0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2014 1:08 AM by Hari Babu Krishnan

    On-Premise 9r2 Downstream Feature - Multi Ship-To

    Hari Babu Krishnan Master

      As part of the 9r2 Readiness series, on January 16th, 2014 Ariba conducted a webinar on the upcoming 9r2 Downstream feature - Multi Ship-To

       

      Webinar Date/Time: Janauary 16th, 2014, 11 AM ET

      Webinar Speaker: Hari Babu Krishnan (hkrishnan@ariba.com and hari.krishnan@sap.com)

      Webinar Presentation and Recording: https://connect.ariba.com/ACgo2/1,,152528,00.html

       

      We will use this forum to answer the questions that came up in the webinar and any additional questions on this feature that you may have. Please feel free to raise any questions as a comment, so that we can answer here and get the entire community benefited.

       

      Answers to Questions discussed in the Webinar

       

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      Question

      Answer

      1

      Can we disable this feature using P.table?

      This feature cannot be disabled from P.table. If the organization is not ready to use this feature, then the permissions need not be allocated to the users.

      2

      Is it possible to change Supplier Location on the same screen? In case you want suppliers to ship from different locations for each ship to?

      No, this is only for the locations where the shipment needs to be delivered not the supplier locations.

      Note: I answered this as YES in the webinar. I stand corrected.

      3

      Can you maintain Shipping Groups via the Core Administrator UI?

      No, data import is the option currently available to maintain Shipping Groups.

      4

      During the creation, after the wizard, do you create any reference to original line (before exploding the line?)

      Yes, the original line will stay as long as the user do not remove it during the process of Multi Ship-to wizard

      5

      How does this feature work with Punch-out Catalogs

      No, this functionality will not work for punch-items. There will be a notification which will be shown when you try to Multi Ship-to a req with punch-out items.

      6

      If we are not using APC in 9r2, will this work for punch-out items?

      No, this functionality will not work for punch-items. There will be a notification which will be shown when you try to Multi Ship-to a req with punch-out items.

      7

      This is basically auto copying the line with specific ship to right?

      Yes, it is.

      8

      How the taxes are captured and displayed, which could complicate the follow-on invoicing process?

      This functionality will not impact the way you are capturing your taxes today. This feature only enables multiple locations and users define the Taxes from there on.

      9

      I am not sure but would multiple ship to on 1 line not give us issues in tax on the invoice later on?

      No, it will be as it is working today.

      10

      Will the new lines have same split as the reference line?

      Yes, it will have the same split.

      12

      Is there ability to mass edit the Deliver To still?

      There is no mass edit in the Multi Ship-to wizard.

      13

      Is there a limit to the number of lines this will break out to?

      No, we are not forcing any limits on number of lines that this can explode to.

      14

      Are there some hooks/triggers available to latch onto when wizard explodes the item?

      No, we do not have any hook at this point.

      15

      How do you allocate the cost of the individual line items to different accounting centers without editing each line item?

      This has to be edited per line item.

      16

      Why would access to multiple ship to be restricted to Purchasing?

      This is permission and by default this comes with Purchasing Manager role as it is more appropriate to be allocated there. But as necessary this can be assigned to any user.

      17

      Will this split the requisition into 5 different POs, one for each location?

      No, this feature will not force this. Decision on whether to split the Req into five different orders or not will work as it is working today.

      18

      Currently when a 'ship to' location is changed on a change PR Ariba cancels the existing PO and creates a new PO. Will there be any change to that functionality? We have a requirement not to cancel POs when 'ship to' is changed on a change PR, just send an updated PO to the suppliers. How can we configure our system to meet this requirement?

      Functionality mentioned here is not related to Multi Ship-to. We haven’t made any modifications to change this behavior. It will remain as it is.

      19

      How do you allocate the cost of the individual line items to different accounting centers without editing each line item

      This has to be edited per line item.