As the Director of Procurement Marketing for Ariba, I’m sorry to hear you are having challenges. Ariba 9r1 has repeatedly been integrated to SAP with successful deployments of blanket PO’s, Services spend management, and other far more complex purchasing and spend management situations. We would be happy to provide you the guidance and direction necessary to successfully meet your business needs. I will be asking a Director from our 9r1 strategy team to reach out to you within the next day so that we can better understand your issue and help you bring this to a quick and successful resolution.
2015 update: SAP has release an Add-On to the SAP Business Suite covering PO limit items and their processing with Ariba Network all the way through invoicing. According to the SAP product documentation, the following line item types are supported by SAP Add-On and Ariba Network:
- Standard items
- Third-party items
- Limit items
- Service items.
Certain restrictions apply, please refer to the most recent Administrator's Guide on help.sap.com: http://help.sap.com/se4aribanet10sp07?current=erp-addons
If you were looking for a quick and easy way to integrate SAP ERP with the Ariba Network for PO and Invoice automation or Discount Management, an SAP Rapid-Deployment solution is available to you for download at service.sap.com/public/rds-ariba.