9r2 is coming, 9r2 is coming! Are you ready?
Ariba On-Premise Product’s 9r2 version is a well-planned, customer-driven release with impactful features. The process goes back to middle of 2012 and as of October, 2013 we have developed almost all the features for this version. As most of you would have heard in the recent On-Premise User Group, we have few more steps to go before releasing the product in Q2 2014.
In preparation of the release, we have planned a series of webinars to demonstrate and discuss each of the major features. These webinars will happen at 11:00 AM EST on alternate Thursdays, starting October 10th. (Holidays in between are exceptions.) We urge you, your team and your Ariba On-Premise product users to attend these webinars in order to derive maximum benefit from each feature!
The schedule is given below and you can register to each of this webinars using the individual registration link.The recordings of the webinar and the presentations used, if any, will be uploaded here as well.
Let the learning begin!
Update on 17th October, 2013
1. Mass Edit Workspaces webinar recording is available now. It is published in the discussion forum created for this feature. The link is provided in the table below.
2. There is a change in schedule for one of the webinars - Platform Compatibilities will now be moved from 14th November, 2013 to 5th December, 2013. It will be along with Workspace Audit Trail webinar.
3. Registration links for the next set of webinars will be published soon.
Update on 5th November, 2013
1. PO Close Enhancements and IR Rejection Handling webinar recording is available now. It is published in the discussion forum created for this feature. The link is provided in the table below.
2. Registration links for the next set of webinars till December is open now!
Update on 12th November, 2013
1. Cancellation of Purchase Orders webinar recording is available now. It is published in the discussion forum created for this feature. The link is provided in the table below.
Update on 26th November, 2013
1. Conditional Content webinar recording is available now. now. It is published in the discussion forum created for this feature. The link is provided in the table below.
2. Should you have any questions raise them in the respective feature discussion forums (whose links are in the below mentioned table)
- - Ariba On-Premise Product Management Team
Recordings and Discussion Forum for Feature
Mass Edit Workspaces
Mass Edit for Workspace feature will aid the users in performing operations like Editing Owners, Access Controls, custom field edits etc…. on hundreds of entities, in a simple 4 step process. This feature will considerably reduce the amount of time needed for these operations.
Enhanced Invoice Rejection Handling
Ariba Buyer 9r2 will introduce enhancements to invoice rejection handling, allowing for invoice teams to better communicate their reasons for invoice rejection to suppliers, to better track/report upon invoice rejection status, and increase the percentage of touch-less invoices.
PO Close Enhancements
Starting in Ariba Buyer 9r2, users will be able to close an order and simultaneously process the changes necessary to adjust the order quantities to accurately reflect what has been received.
Cancellation of Auto Received Purchase Orders
Ariba Buyer 9r2 introduces the ability to “flip” auto-received orders to manually receiving, allowing additional receiving precision. Orders that are auto-received can also be “flipped” after the auto-receipt takes place, allowing users to back out any auto-receiving as needed.
Conditional Content in Events and Supplier Profiles
The Conditional Content feature allows for the visibility of a question, section, attachment or a requirement can be controlled based on the responses to one or many earlier queries. Conditional Content, when applied at appropriate places, will help reducing the time spent on maintaining different templates which cater to different scenarios and will aid in more objective Surveys being conducted.
Workspace Audit Trail
Workspace Audit Trail feature provides a comprehensive, centralized Audit Logging functionality. Moreover the contents of Audit Trail will be exportable. This feature will be easy to use and will enable Full Auditing capability and provide for better SOX compliance.
What platforms will 9r2 be compatible with? This session will talk about this.
Supplier Organization Hierarchy
Organization Hierarchy feature allows definition of parent-child relationships between organizations. This functionality also allows customers to appropriately model the actual parent/child relationships within the system and allowing for analytical reporting upon those relationships.
This feature will improve overall supplier management capabilities
Process for creating a requisition with the same items for multiple locations will be streamlined, allowing users to use a pre-defined shipping template to define the locations to which an order can be shipped and providing a much faster process for defining multiple shipping locations
Queue Management provides a configurable, and backwards compatible, method of managing document approval and review workflows, enabling much more efficient processing of high-transaction volume documents.
Enhanced Requisition Order Import (EOE)
With Ariba Buyer 9r2, requisition import will be powered by Electronic Order Execution, enabling use of the powerful Ariba Consulting Field Release for all On-Premise Buyer customers!
Enhanced Data Archiving and Purging
Enhanced Data Archiving and Purging will address these performance concerns, be extended to Upstream, and will simultaneously provide organizations with the ability to extract and permanently delete data from their Ariba databases.
Enhanced APC Integration
Today, organizations can leverage APC as part of their Ariba Buyer catalog solution for standard purchases. With 9r2, tighter integration between Ariba Buyer and APC will allow organizations to leverage native catalog features both “in the cloud” and within their local Buyer catalogs.
Enhanced ASP Integration
With the release of 9r2/13s2, Ariba Buyer customers will be able to integrate to ASP On-Demand, allowing access to “services procurement within the cloud”. With ASP On-Demand integration, the benefits of a cloud-based solution are delivered to On-Premise customers.
With 9r2, Ariba applications will allow the use of Selenium for testing automation, providing the necessary “hooks” to drive the application in an automated fashion
Hybrid Universal Logout Support
Ariba Buyer 9r2 will enhance security by introducing a universal logout feature, allowing users to simultaneously close sessions in both On-Premise Ariba Buyer and On-Demand Strategic Sourcing/Contract Management
IP V6 Compatibility
Support for IPV6