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: If we provide Estimated Award Date, will supplier come to know or is this information is just for the Buyer?

Answer:  This information will be displayed to the Supplier.


Question:  Are the templates standard or can they be specific for each customer?

Answer:  Sourcing Pro allows for customization of the templates, Sourcing Basic does not.


Question:  Is there a way to filter the suppliers that can respond to discovery?

Answer: Using the Commodity, Location, Amount Range, you can narrow down what you are looking for for your project.


Question:  How do we insert information from an Excel spreadsheet as part of the content rather than as an attachment?

Answer: By using the Import Excel feature.  You have to use the Ariba Excel template in order to import the information back in.


Question:  What happened if we want to add a Vendor who is not in the supplier base?

Answer:  Go through the steps of "Create New Participant" via the event, OR if you have the appropriate permissions, go into Administration and create the new supplier company and contacts from there.