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SAP Ariba 2202 Release

 

           
  2202 Early Release Series
The 2202 Early Release Series have been completed. Access the presentations and replays from these sessions.
What's new in SAP Ariba
Describes new or changed SAP Ariba features included in the 2202 (Q1 2022) release.
 

 

  General Features
 
  Mobile App Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description
Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Using the mobile device's screen lock or passcode to unlock the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app [BMA-2898]
This feature introduces a security measure that ensures that the mobile device's screen lock or passcode is used to unlock the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app. Users can unlock the app only by using the same screen lock (PIN, pattern, password, or finger print for android devices) or passcode (code, fingerprint, or facial recognition for apple devices) that they've setup to unlock the device.
   

 
  Force signout SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app users [BMA-3251]
This feature introduces a security measure that ensures that users are automatically signed out of the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app after 30 days. Additionally, customer administrators can specify the number of days (minimum=1, maximum=30) after which users are to be automatically signed out of the mobile app by configuring the force sign out mobile app users after a specified number of days (Application.Mobile.ForceSignOutUsersInDays) self-service parameter.
     
  SAP Business Network Supplier mobile app 7.0 [SA-26789] - Supplier Feature 
Ariba Network is now part of SAP Business Network. We've renamed the app to SAP Business Network Supplier to reflect this change. All features remain the same.
     

 

 

  Strategic Sourcing
 
  Sourcing
SAP Ariba Sourcing features are available in SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite 
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  Feature Name & Description
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Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Import Quick Project SOAP web service [SS-19808]
SOAP web service to create a sourcing quick project or guided sourcing single-event project.
   

 
 
  Event Management API enhancements to create and edit events, scenarios, and awards [SS-20421]
This feature introduces version 2 (v2) of the Event Management API, which supports creating and updating events, scenarios, and awards. The API can also retrieve information about an event, including items, participants, and responses.
       
  Support for Japanese reverse auction events in guided sourcing [SS-21937]
This feature enables buyers using the guided sourcing user interface to create, monitor, and award Japanese reverse auctions. A new Japanese reverse auction template for guided sourcing is introduced to support Japanese reverse auctions, and a Bid console page is added to help buyers monitor the progress of a Japanese reverse auction in near real time.
   

 
 
  Recover hidden feed items [SS-22420]
This feature introduces a new filter popup icon in the For You page that allows you to easily recover hidden feeds, sort, and filter out feeds based on their visibility status in both Home and Search views in the For You page.
     
  Feed cards for guided sourcing full project actions [SS-26001]
This feature enables feeds for full projects. When users perform tasks, or when the status changes for to-do and approval tasks, the For You dashboard feed displays feed cards.
       
  Envelope bidding in guided sourcing [SS-26207]
This feature enables buyers to enclose the content of their guided sourcing events in different envelopes. Participant responses are not revealed until the envelopes are opened. In this way, buyers can have an unbiased evaluation of participant responses.
       
  Approval enhancements to publish and award tasks in guided sourcing [SS-26280]
This feature allows event task approvers to approve or deny publish and award tasks from within a guided sourcing event.
     
  Guided sourcing events - Ability to import event content from standard Excel documents [SS-26635]
This feature allows buyers using guided sourcing functionality of SAP Ariba Sourcing to import event content from a standard Excel document defined by SAP Ariba. Buyers can now choose to import the following from a standard Excel document:

- Content such as items, questions, and requirements
- Participants

Buyers can choose to import either content or participants, or choose both.
     
  Enhancements to English reverse auction in guided sourcing [SS-27602]
This feature introduces the following buyer-side enhancements to the English reverse auction support in the guided sourcing interface of SAP Ariba Sourcing:

- A View Details option for each item in the Bid Console page and a corresponding Item Details page that contains item information, item terms, historic pricing, ceiling or initial price for the item, and bid history for the item in graphical and tabular format.

- A > (greater than) icon for each entry in the Bid History table and a corresponding Response Details page that contains details of the bid submitted by the supplier.
     
  Increase maximum number of custom fields [SS-27931]
This feature increases the maximum number of custom fields you can have enabled in your site for multiple fields.
       
  Ability to modify members in existing conversations in the Messages popup [SS-28994]
This feature enables buyers to modify team members and participants in an existing conversation in the Messages popup.
       
  Sealed bidding in guided sourcing events [SS-28998]
This feature enables buyers to see supplier participation status and logs entries but prevents buyers from seeing incoming bids in a guided sourcing event which has been published and is in open state to receive bids from suppliers.
       
  Support for event content translation in guided sourcing [SS-28999]
This feature enables buyers using guided sourcing to add parts of event content in additional languages so that participants and team members from different locales can view translations in their preferred languages. In guided sourcing, content translation is supported only for single event projects.
       
  Ability to update the content of a sourcing event using Simplified Excel Import [SS-29004]
This feature enables buyers using the Simplified Excel Import feature of SAP Ariba Sourcing to add, update, or delete the existing content of a sourcing event with content from an Excel file. This feature is available in classic SAP Ariba Sourcing for updating line items and in guided sourcing for updating line items and questions in events that are in draft or published state.
       
  Support for cost items, cost terms, total cost auctions, and total cost RFPs in guided sourcing [SS-29006]
This feature enables buyers using guided sourcing capabilities of SAP Ariba Sourcing to create total cost RFPs and auctions. Buyers can specify cost items and cost terms and create total cost formulas that enable them to perform various arithmetic operations on the quoted price to factor in additional costs such as transportation, taxes, and so on to have a holistic view of the total cost involved. Cost terms can be defined as adders, subtractors, multipliers, and percent discounts.
       
  Traffic light auctions in guided sourcing [SS-29011]
This feature enables buyers to use traffic light auctions in guided sourcing.
       
  Basket lots in guided sourcing events [SS-29015]
Guided sourcing now supports basket lots in RFI, RFP, and auction events. There are two types of basket lots: Basket and Basket with No Items.
     

 

  Strategic Sourcing For Industries
Features ONLY available with SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite 

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  Feature Name & Description Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Ability to import material volume data into product sourcing [DMS-14942]
This features gives buyers the ability to import material volume data into product sourcing. Buyers can transfer the imported material volume data, along with historic prices, quantity, supplier specific prices, and terms, to sourcing events. Volume data enables buyers to collect material pricing by volume scale, time periods, and plant.
       
  Create material quote requests in guided sourcing from the Product Sourcing dashboard [DMS-15510]
This feature adds the ability to create material quote events from the Product Sourcing   interface and then move to guided sourcing. It also adds material 360° links to materials that you add to your guided sourcing project.
       
  Ability to specify an external system while creating material quote requests [DMS-15520]
This feature enables buyers using product sourcing features of SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite to specify an external system while creating a material quote request (Get quote). This feature makes external system value mandatory for sourcing projects if the site is integrated with one or more external systems and ensures that only the materials that are present in the external system that is specified in a sourcing project are displayed when buyers search for materials to add to the sourcing project.
       
  Support for custom fields in supplier quotations sent from SAP Ariba Sourcing in the 4BL and 4QN integration scenarios [DMS-15778]
This feature adds support for custom fields in QuoteMessage documents sent from SAP Ariba Sourcing to SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4QN) and Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4BL) integration scenarios.
       
  Ability to add money and percentage terms as custom condition types in purchase info records [DMS-15780]
This feature enables buyers using the product sourcing features of SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite to map money and percentage terms as custom condition types in purchase info records. You can add a money or percentage term as custom condition types in purchase info records by setting the Add as custom condition in PIR option in the Edit term page to Yes. The Add as custom condition in PIR option appears for money and percentage terms only if External system field mapping for PIR is configured with a custom value.
       
  Ability to view historic price for line items from the Item view tab of the Bid Analysis dashboard [OPT-753]
This feature enables buyers to view the historic price information for line items from the Item view tab of the Bid Analysis dashboard. A new check box Show historic price, which appears when the price term is selected to display in the Item view tab, enables you to view the historic pricing information for the selected items. The historic price is represented with a horizontal dotted line in the graph that is displayed in the Item view tab. Typically, the price term is displayed by default in the Item view tab.
     
  Ability to use header fields from the sourcing event instead of the full project for automatically adding Category Attribute Hierarchy content [SSR-3346]
This feature introduces a new self-service parameter which allows you to use header fields from the sourcing event instead of the full sourcing project for automatically adding Category Attribute Hierarchy content.
       

 

  Contracts
SAP Ariba Contracts features are available in SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite   

Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  OAuth authentication and REST integration for Adobe Sign in SAP Ariba Contracts [SC-12238]
This feature enables the integration of SAP Ariba Contracts and Adobe Sign by using REST APIs. The integration of SAP Ariba Contracts and Adobe Sign now supports the use of OAuth 2.0 authentication method to send documents from SAP Ariba Contracts to Adobe Sign for eSignatures.
   

 
 
  Support for user qualification in contracts [SC-14642]
This feature allows you to enable user qualification for contracts. User qualification provides enhanced access restrictions for projects and documents in addition to access control settings, by qualifying users based on contract project header field values. When user qualification is enabled for contracts, the user qualification field values of the current user are validated against the user qualification field values of the contract project. Qualified users are allowed to access the contract project and contract project data.
       
  Ability to force complete tasks in a contract workspace [SC-15243]
This feature introduces a new user group, Customer Task Administrators, that enables its members to bypass the workflows in SAP Ariba Contracts to force complete tasks in a contract workspace. A new option, Force Complete Task, is added to the Actions menu for tasks to enable members of the Task Administrator group to override dependencies and mark tasks as completed. When they force complete a task, Task Administrator users can select a relevant AltStatus value and optionally, add a descriptive comment for the action.
       
  Support for the consignment item category for material master items in purchase contracts sent to SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the 4AZ integration scenario [SC-15299]
This feature enables buyers to set the item category as consignment for material master items in purchase contracts in a SAP Ariba Contracts management workspace and integrate them with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The buyers can also specify whether a Purchase Information Record (PIR) is to be created or updated in SAP S/4HANA Cloud for the material. This feature is supported by the scope item Contract Management with SAP Ariba Contracts (4AZ) for purchase contracts.
       
  New user interface for enhanced contract line item management [SC-15613]
This feature introduces an intuitive user interface, the Next Gen UI for CLID, that seamlessly integrates with the guided sourcing capability as well as SAP Ariba Sourcing and provides enhanced capabilities for managing contract line items and distributing the line items to external systems. The Next Gen UI for CLID enables users to create and manage multiple contracts, including contracts from different purchasing organizations, in the backend through a single CLID. Distribution capabilities in the Next Gen UI for CLID enables users to send the line items to corresponding purchasing organizations directly from the contract line item document. 
   

 

 
 

 

  Supplier Management
Features in this group are also available with SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite 

Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  ReCAPTCHA verification for the external supplier request [SM-26592] 
This feature adds an initial ReCAPTCHA verification step to screen out automated attempts to access the external supplier request in your site.

Note: SAP Ariba has temporarily disabled ReCAPTCHA verification until an issue submitting external supplier requests can be resolved.
       
  Support for workflows with internal forms in modular questionnaire projects [SM-30222]
This feature adds support for workflows that include one or more internal forms and To Do tasks in addition to the main questionnaire in both internal and external modular questionnaire projects. You can use these internal forms and associated To Do and approval tasks to create questionnaire workflows that not only collect information from the main questionnaire recipient but also allow internal stakeholders to provide supplementary information or analysis, or affirm actions performed in other systems.
     

 

  Supplier Risk
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  Feature Name & Description Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Manage user interactions with engagements during activity processing [ARI-12491]
This feature clarifies for users the current state of an engagement while the system is processing updates related to task management or submission of a new or edited request.  The system displays a message on the engagement page while updates are in progress, which changes when the updates are complete.

Note: Though included on this page and in the release guide, this feature is not available with the current release 2202. It is planned to be available with a later release 2205.
       
  Added support for analytical reporting on supplier risk questionnaire responses [ARI-12974]
This feature adds a new SR Project Questionnaire Response reporting fact.  Ultimately this will replace the SR Project Survey Response reporting fact.
       

 

 

 

  Procurement
 
  Buying & Invoicing Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description
Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Ability to import requisitions with attachments using web services [CP-16368]
This feature enables the import of requisitions that contain header-level or line-level attachments using web services.
     
  Preventing addition or deletion of attachments from approved purchase requisitions [CP-18089]
Buyer organizations can use this feature to prevent the accidental or intentional, addition or deletion of attachments from approved purchase requisitions.
     
  Limits for the number of material line items in imported requisition [CP-18899]
This feature sets limits for the number of material line items that can be included in requisitions during import to 500.
     
  Supporting discount information in requisitions imported from SAP Fieldglass [SINV-13117]
With this feature, discount information in work orders and statements of work (SOWs) imported from SAP Fieldglass is supported and processed in the associated purchase requisitions and purchase orders in the SAP Ariba solution. Discount Amount and Discount Percentage field values can be imported and displayed in the associated purchase requisitions and purchase orders.
       
  Goods receipt-based invoice verification in SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing [SINV-5407]
Goods receipt-based invoice verification supports a delivery-based invoicing process, where suppliers create invoices based on shipments, and invoice quantities and prices are reconciled against receipts. Buyers can create multiple receipts for one shipment, so each invoice line can reference multiple receipts. This feature is for businesses that require invoices for certain goods to be based on the price and quantity at the time of shipping the goods rather than when the purchase order was placed. Previously, this feature was only available in SAP Ariba Invoice Management.
   

 
 

 

  Guided Buying
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  Feature Name & Description Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Improved accessibility for catalog screens [GB-11742]
Guided buying meets WCAG 2.1 level AA accessibility requirements on the pages that are widely used for catalog purchases.
       
  Support for sending inventory reservation requests from guided buying to SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the 2NV and the 3EN integration scenarios [GB-15594]
In the Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying (2NV) integration scenario and the Guided Buying for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying (‏3EN‏) integration scenario, buyers can create requests for inventory items in guided buying, and send these requests to SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Inventory items are items stocked by your organization, such as MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) items or items manufactured by your organization. Users see the available quantity of each item and can choose specific storage locations when ordering.

Related to feature IG-28803 
       
  Sending limit items in guided buying requests to SAP S/4HANA Cloud for the 3EN integration scenario or to SAP S/4HANA for the 2NV and 3EN integration scenarios [GB-17634]
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 or SAP S/4HANA. For SAP S/4HANA Cloud, this feature enables the capability to add limit items in guided buying requests for the Guided Buying for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying (‏3EN‏) integration scenario. For SAP S/4HANA, this feature enables the capability to add limit items in guided buying requests for the Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying (2NV) integration scenario and the Guided Buying for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying (‏3EN‏) integration scenario.
     
  Redesigned buying On-Behalf-Of experience [GB-7491]
When users buy on behalf of other users or locations, they can now change additional business entity values such as company code, purchasing unit, purchasing organization, plant, or ship to address. Previously, guided buying used the default values for the chosen user or business entity and didn't allow users to change them.
   

 
 

 

  Catalog & Spot Buy
Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description Automatically
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Configured
  KT NFA  
  Amazon Business available as a Spot Buy marketplace [SB-8474]
This feature allows you to expand your organization's purchasing options by allowing users to search for products on Amazon Business from within SAP Ariba Buying, SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, and guided buying.
   

 
 
  Support for importing catalog data directly from SAP ERP systems to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions [CM-5737]
With this feature, using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway, buyers can import catalog data directly from SAP ERP systems to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions without routing it through Ariba Network.

Related to feature IG-26991
       

 

 

 

  Business Network
 
  Procurement Collaboration Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description
Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Payment days late widget [BNA-2] - Supplier Feature 
The Payment days late widget calculates the Average Payment Days Late KPI and displays the number of paid invoices by the number of payment days late on a bar graph.  The data can be displayed for All customers or a specific customer and for payments received in the Last month, Last quarter, or Last 12 months.

Payment days late, in conjunction with the On-time payment rate and Paid invoices widgets, helps you identify the extent to which you are paid late. It also helps you understand the payment behaviors and patterns of your customers.

Note: This feature will not be immediately available to all SAP Business Network Suppliers with the SAP Ariba 2202 release on February 18.  It is planned to be rolled out in phases with 100% availability by Monday, March 14.
     
  Payment days late benchmark widget [BNA-7] - Supplier Feature 
The Payment days late benchmark widget calculates the average number of payment days late using the same calculation method as BNA-2: Payment days late KPI widget. It enables suppliers to compare the Average Payment Days Late KPI of their customers against the aggregate performance of the network by supplier region, buyer industry, and buyer performance quartile.

Note: This feature will not be immediately available to all SAP Business Network Suppliers with the SAP Ariba 2202 release on February 18.  It is planned to be rolled out in phases with 100% availability by Monday, March 28. 
     
  Allow buyers to view return shipments [CSC-27347]
This feature adds the Fulfillment > Extended Collaboration > Return  Shipments page for buyers. This page was previously only available for suppliers. Buyers can use this page to view their returned shipments.
     
  E-invoicing enhancements for Germany to support X-Rechnung invoices [NG-4694]
Ariba Network supports creating and processing of X-Rechnung invoices to address relevant German B2G regulations, if the buyer activates this feature. In this case, the X-Rechnung invoice issued in the Ariba Network shall constitute the legal invoice, whereas the cXML file is used only for data transfer and processing purposes. Both files are derived from the same data.  The X-Rechnung invoice is available under the Attachment(s) section. As the cXML does not constitute as a legal invoice (as compared to Ariba Network German invoice processing for German invoices), it will not be digitally signed.
     
  E-mail channel enabled for external CFDI documents for Mexico [NG-4793]
Buyers on Ariba Network who use the Mexico Tax Invoice add-on, can now receive inbound invoices from suppliers via e-mail. Suppliers need to send their invoices as an attachment to the following e-mail ID, invoicereceiver-prod@ansmtp.ariba.com.

Ariba Network accepts the e-mail with CFDI document as an attachment and processes the CFDI invoice document to the relevant buyer using the Tax ID in the attached invoice.  By product recommendation, up to 10 CFDI files can be attached to each email for processing.
       
  Allow suppliers to send information purposes only invoices [NP-29885]
Buyer administrators can choose to make the "Information Purposes Only" checkbox visible (or not) to their suppliers by enabling a business rule in the buyers' Ariba Network accounts. The business rule that is introduced is "Allow invoices for information purposes" and is unchecked by default. Suppliers will now be able to view and mark an invoice as an "Information Purposes Only" invoice only if their buyers enable this business rule.
       
  Allow buyers to require invoice attachments for supplier groups or suppliers in a specific country/region [NP-29886]
Previously, buyers had the option to require suppliers to send invoice attachments. Suppliers had to add attchments to invoices and credit memos as configured by buyers on Ariba Network.

Now, buyers can choose to require supplier groups or suppliers in a specific country/region to send invoice attachments by enabling the corresponding invoice rules in Ariba Network. The rule Require suppliers to send invoice attachments requires supplier groups or suppliers in a specific country/region to include attachments when they create invoices. The rule Require suppliers to send credit memo attachments requires supplier groups or suppliers in a specific country/region to include attachments when they create credit memos against purchase orders or invoices.
       
  Allow buyers to specify if invoice date must be after the purchase order date [NP-29887]
Previously, suppliers on Ariba Network had the ability to send an invoice with a date prior to the date on the purchase order to their buyers on Ariba Network.

Now, by enabling a new business rule in their Ariba Network accounts, buyers can specify if an invoice date must mandatorily be on or after the purchase order date. The business rule that is introduced is "Require invoice date to not be before the order date". Therefore, suppliers will now be able to send an invoice with a date prior to the date on the purchase order only if their buyers have this rule disabled in their Ariba Network accounts. Note: This rule is not checked by default.
       
  Enforcing suppliers to enter at most one instance of VAT or GST per category [NP-29892]
Previously, suppliers in Ariba Network were allowed to enter more than one instance of tax for VAT and GST for various categories such as allowances, charges, shipping costs, and so on at the header and line level of invoices. Now, buyers can enforce their suppliers in Ariba Network to enter at most one instance of tax (VAT and GST) for such categories at the header and line level of invoices, thus avoiding the duplication of taxes for the same category. For buyers to achieve this control, they can enable a business rule that reads Require suppliers to enter only one instance of VAT or GST category at the header and line-item level for charges, allowances, shipping costs, and special handling costs. This rule is disabled by default.

Buyers in Ariba Network can extend this rule to their supplier groups and to their country-based invoicing rules.
       
  Buyer report for supplier legal profile status [NP-30120]
Ariba Network already provides a legal profile, as part of its tax invoice functionality, for suppliers to set up their company registration information (for example, GST ID in Singapore) currently in Hungary, India, Italy, and Singapore. These countries use a clearance model wherein the invoice generated in Ariba Network, along with this tax information, has to be cleared by the tax authority before being issued to the buyer. Because this is a prerequisite for generating tax invoices in these countries, it impacts the audit on the buyer side if it requires tax invoices.

Previously, buyers did not have visibility into the legal profile setup status of suppliers that they have a trading relationship with. Now, this functionality is being provided through a new legal profile report that can be manually run or scheduled. Buyers can filter the report for all or some of these countries, and also specifically filter only the supplier addresses that do not have a legal profile set up. Using this report, buyers can ensure that they receive only tax invoices by alerting suppliers who have not configured legal profiles for their company addresses in these countries.
       
  Enhanced invoice transaction workbench for suppliers [NP-30610] - Supplier Feature 
Invoice-based workbench tiles have been enhanced with additional filters, columns, and available actions. Users can now group columns on invoice-based workbench tiles and export the tile data. The Credit memos, Debit memos, Draft invoices, Paid invoices, Overdue invoices (Approved), and Overdue invoices (Unapproved) tiles are now available on the homepage and Workbench.

Note: This feature will not be immediately available to all SAP Business Network Suppliers with the SAP Ariba 2202 release on February 18.  It is planned to be rolled out in phases with 100% availability by Monday, March 21.
       
  Enhancement of DQM string checker [NS-12104]
This feature introduces DQM string checker validation for Contact name on the profile page.
       
  Post-login reminder to update the Profile fields [NS-15521]
This feature introduces post login reminders to update the profile information so that business partner have reliable information for screening and billing.

Note: This feature will not be immediately available to all SAP Business Network Suppliers with the SAP Ariba 2202 release on February 18.  It is planned to be rolled out in phases with 100% availability by Monday, March 15. 
       
  Web assistant for buyers and suppliers in Ariba Network [NS-7308]
This feature introduces Web assistant help in the Ariba Network interface for both buyers and suppliers. Web assistant is a tool to give buyers and suppliers information they need from right within the application. Web assistant help is available as in-context help accessible by clicking the question mark icon at the top right corner of the user's home page.
     
  CSV upload of discount offer configuration [PAY-5416]
Discount offer configurations can be uploaded or downloaded in CSV format. This makes it easier for buyers to upload and migrate configurations to production.
     
  Prompts to set up early payment email notifications [PAY-5420] - Supplier Feature 
Ariba Network now prompts you to set up early payment email notifications to keep you updated on early payment offers. If you have set up instant email notifications and have received more than 5 instant notifications in the last business day, Ariba Network prompts you to set up daily summary notifications to avoid sending you too many notifications.

Note: This feature will not be immediately available to all SAP Business Network Suppliers with the SAP Ariba 2202 release on February 18.  It is planned to be rolled out in phases with 100% availability by Monday, March 14.
     
  Send user's phone number to partner when selecting pre-qualified offers in SAP Supplier Financing [PAY-7092] - Supplier Feature 
Supplier Financing now displays the user’s phone number, from their SAP Business Network profile, under the menu Settings. This phone number is sent along with the user’s email and name to the financing partner upon selection of a pre-qualified offer the partner has issued for further processing of the financing request.
       
  Ability to prioritize buyer-initiated discount offers over payment term offers [PAY-7352]
Buyers might want to obtain an additional early payment discount by passing a pre-existing discount amount to Ariba Network. However, if a payment term offer applies, no additional discount can be obtained. Therefore, Ariba Network now allows buyers to optionally prioritize Buyer-Initiated Discount Offers over any payment term offers.
     
  Configuring retention period and managing deletion of revoked users in Ariba Network [REGAN-5265]
Ariba Network users can request the administrator of their account to remove their personal information from the system. This is called a revocation request. If the request is approved, users cannot log in to Ariba Network any longer, and their personal information is no longer visible to other users.
       
  Support for additional invoicing actions from Workbench order tiles [SA-14871] - Supplier Feature 
You can now create credit memos, line-item credit memos, and line-item debit memos from order-based Workbench tiles.

Note: This feature will not be immediately available to all SAP Business Network Suppliers with the SAP Ariba 2202 release on February 18.  It is planned to be rolled out in phases with 100% availability by Monday, March 21.
     
  Trading partner marketing profile [SA-26716] - Supplier Feature 
The new trading partner marketing profile helps suppliers win more business by standing out to potential customers across the entire SAP Business Network.

Note: This feature will not be immediately available to all SAP Business Network Suppliers with the SAP Ariba 2202 release on February 18.  It is planned to be rolled out in phases with 100% availability by Monday, April 15.
     
  Component Shipment report and field additions to Open Orders report [CSC-18313]
This feature adds the Component Shipment report type in Excel for buyers and suppliers who are enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration. This feature also adds more functionality to the Open Orders report type for both buyers and suppliers.
       

 

  Supply Chain Collaboration
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  Feature Name & Description Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Component Shipment report and field additions to Open Orders report [CSC-18313]
This feature adds the Component Shipment report type in Excel for buyers and suppliers who are enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration. This feature also adds more functionality to the Open Orders report type for both buyers and suppliers.
       
  Extend order confirmation deviation approval process to scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases [CSC-18834]
This feature extends the order confirmation deviation approval process to scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases.
       
  Generate email notifications when order confirmation tolerance deviations need approval [CSC-20519]
This feature adds email notifications when order confirmation tolerance deviations need approval. Emails are sent to buyers to let them know there are deviation alerts to address.
       
  Generic framework for upload and download - ship notice [CSC-2325] - Supplier Feature 
With this feature, suppliers enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration can download a ship notice template in Excel format and create ship notices for multiple orders by editing and uploading the downloaded template.
   

 
 
  Display line items in orders up to 2 MB [CSC-25694]
For buyers who are enabled for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration, the Ariba Network user interface for buyers can now show line items in orders up to 2 MB. This change applies to purchase orders, scheduling agreements, and scheduling agreement releases.
       
  Formula-editor elements to reference past key-figure values [CSC-26481]
This feature adds elements to the key figure formula editor. You can now create formulas referencing the same key figure in the previous time bucket. You can also create formulas referencing another key figure in the previous time bucket.
       
  Delivery execution data analytics story [NP-27291]
This feature introduces the Delivery execution data analytics story. Delivery execution story presents a high-level overview of the suppliers in terms of delivery of ordered goods measured against requested delivery dates and ordered quantities. Dates and quantities in receipts are compared against requested delivery dates and quantities in purchase orders to assess delivery execution. A delivery is considered to be on time if the receipt date is earlier than or same as the requested delivery date, and it is considered to be in full if the received quantity is same as the requested quantity. A delivery is considered to be perfect if it is both on time and in full.
     

 

 

 

  Integration
 
  Extensibility & Configurability - APIs Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description
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On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  List of deprecated and decommissioned APIs on developer portal [OPEC-6636]
Displays a list of deprecated and decommissioned APIs on the developer portal. Each API that has one or more versions in the Deprecated or Decommissioned states appears on this list. Users can drill down within a listed API to see the deprecated and decommissioned versions. Clicking View active version opens the discovery page for the active version of the selected API.
       
  Enabling multi-factor authentication for the SAP Ariba developer portal [OPEC-8022]
Implements multi-factor authentication (MFA) when authenticating via single sign-on (SSO) from SAP ID Service to the SAP Ariba developer portal. With the implementation of MFA, authentication to the developer portal is performed exclusively via SSO, eliminating the ability to enter username/password credentials.  SAP Ariba customer organization admin users seeking to add, edit, and delete users do so via the user management link available on the portal.
   

 
 
  Support for User Profile in Document Approval API [PLAF-1513]
Adds user profiles to the list of approvable document types supported by the Document Approval API.
   

 
  Requester and Preparer available as filterable fields in Operational Reporting API for Procurement [PLCS-2801]
When working with requisitions in the Operational Reporting API for Procurement, it is now possible to filter on the Requester and Preparer fields.
       

 

  Cloud Integration Gateway
Enablement Model   Learn More  
  Feature Name & Description Automatically
On
Customer
Configured
  KT NFA  
  Integration support for sending ERP-initiated ERS invoices from SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the 42K integration scenario [IG-15153]
With this feature, buyers can create ERP-initiated ERS invoices on SAP S/4HANA Cloud and send them to Ariba Network through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
     
  Support for Peppol service integration for invoices and StatusUpdateRequest [IG-16489] - Supplier Feature
This feature supports Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line (Peppol) service integration for invoices and StatusUpdateRequest using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. The Peppol integration is currently supported only for Germany and Belgium. Peppol is a project initiated by the European Commission to develop an EU wide eProcurement technology standard.  Each Peppol transaction includes two document attachments for download, one in HTML and the other in UBL BIS 3.0 XML format. Peppol transactions use BusinessPartnerID as sender/receiver ID instead of Ariba Network ID (ANID).
       
  Integration support for invoices in XRechnung format [IG-17648] - Supplier Feature 
This feature adds support for integrating the XRechnung format for invoices using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. XRechnung is the standard format for electronic invoices that are exchanged with public clients in Germany.
       
  Support for importing catalog data directly from SAP ERP systems to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions [IG-26991]
With this feature, using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway, buyers can import catalog data directly from SAP ERP systems to SAP Ariba Procurement solutions without routing it through Ariba Network.

Related to feature CM-5737
       
  Enhancements to support order confirmation approval for scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases [IG-28023]
This feature provides integration for order confirmation approval for scheduling agreements and scheduling agreement releases. It also provides enhancement to support the integration of mapping Supplier part ID, header comments, item comments, and item deviation reasons from Ariba Network to SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA for purchase orders, scheduling agreements, and scheduling agreement releases.
       
  Support for standardization of Unit of Measurement for integration with Ariba Network [IG-28208]
This feature supports standardization of the Unit of Measurement (UOM) for integration with Ariba Network through SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
       
  Integration support for inventory reservation requests sent to SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the 2NV and the 3EN integration scenarios [IG-28803]
For the Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying (2NV) integration scenario and the Guided Buying for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying (‏3EN‏) integration scenario, this feature adds integration support for sending inventory reservation requests from guided buying to SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.

Related to feature GB-15594 
       
  Integration support for batch managed materials in Component Ship Notice (Outbound Delivery) and Advance Ship Notice (Inbound Delivery) in 5I2 and 42K integration scenarios [IG-29988]
With this feature, details of batch-managed materials are included for subcontracting components in Component Ship Notice (Outbound Delivery) and Advance Ship Notice (Inbound Delivery) in the 5I2 integration scenario, and for finished materials in Advance Ship Notice (Inbound Delivery) in 5I2 and 42K integration scenarios.
       
  Support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia data center in SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [IG-30122]
With this feature, new and existing buyers and suppliers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) can connect their SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway account to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia data center for hosting the business data of Ariba Network and SAP Ariba solutions.
       
  Support for exporting business data in SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway [IG-30220]
With this feature, customers using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway for integration can export their business data from SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway to a local system or network, in an appropriate compressed file format. This feature is helpful to customers when they switch from one SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway data center to another, change service providers, or stop a specific service for a certain period.
     
  Support for deploying custom mapping [IG-30338]
With this feature, buyers can do the following tasks in the test and production environments in SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway:

- Deploy custom mapping
- Upgrade custom mapping to the latest version
- Revert custom mapping to an earlier version
- Undeploy custom mapping
       
  Support for importing bill of materials into Ariba Network [IG-30682]
With this feature, buyers can import bill of materials (BOM) from the buyer’s ERP system to Ariba Network using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway.
       
  Support for warehouse stock transfer shipment advice in the ASC-X12 (943) as inbound document routing format [IG-31247] - Supplier Feature 
This feature adds a new document type (943) in the ASC-X12 document routing format to support the stock transport order (STO) process warehouse stock transfer shipment advice messages. Suppliers on Ariba Network can use the warehouse stock transfer shipment advice to inform a third-party warehouse management system or a third-party logistics provider that they are sending goods to a remote warehouse or that it is OK to accept returns from a buyer.
       
  Support for warehouse stock transfer receipt advice in the ASC-X12 (944) as inbound document routing format [IG-31249] - Supplier Feature 
This feature adds a new document type (944) in the ASC-X12 document routing format to support the stock transport order (STO) process warehouse receipt advice messages. A third-party decentralized warehouse management system or a third-party logistics provider can use the warehouse stock transfer receipt advice to inform a supplier on Ariba Network that the goods have been received for storage and that the delivery information has been verified.
       
  Enhancements to goods receipt-based invoice verification in SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing [IG-32627]
This feature enhances the integration of the goods receipt-based invoice verification feature by extending the support for manual and electronic invoices, allowing buyers to choose appropriate receipts during the invoice reconciliation process.
       
  Support for integration and exception monitoring of SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway transactions and events through SAP Cloud ALM [IG-33198]
With this feature, SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway buyers can use the SAP Cloud ALM for Operations for integration and exception monitoring. This can be used to monitor SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway transaction events and exceptions.
     
  Test Central for buyer regression testing [IG-33369]
With the Test Central framework, buyers can automate end-to-end testing of use cases using previously generated documents or transactions, re-rerun the test cases, and generate a report on results. Using Test Central benefits buyers in:

- Reducing testing timelines and accelerating regression testing
- Evaluating the impact of upgrades using support packs, customizations, and XSLT mapping changes
       
  Enhancement to service sheets for displaying the service number in a designated field in the ERP system [IG-33572]
With this enhancement, the service sheets from Ariba Network that are posted on the ERP system display the service numbers in the designated field.
       
  Integration support for serialized finished materials in Advance Ship Notice (Inbound Delivery) in 5I2 and 42K integration scenarios [IG-33860]
With this feature, suppliers can create Advance Ship Notice on Ariba Network with serial numbers for finished materials and buyers can integrate those with Inbound Delivery in SAP S/4 HANA Cloud in 5I2 and 42K integration scenarios.
       

 


This information reflects the status of SAP Ariba's planning as of January 2022 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.
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