3 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2011 1:04 PM by Russ Stebbins

    Taking Discounts in Buyer Purchase Requisitions

    Heidi Sturm Novice

      Is it possible in Ariba to open up the ability to add a Discount line on a Purchase Requisition?  We currently have this on the invoice side, but would like it on the Buying side as well.  Anyone done this in Ariba Buyer?

        • Re: Taking Discounts in Buyer Purchase Requisitions
          Russ Stebbins Master

          Heidi,

           

          I am curious how that would work.  Contract Compliance has discount terms if you could build the PO from the contract terms.  Could you explain the use case?

            • Re: Taking Discounts in Buyer Purchase Requisitions
              Heidi Sturm Novice

              Often times for IT HW category we get quotes from vendors that include a discount amount.  It would be nice to capture this discount in the PO reporting, so we can use this for future negotiations on other products.  If we just handle it at the Invoice level, then we would need to get the full approval on the PO side and then let the supplier enter in the discount on the invoice.  We would prefer to be able to apply a header discount to a Purchase Requisition and then get approvals for the true amount.  Then be able to track the discounts in place that the supplier had previously offered, would give us greater bargaining power with future spend. Any thoughts?  Is this already available OOB and perhaps we just need to turn it on?

                • Re: Taking Discounts in Buyer Purchase Requisitions
                  Russ Stebbins Master

                  That is logical.  The purpose would be less for the actual transaction but more for reporting and analysis.

                   

                  The contract compliance module allows you to discount the transaction but wouldn't be very useful for the analysis.  I suggest you put in an enhancement request through connect.  It may be be most useful in the collborative requistioning (n-bids and buy)