We have had several clients inquire on if, and what questions they should include in their RFPs to ensure that suppliers are aligned with their business commerce objectives. The questions below will determine a suppliers capabilities on the Network.
Are you familiar with the Ariba Supplier Network
What is your Ariba Network Identification Number?
Do you know if you are transacting with other Buyers over the Ariba Supplier Network?
Do you support Punchouts and/or CIFs.
How are you invoicing (CXML/EDI, Po-Flip, etc)
How you configured to receive Purchase Orders
Will you participate via the ASN in order to align & support our business commerce objectives?