S/4HANA Cloud using master data native interface.

 

 

see release guide 

 
  Support for tags for bills of materials (BOMs) and materials [DMS-8891]
Product sourcing users of SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite can add tags to the bills of materials (BOMs) and materials that they own. Product sourcing users can use the tags for searching and filtering BOMs and materials. Product sourcing users can also delete tags that they added to BOMs and Materials.

 

 

see release guide 

 
  Enable pricing conditions for basket lots [DMS-9152]
This feature allows pricing conditions to be set for basket lots.

 

 

see release guide 

 
  Product questionnaires [SSR-796]
This feature allows buyers to collect detailed specifications for each item within a sourcing event using product questionnaires. Questionnaires are specific to a product category so that when an item from the product category is added to an event as a line item, the product questionnaire is associated with that line item.

 

 

 
  Ability to embed CLID as tables in assembled contract documents [SSR-799]
Contract line item terms and ad hoc sourcing event questions can now be added to a contract document (main agreement or contract addendum) that is associated with a contract workspace template or contract workspace in table format.

 

 

 
  Adding sourcing event questions to contract workspaces [SSR-833]
With this feature, questions that are copied to a sourcing event that are not tagged as contract terms can be added to a contract workspace as contract terms on an ad hoc basis.

 

 

 
             
  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  
  Support for pricing conditions as standard fields in purchase orders and outline agreements [DMS-10886]
This feature introduces an intrinsic element in the cXML documents to enable the integration of pricing conditions in purchase orders and outline agreements between SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite and SAP ERP through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. The newly-added intrinsic element enables the use of pricing conditions as standard fields in purchase orders and outline agreements in SAP ERP without any additional customization in SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
       
  Central Contracts integration support from SAP Ariba Contracts to SAP S/4HANA Cloud [SC-10438]
This feature allows for the integration of central contracts between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Ariba Contracts through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. Buyers using SAP Ariba Contracts can create and send contracts with the document category, Central Contract, to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
   

 
  Support item categories in Outline Agreement options when sending contracts from SAP Ariba to external applications [SC-8444]
This feature allows users of SAP Ariba Contracts to include custom options to select from while choosing values for document type and item category fields while sending contracts from SAP Ariba to external applications. 
     
  Search for suppliers by ID [SS-12960]
This feature lets buyers search for suppliers by Supplier ID in the Mass Edit Projects utility and in supplier savings forms. Searching for suppliers by ID rather than by name can be useful if your supplier list includes multiple suppliers with the same supplier name, but different supplier IDs.
    see release guide
 
  Multi-select enhancement for plant matrix terms [SSR-835]
This feature allows users to select multiple plants in a single action when adding them as matrix factors for a plant matrix term.
    see release guide
 
             
  Supplier Management & Risk
Supplier Management features also apply to SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On  Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Supplier Management (includes SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance & SAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (new architecture)
 
  Ability to remind suppliers to submit periodic registration updates [SM-16802]
This feature adds configuration options that allow you to remind suppliers to update registration questionnaires at periodic intervals so that those questionnaires always contain current information.
     



 
  Ability for buyer to configure sender name in invitation emails [SM-18117]
This feature adds a new template-level setting that allows template creators to specify a custom sender name for external registration questionnaires. This custom sender name replaces the generic system alias in the "From" field in new registration invitations and invitation reminders. You can use this setting to specify an alias for an entity in your organization that suppliers are likely to recognize, such as a supplier onboarding group.
       
  New email notifications for supplier registration reminders [SM-18305]
This feature adds new email notification templates for reminding suppliers to complete their registrations.  These templates include language that is specific to supplier registrations and links to registration questionnaires.
     
  Pending Approval status for supplier view of questionnaires [SM-18459]
This feature adds the Pending Approval questionnaire status to the supplier view of questionnaires.
     
  Ability to specify requester when inviting a supplier to register [SM-20904]
This feature adds a new step in manual registration invitations where registration managers can choose the requester for the registration, such as an individual in your organization with whom the supplier is familiar or already has a relationship. The requester's name shows in the "From" field of registration invitations.
     
  Supplier request and duplicate check enhancements [SM-12587]
This feature makes it easier to collect supplier contact time zone information in the supplier request and adds a number of improvements to duplicate check, including matching against inactive and migrated suppliers, supporting custom duplicate check based on questions with answer types other than text, and user interface enhancements.
    see release guide  
  Enhancements to handling of denied questionnaires [SM-14205]
This feature introduces several enhancements to the way SAP Ariba Supplier Management solutions handle previous versions of questionnaires that were denied by an approver, including new labels in questionnaire version comparison to identify the approval decision associated with each version and enhancements to task comments so that they show the task action associated with each comment.  These enhancements allow users to identify denied questionnaire versions and the comments describing reasons for denial.
    see release guide  
  Display new supplier contact names with family names first in the new supplier 360° profile [SM-17591]
Displays new supplier contact names in the reverse order of how they are created. This applies to all areas that supplier contact names are displayed, including external notifications. This feature is for sites that use the new supplier 360° profile.
     
  Activity log of supplier lifecycle projects [SM-17415]
This feature adds an Activity log area to new supplier 360° profiles.
    see release guide  
  Support for updating ERP vendor IDs through supplier data import [SM-17508]
This feature adds support for updating supplier ERP vendor IDs using the Suppliers data import task in SM Administration.
    see release guide  
  Support for analytical reporting on supplier management projects [SM-18134]
This feature introduces support for using existing SAP Ariba analytical reporting tools to report on supplier management projects.  It includes three new supplier management project facts and three new prepackaged supplier lifecycle reports.  You can analyze your organization's supplier management activity by supplier, project type, project owner, questionnaire submission date, approved and denied date, and other metrics.
    see release guide  
  New supplier ID fields in analytical reports for SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management solutions [SM-18137]
This feature adds new SM Vendor Id and ERP Vendor Id fields to the supplier dimension in analytical reporting so that users in sites that include SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance or SAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (classic architecture) can see those IDs in reports on their suppliers.
    see release guide  
  Support custom duplicate check for deleted and replaced questions in supplier request questionnaires [SM-18256]
This feature introduces custom duplicate check support for questions that have been deleted and replaced in supplier request questionnaires.
    see release guide  
  Allow supplier to view latest buyer approval comment within questionnaire [SM-18463]
This feature allows suppliers to view the latest buyer approval comment within the questionnaire, if the questionnaire approval status is Pending Resubmission.
    see release guide  
  Supplier onboarding progress report [SM-19071]
This feature adds the new Supplier onboarding progress report. This report can be accessed from the new Supplier data snapshots page, which is available in the Manage menu.
    see release guide  
  Option to control advanced view access through new permission [SM-19118]
This feature adds an option in the Advanced view configuration area of SM Administration to restrict who can access the advanced view.
    see release guide  
  Support for questions based on additional types of master data [SM-3049]
This feature adds the ability to create master data questions in supplier management questionnaires based on company code, purchasing organization, payment terms, and incoterms master data from an integrated ERP system.  The list of possible answers for these questions is populated directly from integrated master data, eliminating the need to manually maintain answers that match the current data in the ERP system.
     
  Ability to reassign questionnaires in completed registrations to different supplier contacts [SM-8960]
This feature adds the ability to reassign a different supplier contact to external questionnaires in completed registrations. Registration managers can reassign questionnaires to different contacts to make sure that the most appropriate contact can access external registration questionnaires for the supplier to make updates.
    see release guide  
  Syntax validation for supplier bank account information [SM-9656]
This feature validates some fields in Bank Account questions  to help ensure that the bank information provided by suppliers is in the expected format before it is synchronized with an integrated ERP system. It includes default syntax validations and new data import tasks that allow you to define your own country-specific syntax validations so that they match the syntax requirements of your ERP system, helping to prevent integration errors caused by invalid supplier bank account information.
     
  Supplier Risk  
  Support for updating ERP vendor IDs through supplier data import [SM-17508]
This feature adds support for updating supplier ERP vendor IDs using the Suppliers data import task in SM Administration.
    see release guide  
  New supplier ID fields in analytical reports for SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management solutions [SM-18137]
This feature adds new SM Vendor Id and ERP Vendor Id fields to the supplier dimension in analytical reporting so that users in sites that include SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance or SAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (classic architecture) can see those IDs in reports on their suppliers.
    see release guide  
  Enhancements to the Tasks table on the engagement page [ARI-6897]
The Tasks table on the engagement page of control-based engagement risk assessment projects has a new Status column so you can see the status of each task for that engagement request. All of the columns in the table can now be sorted and filtered.
    see release guide  
  New third-party Financial risk data provider - D&B  [ARI-7087]
Users can license third-party partners in the financial risk domain and view applicable data via a "Financial" tab in the supplier profile. D&B is the latest to be added to our list of existing financial risk providers (RapidRatings and BvD).
       
  Change Request to modify a live engagement request [ARI-7423]
This feature introduces the ability for authorized users to make changes to live engagement requests via the Change Request workflow.
       
  Display full supplier name [ARI-8485]
This feature displays the full supplier name in SAP Ariba Supplier Risk for improved identification of organizations, searching, and adverse media monitoring.
         
  Ability to control which engagement tasks open in response to an insignificant change requiring approval [ARI-8689]
A new parameter determines whether all tasks, or just any approval tasks for the inherent risk screening questionnaire, in the initial approval phase are reopened in response to an insignificant change requiring approval. Previously, only the approval tasks would be reopened.
 
    see release guide  
  Edit an engagement change request in progress [ARI-8749]
This feature introduces the ability for an authorized user to edit a submitted change request for an engagement even if it is already in the due diligence process.
 
       
  Email notifications about suppliers submitted to Environmental and Social providers for risk evaluation [ARI-8870]
Email notifications are automatically sent to the internal users who submit suppliers to Environmental & Social third-party providers for risk analysis. Notifications are sent when suppliers are submitted for risk evaluation, when supplier risk evaluation updates are received from the third-party provider, and when the supplier risk evaluation submission fails.
    see release guide  
  Enhancements to the business details questionnaire [ARI-8926]
This feature adds optional conditional questions and answers to the business details questionnaire. The answers to the conditional questions allow you to override certain questions on the inherent risk screening questionnaire.
    see release guide  
  Enhancements to the engagement and engagement task lists [ARI-9015]
This feature adds new columns for engagement inherent risk and residual risk to the dashboard engagement list so that both risk ratings are visible at a glance.  It also adds the ability assign or reassign multiple tasks at once to the engagement task list.
    see release guide  
             
  Spend Analytics          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On  Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  New supplier ID fields in analytical reports for SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management solutions [SM-18137]
This feature adds new SM Vendor Id and ERP Vendor Id fields to the supplier dimension in analytical reporting so that users in sites that include SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance or SAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (classic architecture) can see those IDs in reports on their suppliers.
      see release guide  
             

 

 


Operational Procurement

 

 

  Buying & Invoicing          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Header fields and attachments integration for quick sourcing from requisitions [CP-12568]
This capability enables sending requisition header fields when buyers create requisitions and initiate quick sourcing for those requisitions. The fields include header-level custom fields and attachments from the requisition.
    see release guide   
  Copy receipts processing optimization [CP-13465]
This feature provides improvements that significantly reduce the processing time and exceptions that occur while processing copy orders with a large number of associated copy receipts.
       
  Specifying the amount without taxes, charges, and discounts in amount-based receipts [CP-13484]
This feature enables buyers who have the TLC (Total Landed Cost) feature enabled, to specify the net amount for amount-based receiving of the purchase order items. The gross amount is automatically calculated based on the taxes, charges, and discounts, thereby reducing the line-amount variance exceptions while receiving and invoicing the purchase order.
     
  Identifying the procurement operations desk agent processing the requisition in procurement operations desk [PD-2000]
Requisitions submitted in the buying solutions from SAP Ariba now display the details of the procurement operations desk agent assigned to process the requisition. Requisition preparers can use the contact information to contact the agent to expedite the approval process.
     
  Searching for requisitions based on requisition ID or title in procurement operations desk [PD-2001]
In procurement operations desk, this capability enables you to select the requisition ID or requisition title as a filter criterion to search for a requisition.
     
  Automatically reject approved invoices canceled by the ERP system in SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing [SINV-5534]
When the invoice is in Paying status in SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, and the buyer cancels the invoice in the ERP system, the status in SAP Ariba can be automatically updated to Rejected, keeping the invoice status in sync.

Note: SAP Ariba Invoice Management already supports this capability.
     
  Managing procurement processes for work order-based requisitions imported from SAP ERP [SINV-5688]
This feature provides integration with SAP ERP to support procurement processes related to routine maintenance services for a buyer organization's plants and machinery. Buyer users can import work-order based requisitions using either the file channel method or web services and then process those requisitions in a combined setup involving the buying solution and procurement operations desk.
   
  Enhanced third-party tax calculation for invoices [SINV-6229]
For buyers integrated with a third-party tax engine, the following enhancements ease reconciliation and payment processes: 

- Improved handling of summary tax information from suppliers reduces the number of invoice exceptions while continuing to send the ERP system the granular tax details required. 

- Taxes the buyer pays directly to the government based on ship-to location or other factors are flagged and accrued. 

- Accrual taxes are sent to the ERP system with jurisdictional allocation details so buyers know exactly what they're responsible for paying the government. 

- Line-item credit memos are supported.
     
  Importing service sheets from SAP ERP-integrated sites using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [SINV-9378]
This feature enables buyers to import service sheets from SAP ERP systems into the buying and invoicing solutions from SAP Ariba using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
    see release guide  
  Import cXML invoices to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions [SINV-9541]
Buyers who create cXML invoices can import the invoices directly into SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing or SAP Ariba Invoice Management. An HTTP API lets buyers post cXML invoices to their SAP Ariba site.
     
  Exclude taxes and charges from used amount accumulation [SINV-9608]
With this feature, your site can be configured such that, contract creators can specify whether to exclude taxes and charges from used amount accumulation in release order contracts. 
     
  Make invoice data available for reporting [SINV-9629]
You can now run reports on invoice activity prior to the creation of an invoice reconciliation document. Four new reporting facts use data loaded from prereconciled invoices, so you can run a report to monitor an invoice before it's reconciled. For example, you can see when a user approved or denied an invoice, view the amount ordered, or view information about the supplier. If you've implemented approval flows for invoices, you can use this feature to monitor approval activity. If your company uses invoice scanning services for invoice conversion services, this feature allows you to analyze the quality of the supplier's invoices and the quality of work done by the scanning provider. 
    see release guide  
  Support for updating ERP vendor IDs through supplier data import [SM-17508]
This feature adds support for updating supplier ERP vendor IDs using the Suppliers data import task in SM Administration.
    see release guide  
  Line-item debit and credit memo enhancements [NP-9575]
Buyers can allow suppliers to enter zero unit price in line-item debit memos. While creating a line-item debit memo, suppliers can specify how much they are increasing in the unit price of a line-item for adjustment. While creating a line-item credit memo, suppliers can specify how much they are reducing in the unit price of a line-item for adjustment. 
     
             
  Guided Buying
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Quote expiration and reusability [GB-3441]
When suppliers submit quotes in response to guided buying RFQs, they can now specify dates when the quotes expire and indicate whether they can be used in multiple requests. New terms in the Guided Buying Quote template are available that allow suppliers to specify this information.
     
  SAP Qualtrics survey for guided buying users [GB-3779]
Users can now help SAP Ariba improve guided buying. A new link allows them to go to an SAP Qualtrics survey immediately after submitting a request, where they can express their opinion on guided buying and offer suggestions. SAP Ariba gathers this information and uses it to plan future enhancements.
     
  Audit log of administrative activities [GB-5196]
Every action made by administrative users in the guided buying Admin section is now logged by the new platform service.  Customers can write applications that download audit log entries on demand from the platform service using the Ariba Open API.
     
  Sending requisition line-level attachments to SAP S/4HANA Cloud [GB-6241]
With this feature, line-level attachments on requisitions created in guided buying are sent to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Attachments that are successfully transmitted are added to the corresponding requisition in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
     
  Better visibility of RFQs and sourcing requests [GB-6954]
RFQ forms and sourcing requests now graphically display their current state with a process diagram. Users see the current status as RFQs are processed by their sourcing desk, suppliers respond, and events are awarded to specific suppliers. An easy-to-understand process diagram shows the progress of RFQs at all stages.
     
  Enhanced accessibility for catalog purchasing [GB-7991]
SAP Ariba has enhanced the accessibility of guided buying for catalog-based purchasing, with the goal of eventually reaching adherence with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
    see release guide  
  Usability enhancements in Checkout, Non-PO invoice, and Composing pages [GB-8266]
The Checkout, Non-PO invoice, and Composing pages have been enhanced with new actions that allow better usability and avoid user confusion. There's a new Withdraw button, new request cancellation behavior, and a new confirmation dialog box. Together, these changes make it simpler for users to create and change requests and non-PO invoices.
     
  Support for updating ERP vendor IDs through supplier data import [SM-17508]
This feature adds support for updating supplier ERP vendor IDs using the Suppliers data import task in SM Administration.
    see release guide  
             
  Catalog & Spot Buy
         
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
Learn More  
  Exclude taxes and charges from used amount accumulation [SINV-9608]
With this feature, your site can be configured such that, contract creators can specify whether to exclude taxes and charges from used amount accumulation in release order contracts. 
     
             

 

 

 

Network & Supply Chain

 

 

  Supply Chain Collaboration          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba Learn More  
  Order confirmation support for scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases. [CSC-10325]
With this feature, buyers can configure whether their suppliers can confirm scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases.  In addition, a new rule allows buyers to define whether tolerances for quantity, delivery date, or both, must be evaluated at the schedule-line level. This rule applies to scheduling agreements, scheduling agreement releases, and regular orders.
     
  Advanced packaging assignments for handling units [CSC-14634]
The management of handling unit and label requirements in the advanced packaging feature provides more flexible process configuration and control. These enhancements use advanced determination logic to select an available packing specification for the suppliers and bring in capabilities to handle auxiliary materials.  Buyers gain more control of the packing options available to suppliers, such as whether suppliers can add, move, or print labels for handling units or whether packing is mandatory.
    see release guide  
  Add purchasing group, purchasing organization, and planner code filters to Supply Chain Monitor alerts [CSC-16524]
This feature adds Purchasing Group, Purchasing Org, and Planner Code filters to the Confirmation alerts and Order confirmation approval alerts tiles in Supply Chain Monitor.
     
  Segregation of duties for planner code [CSC-16984]
With this feature buyer users can see only the planning items that belong to the planner code which is assigned to them.
    see release guide  
  Goods receipt, component receipt, and component shipment enhancements [CSC-18378]
For buyers enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration, this feature enables them to allow their suppliers to add attachments while creating a component receipt. Also, on certain pages that list goods receipts, component receipts, or component shipments, this feature adds an icon that identifies the receipts that have attachments. 
      see release guide   
             
  Network Procurement          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba Learn More  
  Rename Ariba Exchange User Community to Help Center [AUC-5865]
Ariba Exchange User Community has been renamed Help Center. References to Ariba Exchange User Community in SAP Ariba solutions and notifications have been replaced with Help Center. The Help Center user profile has been removed.
    see release guide  
  Extending availability of purchasing organization and company code [CSC-14003]
With this feature, purchasing organization and company code information is now available to all Ariba Network suppliers on the "Orders and Releases" and "Items to Confirm" pages. In addition, this information is now available to all Ariba Network buyers on the "Orders and Releases" page.
    see release guide  
  Ship Notice report with schedule-line references [CSC-14952]
This feature provides buyers and suppliers a Ship Notice report in Excel format. The report consolidates information from ship notices and their related purchase orders and goods receipts. The report can include schedule-line references from purchase orders whose related ship notice was created using the Items to Ship tab.
    see release guide  
  Extend purchasing organization and company code data to Items to Ship and Return Items [CSC-15277]
This feature adds Company code and Purchasing organization filters and sortable table columns to the Items to Ship and Return Items pages.
    see release guide  
  User management capability for users and audit log enhancements [CSC-15957]
This feature provides the following enhancements:

- Account administrators can grant user management capabilities to non-administrator users

- A new User Access log was created, and the Profile Changes log was enhanced to provide more detailed information.
     
  Goods receipt, component receipt, and component shipment enhancements [CSC-18378]
For buyers enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration, this feature enables them to allow their suppliers to add attachments while creating a component receipt. Also, on certain pages that list goods receipts, component receipts, or component shipments, this feature adds an icon that identifies the receipts that have attachments. 
      see release guide  
  UAE: LICM regulatory changes [NP-15310]
The value of supply shown on the Tax Invoice, the correct amount of the value of supply, the difference between those 2 amounts, and the Tax charged that relates to the difference in AED.
       
  Two factor authentication support for Ariba Network [REGAN-1321]
Customers can now require an additional factor (in addition to password) when their users attempt to change information for certain areas of the network for added protection.
       
  Adding work order data to purchase orders originating from 'SAP Ariba Buying' or 'SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing' [NP-18380]
Work order information originating from the Plant Maintenance module of SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA is now displayed in documents transacted on Ariba Network. The two new work order information fields are WorkOrderID and EquipmentID. 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 SAP Ariba Buying or SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, which in turn receive this information from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA.
     
  Support for SDI notification date for invoices in Italy [NP-21111]
Buyers in Italy should be able to receive the SDI Delivery notification timestamp in their invoices.
       
  Applying contract and ad hoc limits in service sheets [NP-9133]
Ariba Network applies and validates the sub-limits specified in the purchase orders, when suppliers create service sheets with or without reference to a contract for unplanned service lines of the purchase orders.
     
  Improved user management on Ariba Network [NS-6530]
This feature adds a new user search capability for both the buyer and the supplier admin. Supplier admins can in addition search, edit and delete users across the full account hierarchy. The user table export now includes all roles and associated user permissions in the XLS.
       
  Allow a user to use an existing Ariba Network account to accept a fulfillment invite [NS-6943]
This feature allows a user with the Fulfillment Invitation Account Merge permission to reuse an existing Ariba Network account when invited to collaborate by a buyer for fulfillment. This can be triggered through a buyer's Trading Relationship Request or directly through receipt of a buyer's document (e.g. PO).
    see release guide  
  Improved role management on Ariba Network [NS-6995]
Role limit is increased to 25. Added the ability to filter roles based on a specific permission. Added ability to see which users are assigned to a role, search and assign multiple users to a role, select multiple users and unassign from a role, and select multiple users and move them to a different role. These capabilities are available to both buyer and suppliers admins.
       
  Application Gateway: Supplier access to non-SAP Ariba applications via Single Sign-On  [NS-7373]
This release introduces Ariba Network as an Application Gateway providing suppliers with access to a buyer's non-SAP Ariba applications through Single Sign-On (SSO).  A buying organization can use this tool to enable any of its suppliers (with an active trading relationship) access to one or more of its 3rd party applications.  Configuration of each buyer application is a service provided by SAP Ariba. 
       
  Support SAP Field Service Management integration for individual buyer cloud account [NS-7464]
This feature introduces support for SAP Field Service Management integration for individual buyer cloud account. Using this feature, buyers can own and operate their own SAP Field Service Management account to manage the actions within SAP Field Service Management.
     
  Support for signing in to Ariba Network using SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication Service  [NS-7531]
This feature introduces support for SAP users to sign in to Ariba Network buyer accounts using Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication with SAML2.0. 
   

 
  Generating proof of service report [NS-7596]
This feature introduces support for generating proof of service (PoS) reports. Buyers and suppliers can now generate reports for PoS based on start date, end date, and PoS status, by using the reports functionality.
     
  Line-item debit and credit memo enhancements [NP-9575]
Buyers can allow suppliers to enter zero unit price in line-item debit memos. While creating a line-item debit memo, suppliers can specify how much they are increasing in the unit price of a line-item for adjustment. While creating a line-item credit memo, suppliers can specify how much they are reducing in the unit price of a line-item for adjustment. 
     
             

 

 

 

Foundation Services

 

 

 

  Extensibility & Configurability          
  Feature Name & Description Automatically On Customer Enabled/ Configured Contact SAP Ariba
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  Intelligent Configuration Manager  
  Ability to approve configuration packages before deployment in Intelligent Configuration Manager [PL-24467]
Customer administrators (acting as approvers) can now approve packages before depolying to the production site. The Home page dashboard is also enhanced for better visibility of your day-to-day pending and completed tasks. 
    see release guide   
  Forms  
  Support editability of Custom forms by approvers in a classic approval workflow [PFD-10501]
This feature introduces support for approvers in a classic approval workflow to edit forms. This allows the approvers to make necessary changes to forms before approving them. The ability to edit forms will be based on editability rules configured in SAP Ariba Procurement solutions.
     
  API
 
  Enhancements to the Catalog content API [CM-4956]
This feature enhances the Catalog content API to request and receive information related to catalog subscriptions generated from item level contracts that include non-catalog items.
 
     
  Support for fetching catalog data from non-CMS-enabled sites using the Catalog Content API [CM-5072]
With this feature, the Catalog content API allows client applications to fetch catalog data from SAP Ariba solution sites that are not enabled for managing catalogs using the content management system (CMS). This feature also supports enabling multiple client applications to fetch catalog data from the same SAP Ariba solution.
     
  Ariba Network Invoice Header Data Extraction API [NP-20837]
This feature introduces a new REST API to get the header information of one or more invoices in Ariba Network. The ability to extract invoice header data is important to users as it helps to optimize work and to speed up the end-to-end invoice processing cycle.
     
  Access to the SAP Ariba Developer Portal for Ariba Network enterprise suppliers [NP-23412]
The objective of this feature is limited to supplier organizations on Ariba Network being provided single sign-on access to the API developer portal to enable suppliers to access and consume APIs published on the portal.
     
  Proof of Service API [NS-7273]
This feature introduces a new REST API to create and manage proof of service (PoS) in Ariba Network. The PoS is a digital document that acts as a proof of completion of a service line item in the service order. The ability to create and manage proof of service is important for organizations to have a digital record as the proof of a completed service, which allows them to increase efficiency and save time required to process hard copies of receipts as proof of service.
     
  Developer Portal initiated SSO for Suppliers [OPEC-5858]
AN supplier users can use their AN login credentials to authenticate on the SAP Ariba developer portal by choosing a new "AN Supplier Sign-in" button. 
    see release guide    
  SAP Ariba Support applications in developer portal customer organizations [OPEC-5936]
For troubleshooting purposes, SAP Ariba Support can create and process applications in customer organizations on the SAP Ariba developer portal. The name of an SAP Ariba Support application in a customer organization will always begin with "Ariba Support". Customers should ignore these applications, which will generally be deleted after troubleshooting is complete.
    see release guide   
  Responses to Operational Reporting API for Procurement queries for PR, Invoice, and IR include approver comments [PL-19355]
When an Operational Reporting API for Procurement query requests Invoice, Invoice Reconciliation, or Purchase Request documents with associated approver comments, those comments are now reportable. Approver comments appear in the JSON response field "ApprovalRecords.Comment.Text"
    see release guide   
  Inclusion of Full URL field in response to Document Approval API and External Approval API [PL-22170]
Responses to the Document Approval API and External Approval API queries now include a link to open the approvable document or task in the solution UI, provided in the FullURL field.
    see release guide    
  Support delegate in External Approval API and Document Approval API [PL-22171]
This feature adds functionality for users that have had another user's permissions delegated to them in the UI to approve the delagator's approvables via the External Approval API and Document Approval API. 
    see release guide    
  External Approval API for Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management, Version 2: Data filter enhancements [PL-23648]
New version of the External Approval API for Sourcing and Supplier Management that enables clients to filter retrieved data.
     
  Configuration Parameter Review API [PL-24393]
This API enables the customer to review the current and default values of configuration parameters that affect the behavior of SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Buying. 
     
  Project document management API  [SC-10441]
The project document management API enables you to search for and download documents from sourcing projects and contract workspaces. You can also use the API to view the properties of documents in sourcing projects and contract workspaces.

Note: This feature is not currently available for enablement. It will be available at a later date.
     
  Contract workspace metadata retrieval API [SC-9314]
The Contract Workspace retrieval API, Get API, gets the single Contract Workspace Metadata (header fields) details. The Contact Workspace retrieval API, Search API, searches for contract workspaces using attributes such as the title and the Last Modified date.
   


(Samples. ZIP File)

 
  Contract workspace modification API for creating and updating contract workspace metadata [SC-9315]
The Contract Workspace modification APIs contains APIs to create a contract workspace by using an existing template and update the single contract workspace Metadata (header fields) details.
   


(Samples. ZIP File)

 
  Extracting compliance contracts related data using the Operational Reporting for Procurement API [SINV-9609]
This feature enables you to extract and report on data related to compliance contracts using the Operational Reporting for Procurement API. 
    see release guide   
  New reportable fields for Sourcing. [SS-12838]
Four new reportable fields for Sourcing. All of the new fields are available for use in reports both via the reporting wizard and via the Analytical Reporting API.
    see release guide   
  Event Management API [SS-12910]
The Event Management API enables clients to publish sourcing events.
     
  Surrogate Bid API [SS-12911]
This API enables buyers to submit surrogate bids on behalf of participants. Buyers can download a response spreadsheet for an event, enter participant data in the spreadsheet, and then upload the completed spreadsheet.

The surrogate bid API will be available on the SAP Ariba developer portal.
     
  Project Management API [SS-14526]
The Project Management API enables buyers using SAP Ariba Sourcing and Contracts to add or delete users in a sourcing project or contract workspace team. Buyers can also retrieve lists of users that are members of a sourcing project or contract workspace team.
     
             

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