Thank you to those of you who attended this Webinar.  Below are a few of the questions from the sessions with their corresponding answers.  The full list of questions and answers from the session is attached to this post.  Please feel free to use Ariba Exchange to respond to this post and interact with your peers.  We look forward to speaking with you again in a future session!

 

Question: Is there a way to generate a report to include all types of contract workspaces (Internal, Procurement, and Sales)?

Answer:   Yes, simply select "general workspace" as your fact table.

 

Question: Is there a way to run a report to show the list of all the documents that are uploaded in the document tab of the Contract Workspace? The reason for asking this question is, this would help us in migrating contracts easily.

Answer: No, currently there is no functionality to report on documents.

 

Question: Can you generate a report of the items in a Contract Workspace?

Answer: Yes, you can report on fields in a contract workspace using the Contract workspace fact tables or report on tasks in the workflow by selecting the project task fact table if that is what you mean by items.

 

Question: products in a contract/project

Answer: This would be a field on the Sales Contract workspace and "yes" is it reportable.

 

Question: Can we run a report to capture approval duration of a particular project?

Answer: Yes, you can report on this by using the project task fact table and reporting on the approval tasks by using the name or type of the task as page filters.  Then, you can use "average duration" as your measure field.  This will calculate the number of days it took to complete a task.  For an approval task, this would mean the amount of days between when the approval task was submitted and when it was finally approved.