You have heard a lot about recent enhancements that Ariba has been making to their solutions. The focus of this Week's Knowledge Nugget is the 11s1 Release which is headed your way in April/May 2011. Whether you are new to Ariba or are a solution-veteran, it is important to take time to understand what is coming in this new release and how it may impact your processes. On Demand upgrades are rolled out simultaneously to all impacted solutions, and like your local mail carrier... neither rain, nor sleet nor unprepared customers will stop this release.

 

Ariba has changed the way that we do upgrades. We now have more frequent and more focused releases. The first step for you to prepare for this release is to review the Early Access Program on Connect and to sign up for the Early Access Program.


Go to ARIBA CONNECT to register > Select EARLY ACCESS TAB > REGISTER


On March 1 and 2 Ariba will be hosting Feature Preview Webinars to introduce you to the new functionality coming in 11s1:


Release 11s1 Feature Webinar Series (all references are to US Pacific Standard Time / GM-8):


All Solutions: Ariba Release 11s1 Feature Preview - Enhanced Multi-Fact Reporting

This session will be offered twice:

Tuesday, March 1 7:00 - 8:30 am

Tuesday, March 1 4:00 - 5:30 pm

 

Ariba Contract Pro, Sourcing Pro and Supplier Performance Management:

Ariba Release 11s1 Feature Preview - Task and dForm Document Process Improvements

Wednesday, March 2 7:00 - 8:00 am

 

Sourcing:

Ariba Release 11s1 Feature Preview - Savings Form Allocation Improvements

Wednesday, March 2 9:00 - 9:30 am

 

Spend Visibility:

Ariba Release 11s1 Feature Preview - Supplier Enrichment Information Enhancements

Wednesday, March 2 10:00 - 10:30 am

 

Many of you have already registered for the Early Access Program and kudos to you - we appreciate your preparation. If you are not sure how these will impact you - please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or Account Executive, or attend the pertinent webinars.

 

Early Access Timeline

 

Timeline (subject to change)
February 17, 2011Release 11s1 Early Access Program Overview Webinar
March 1 - 2, 2011Release 11s1 Feature Webinar Series
March 11, 2011Deadline for Release 11s1 Early Access Applications
March 21 to April 8, 2011Release 11s1 Early Access Exploration Window Open To Participants
April 8, 2011Release 11s1 Early Access Exploration Window Ends
April 22, 2011Summary Feedback Due on Release 11s1 EA Program (survey invitations will be sent to Primary EA Contacts)
April/May 2011Ariba On-Demand Release 11s1 Deployment

Be Sure Visit Ariba Connect for the most current, up-to-date information on Early Access and 11s1

 

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FAQ for 11s1 Early Access

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Beverly Dunn is a Customer Success Manager with Ariba. All customers are invited to join the private Customer Success group on Ariba Exchange, where you can access the Customer Success  Spotlights, Lunch 'n Learn Webinar calendar and replays, and the Ariba  Knowledge Nuggets.