I'm seeking the same...anyone?
Well, Am Ariba functional consultant for the Construction/Real estate for the Sourcing / Procurement. Right now, we are doing full cycle both upstream n downstream on ARIBA on demand 11s1 in one of our client location. We are able to execute Pre tender n Post tender in construction projects but there are some limitations where we can overcome by customize the process where cost implications will be there, but overall Ariba is working fine with the construction / real estate projects except some desired reports we need to get by using customization using analytical reports or prepackaged reports.
Regarding your questions like ,participant population in this realm resists or accepts this method of responding to bids - Yes,Participants or contractors are responding well for this process except some training on RFx process & Challenges in ARIBA is getting desired report according to the top management needs some customization, for Tender documents automatic signature we need third party software.
As far as construction operations/downstream point of view like we can have contract management module in ARIBA where we can monitor and manage the contracts. However, we can also use Third party software like Oracle Primavera P6 for Physical progress, budget, Resource and also contract management, risk management, Cost controls etc for Operations.
Overall we can use ARIBA as an effective tool for construction/real esate project, for any queries pls leave a comment or call.
Thanks & Best Regards,