I reviewed the information you posted in this thread. I believe the questions you posed would be something that can be best answered by our Technical Support team here at Ariba. I noticed that you were not Designated Support Contact for your account with us, but I would like to recommend that you follow up internally to log a Service Request via our Connect site outlining the issues you mentioned below. Support will be able to review the issue and assist you in determining a resolution moving forward. Please let me know if you have any questions concerning the SR logging process.
Team Captain, Ariba Technical Resolution Team