Ariba Sourcing has powerful functionality that allows the Buying team to set up pre-grading constraints for close-ended questions (yes/no, true/false, multiple choice).


The team assigns weights and scores to the questions that are calculated in real-time as suppliers respond. There is also a team grading functionality that allows team members to grade subjective answers after the event. The site calculates a score based on the team consensus. This can be combined with any pre-grading that has been established.


Ariba recommends your team review the scoring system together before suppliers submit their answers so the team understands the weighting of each question and their role providing grades. (This functionality can also be utilized with the SPQ).


Rachel McDowell 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.