This feature allows buyers to create views, referred to as custom views, for planning processes and set conditions for them. Prior to this feature, only one view, the standard view, was available for all planning items in a planning process.
Ariba Network gives buyers the flexibility to determine a specific set of key figures to be displayed for each process type. The customers' planning administrator users can decide to hide or rename standard key figures or add new custom key figures of their choice.
At the moment, there can only be one such set of key figure for each process type , but customers may want to have more granularity and display different views for different planning records of a given process type.
For example: Forecast records that belong to the line of business Wholesale, need to show a different set of key figures from the Forecast records of the line of business Retail. But at the moment there can only be one Forecast view which gets assigned all Forecast records.
This makes the planning collaboration inefficient as the customers have to educate the suppliers to ignore key figures that are not relevant for certain planning records on a case by case basis.
With the new flexible view management, the buyer administrator makes planning collaboration with their suppliers more efficient by tailoring multiple planning views to fit the specific business needs and assigning the most appropriate view to each planning record.
This ensures easier adoption for suppliers by minimizing errors and improving communication between trading partners.
Buyer and Supplier
SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration
You must be a buyer administrator or a buyer with the Planning Collaboration Visibility permission to create custom views
You must be enabled for either the inventory collaboration component or the forecast collaboration component
The Aggregated forecast across locations view cannot be duplicated
Ariba Network > SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration 2108