2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2014 8:01 PM by David Morel

    Workaround for mandatory approval tasks?

    Yoni Meinrath Novice

      Hi all,

       

      This is my first post to the forum. Glad to be part of this community.

       

      We have Ariba Contract Management in place. There is an embedded workflow which includes madatory approval tasks e.g. approval of RFx documents, approval of contract.

       

      In some cases, sourcing managers will need to circumvent the mandatory approval for RFx documents, for example where a single source supplier is involved.

      At the moment, the non-complete approval task is impacting the sourcing managers ability to publish the contract.

       

      Does anyone have a workaround for this?

       

      Yoni

        • Re: Workaround for mandatory approval tasks?
          Ken Rosehart Expert

          Hello Yoni and  welcome to the forum!

           

          You could apply a condition to the task in question so that it does not appear within the workspace for the given contract scenario you describe.  Conditions can be based on workspace field values or the answer to custom questions the user must respond to when creating the workspace.  This is the approach we have taken in  our organization.  Another option to consider is making all tasks optional and rely on your users business knowledge to recognize which tasks are required for a given scenario. You could indicate in the task description whether the task is required or optional to remind users.

           

          Cheers

          Ken

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