Previously in Ariba Spend Visibility, only one custom taxonomy was possible. With the introduction of our latest feature, Additional Custom Category Taxonomies, you can have two or more. Perhaps you need a different procurement taxonomy to help drive savings for your organization. Or maybe you need an industry-specific perspective such as retail, energy, telecom, and so on. Whatever you choose, you have the flexibility to analyze your organization's spend with as many as five taxonomies in parallel: The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC), the Ariba Classification Taxonomy (ACT) and up to three user-defined custom taxonomies.
What does it take to implement a custom taxonomy? Three components are necessary - a taxonomy, a crosswalk and administrative support. Each of these is explained in more detail below.
For more information about Additional Custom Category Taxonomies, see the Ariba Applications Q3 2016 Release Guide, which will be published on Help@Ariba with the general availability of this release.