4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2015 12:56 AM by Sneha Shah

    SIM as Master Supplier

    Lars De Jong Expert

      Hi

      We have a client that wants to use SIM as there master Supplier Database, so new or update to suppliers are performed in SIM and this is then fed into there Financial DB's.

       

      There is also an approval flow attached to the Supplier request.

       

      The issue I am having is the requester of the new Supplier/Amendment is not the user that will actually finalise the entry of the supplier:

      1. User requests new Supplier/Amendment with minimal data ( also at this point the system will need to do a search on several fields to ensure that this supplier does not already exist)
      2. Based on Commodity approval flow is generate
      3. If approved then this is sent to a user that has Supplier creation permissions to finalise the entry and activate the supplier

       

      The client does not want to use a DForm for the initial entry and send this for approval as this will require the end user to copy and paste data into the Supplier entry and in turn opening up potential for data entry issues and duplication.

       

       

      Has anyone done this before if so how?

       

      Thanks
      Regards

      Lars De Jong

        • Re: SIM as Master Supplier
          Maria Gammon Master

          If the dform is not an option, then I've heard other customers using a custom web page and through webservice create the organization in Ariba (with minimal required data to create the organization), when the org is created in Ariba it triggers the new org approval workflow, goes to the supplier approvers, then they must fill in the rest of the information in the profile before approving the supplier. Are you familiar with this flow?

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            • Re: SIM as Master Supplier
              Lars De Jong Expert

              Hi Maria

               

              Sorry for the late reply, no I am not aware of this flow, do you know who did this?

               

              Regards

              Lars

                • Re: SIM as Master Supplier
                  Maria Gammon Master

                  The Hartford had a similar buisness issue where their internal users (non Ariba users) create the supplier organizations and then these go to the proper approvers in Ariba.The proposed solution was to build a custom registration web form hosted at the customer site where the internal users could request the creation of the supplier, using webservices send the supplier org to Ariba so that proper supplier approvers can approve/reject the supplier organization.

              • Re: SIM as Master Supplier
                Sneha Shah Novice

                Hi Lars,

                 

                We are trying to extract suppliers to upload in Ariba ( With respect to SIM with sourcing )  Are you aware which program/tcode is used in ECC to do that ?

                 

                I managed to find ZARIBA_SSP_MASTER_DATA_PULL  but seems that it is not used for supplier extraction from SIM + Sourcing perspective

                 

                Thanks