One of the possible options would be to configure your Buyer application such that when a invoice is loaded the application validates the tax on invoice line items. When the invoice does not contain any tax for items where its expected then calculate use tax.
Dont think any solution OOTB can read attachments. Whether its Buyer or any application the issue is:
Do you create orders where the shipping information is not certain till the product is ready to be shipped? It should be common in Marketing.
If ship locations cannot be identified at the time of order; what process is followed to capture the multiple ship locations on the invoice?
How is use-tax accrued in such cases?
Yes, there's no OOTB option to read and process attachments. You would need to extend the OOTB Invoice recon. engine and build an XLS parser in your custom code to process the attachments and calculate the use tax.
Thank you for your response. My intent was not to restrict solutions to Ariba. My question was:
- Are there other business options to handle drop ship taxes WITHOUT using attachments?
- How do other companies handle such situations?
It does not matter whether one uses Oracle / SAP or Ariba - the handling of taxes is not unique.