If you are planning on attending Ariba LIVE, make sure to arrive early on Monday, March 17th for hands-on pre-conference training.


In session #3, titled, “Ariba Sourcing Event Management Advanced Features and Discovery,” Ariba Sourcing Pro users learn advanced functionality in order to get the most out of their Ariba Sourcing Pro module. Through a combination of lecture and demonstration, users have the opportunity to learn about these sophisticated functions. Features covered include:

  • Ariba Discovery: Learn about the benefits of Discovery, including how the matching process works and best practices on how to maximize the value of each posting.
  • Scoring in Ariba Sourcing Pro: Learn how scoring works through topics ranging from buyer setup (including weights, importance, target grade, and pre-graded vs. post-graded questions), to grading an event as a team grader, and completing the process as a project owner, using the Adjust Grade for Consensus option.
  • Data Import/Export using Excel: Save time! And learn tips and tricks for using Microsoft Excel to quickly load data into your sourcing events. Also, learn how to extract data results quickly for a side-by-side analysis of your event results.
  • Custom Offline Response Sheet: Learn how to handle events that go beyond system limitations by using this advanced method of collecting and mapping of data.
  • Sourcing Library: Standardize event content and format by taking advantage of the Sourcing Library. Learn how to add event from the library and help reduce cycle times.




Visit the Ariba LIVE Pre-Conference Training site to learn more and to register.



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