eForms and dForms are data-entry pages that can be used to both expand your ability to collect additional information and add special processing according to a business process. eForms relate to the downstream productions (procurement, Invoice, etc.) and dForms relate to upstream (sourcing, contracts, etc.) At the current time, both are only able to be prepared by Ariba.
From your brief description, it sounds like something that would work for you - create a Supplier Information Collection d-Form which, depending on where you are in the system, could be completed by the user and then sent to the Supplier Management group by having a review task on the form.
I will attach a couple examples of what d-forms might look like.
Sorry, looks like i can't add a jpg directly to this post Message was edited by: Sharon Horton, PMP
Sharon....thanks for following up on this so quickly. Please shoot the info over to me and I will make sure that Sean gets it!