Ariba Network Integration for SAP Business Suite

Transforming Procurement with SAP Ariba

Any woodworker knows that a bond between two pieces of wood is always a point of weakness. Imagine you need to design a table top that is two meters long but you only have two one-meter planks. You can try dovetail cuts, adhesive, dowels, or brackets. You can then cover them up in laminate or lacquer. Maybe the customer will never know. But that join remains a point of weakness …

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Mapping Incoterms information on Ariba BSAO Adapter

Objective Currently, the standard Add On OOTB functionality does not display the IncoTerm information sent by ECC. It is outputted in the PO XML, as this is an OOTB functionality, but the information is not being displayed on the PO. XML Output:   In the PO, the information is not displayed:   This blog’s intention is to provide a code fix at header level to override this issue in the …

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Keeping Procurement Cheerful: AI and Corporate Gift-Giving

In honor of the holiday season, we’re keeping Intelligent Procurement festive with a look at AI’s potential to impact on the annual tradition of corporate gift-giving. Just because these gifts aren’t your typical indirect spend items doesn’t mean that they need to be handled outside of a good, structured process. Maverick spend – even during the holidays – is not approved by Santa. Not to worry: SAP Ariba’s here to …

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BSAO – SOAMANAGER Configuration – a visual guide

Objective This post aims to provide a visual guide to the Web Services configuration part of the Ariba Network Integration for SAP Business Suit Adapter (BSAO). This configuration is done in transaction SOAMANAGER. Please note that the ABAP web services runtime configurations, bgRFC Configurations and STRUST certificate import on your SAP ERP system must be already complete before proceeding with SAOMANAGER configuration. Also, please be sure to follow the steps …

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BSAO – Installation & Upgrade tutorial

This guide is valid for new installations and upgrades of the Ariba Network  Integration for SAP Business Suite [SAP Add-On Adapter] on SAP ECC, SRM or SNC that are not using SAP Solution Manager. The complete documentation on the installation of the Add-On can be found at: https://help.sap.com/bni The Installation Note 1841471 can be found at: https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/0001841471 Step 1: Download the software Go to https://launchpad.support.sap.com and download the Initial version and Maintenance versions for the Ariba Network …

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Ariba Remit to ID mapping to SAP Invoicing Party

Overview SAP ECC and S/4 Invoice have a concept of Invoicing Party when creating an MM Invoice. The Ariba Network and Ariba Purchasing and Invoicing (P2P, Invoice Pro) has a similar concept, but it is called Remit To ID. On a scenario where a customer has multiple Invoice Parties (addresses) for a single Vendor, we want the integrated SAP ERP and Ariba solution to handle as the following: If the …

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Adding leading zeroes to the Vendor ID credentials

Objective By default the BSAO Adapter sends cXML messages with the Vendor ID as displayed on SAP systems. Without leading leading zeroes when the Vendor ID is a number. Internally, at the database level, the Vendor ID is saved with leading zeroes (on numeric values) due to a alphanumeric conversion that occurs on he system. If we are using only Ariba’s Document Automation or Supply Chain Collaboration solutions, we do …

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Transforming Procurement with SAP Ariba

Any woodworker knows that a bond between two pieces of wood is always a point of weakness. Imagine you need to design a table top that is two meters long but you only have two one-meter planks. You can try dovetail cuts, adhesive, dowels, or brackets. You can then cover them up in laminate or lacquer. Maybe the customer will never know. But that join remains a point of weakness …

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It’s Time for Corporate Spending to Manage Itself

The past few months have shown that natural disasters such as fires and hurricanes can wreak havoc on our lives, devastating regions and destroying homes. For our businesses, they can also disrupt supply chains and impact operations. But what if you could predict the occurrence of a disaster, anticipate its impact, and act preemptively to avoid any disruption to a production line or your business operations? What the world considers …

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Ariba Integration Suite 1.0 for ECC 6.0 – Direct Connectivity (without middleware) for Supplier integration

Hello,   if you have read the blog Part 1 – How to hook up Ariba and SAP Business Suite in less than “an hour” using SAP adapter without middleware by Vijay Vital, you have seen the point “SOA Manager is configured” under “Prerequisites”. Today I want to explain how to configure the relevant webservices in transaction SOAMANAGER for Ariba supplier integration. As a basis I used “Supplier’s Guide for SP14 of ERP …

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