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.


  1. Are you familiar with  the Ariba Supplier Network
  2. What is your Ariba  Network Identification Number?
  3. Do you know if you  are transacting with other Buyers over the Ariba Supplier Network?
  4. Do you support  Punchouts and/or CIFs.
  5. How are you invoicing  (CXML/EDI, Po-Flip, etc)
  6. How you configured to  receive Purchase Orders
  7. Will you participate  via the ASN in order to align & support our business commerce  objectives?