Thank you to those of you who attended this Webinar.  Below are the questions from the sessions with their corresponding answers.  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: What is the use of initial and historic columns? Where the data from historic come from? Moreover if supplier has revised his offer, can we do the side by side comparison of the first submission and for the second submission at the same time?

Answer: The Historic and Initial values are entered when creating Lots and Line Items (Edit screen). Historic prices indicate what you are currently paying for a line item or lot. Historic prices are not shown to the suppliers, Initial/Ceiling values are. When a supplier submits their information, it overrides the values/bids from the first submission, you can see the Bid History for each supplier, however this information is not displayed side by side.

 

Question: When a supplier adds a comment, how could we be notified about it? because when a buyer adds a comment, the supplier is informed automaticaly, but it is not the case in the other way.

Answer: If a supplier uses the Messaging system within Ariba to send a comment/question, the buyer is notified via email and the notification is recorded in the Messages tab.

 

Question: After you have created an event and published it, can you change the name of the event?

Answer: Yes,  when you edit the event, go to the Summary step, click on the Actions menu on the top right, then select Edit Overview. You will be able to edit the title of the event along with other information.

 

Question: I saw in the pricing section that it is possible to ask more than 1 price for an item like item price,  transport price and administrative price. How do you that?

Answer: Those options were added as Terms within Line Items. These can be added to collect additional pricing on different components of the line item price or to even make up a price, depending on what you are trying to accomplish.