Hi, I use the search functionality frequently in Ariba Spend Management (11s2) and would like to highlight a point.
After performing a search on sourcing "events" (RFI/RFP/Auction), you click on the event from the search results and then select either 'Monitor' or 'View Details', etc to open the respective event. On the following page, you will then find a "Back" link with which you can again return back to the search results (you need not perform the search again).
Now, when you are performing a search for "projects" (sourcing, contracts, etc...), and when you open a project in the same way, you do not have the "Back" link to take you back to the search results. This is really frustrating as I have to perform searches repeatedly which takes lot of time.
I hope that this feature (inclusion of a "Back" link) is included in the next release and is valid for all search types.
Do voice your thoughts on this...
Yes, I would agree with that.
Now, what we do to overcome that (just a litlle bit) is:
The above is by far not optimal but, for the moment it's the best we could invent.
Have put in an enhancement request 1-BKQ80V (if you find this worthwhile then I'd suggest you also put in such enhancement request, then at least there's a chance they pick it up...).
Hi Andre & Erwin.....
I am an Administrator & Event Manager in our Center of Excellence....which our team of two...runs all the events for our sourcing managers....as well a all user & supplier set up & administration...reporting, etc. Daily I open multiple browser windos to open multiple sessions to either keep administration...a current live event...maybe a search window...and maybe one I am building open so I can jump back and forth.
I too have entered an enhancement request to have the ability to have multiple windows open in one session.
Have a great weekend!
This isn't supported or anything, but in most configurations, you can have multiple windows open if you follow these rules:
1) Do not click New Window.
2) Do not click New Tab.
3) Do not say Open in New Window.
4) To get your 2nd window, go back to the browser icon on your desktop (or wherever) and run it.
This won't work for everybody (there are a few settings that will disallow this), but for most folks it'll work. Using two browsers (IE and Firefox, for example) is another good solution, as suggested above.
The problem with having multiple Ariba sessions is common accross many web based applications, its not just an Ariba problem. If your curious as to why, here is a nice ariticle the covers the detials a bit.
The article reference an effective solution which is what I currently use.
Solution> Applicable to most of the newer versions of IE:
1st: Make sure the Menu bar on your browser is visible. You should have options such as "File","Edit","View","Favorites","Tools"
2nd: Select "File" >> "New Session:"
3rd:.. Thats it :-)
IE will automatically open up a new window that is based on a new browser session. With the new session window you can log into the same Ariba instnace, or a different Ariba instance, and the two windows will not conflict with one another. You can continue to open up more sessions as needed.
Good luck keeping track of all those Ariba windows now :-)