1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 21, 2013 11:21 PM by Deepak Sanghi

    Down Payments to Small Suppliers - How To in P2P?

    Angela Winters Apprentice

      We are struggling with how to leverage Ariba in instances where small Suppliers require a down payment before they can get started on a PO. At present, our ERP will allow for this - so, we we end up pushing spend through that system as opposed to Ariba. Has anyone else faced this challenge and found a solution in Ariba?

        • Re: Down Payments to Small Suppliers - How To in P2P?
          Deepak Sanghi Master

          Hello Angela,


          One way of pre-paying the supplier is by asking supplier to raise an invoice for it. The AP department will get this invoice and the invoice will have all receiving related exceptions since nothing would have been dleivered by then. AP department can then process the invoice and make a payment to the supplier.


          I believe this process is not the best industry practice to make the pre-payments. But this is the workaround until we build the complete functionality.


          If you want to talk about this more, please do email me at dsanghi@ariba.com.



          Deepak Sanghi

          Director, Product Management, Ariba.

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