We´re moving from Ariba on Premise to Ariba on Demand and also moving from SUN (erp) to SAP and I have somes concerns that I´d like to share with you guys.
I know that the Ariba on Premise is focused on customization while Ariba on Demand is just the opposite. Follow my concerns;
1- Payment Term
Payment term is not visible to the users in Ariba on Demand, right? The PO will be based on the Payment Term registered in the vendor master in SAP.
2- Goods Receipts for Service Orders
Service orders are classified as 2 way match, means that the receiving is not needed in SAP. Just need to do the MIRO.
Is it possible to turn on the service receiving in SAP as well?
Is it possible to activate the MIGO for services in SAP and reflect this receiving in Ariba?
3- Goods Receipts for Material Orders
Is it possible to reflect the Ariba receiving in SAP without any configuration of the ERP? or pull the MIGO to Ariba?
Our idea is to do only to receivings, MIGO and MIRO instead of Ariba > MIGO > MIRO.
4- EPAY approval flow
We identified the needed to add a person from TAX in the approval flow to make sure that the invoice is attached in the document, this approver should be placed as firts of all.
Is it possible?
5- TAX Code
There is any chance to become the field Tax Code, NBM Code and Tax Type visible in the Purchase Requisition on Ariba on Demand as in Ariba on Premise?
6- Ariba Network
All invoices should be placed in Ariba Network, so the vendor will send it thru XML,CSV or EDI and the AN will work on it, send to the buyer reconciliate and if it´s good the invoice will be scheduled to pay.
Once the invoice is paid, how do I know that the invoice is ok?
All suppliers needs access to AN, right?
How this invoice will appear in SAP for the Accounts Payable team?
What is difference between AN vendor and non AN Vendors?
How do I register a vendor in AN?
Is possible to see they information like payment term,inconterms?
7- Ariba Reports
What kind of reports does Ariba run?
Should I put any other tool like Views from Oracle?
8- CutOver plan
Is it possible to migrate date from On Premise to On Demand?
If so, what kind of data?
9- PO range
Is it possible to configure the PO range as I want? For example, PO is going to start with 55 and EPAY as 11
10- Pre Payment
If I need to create a Pre Payment, so i need to create a PO with 100% of the total amount and then create the Pre Payment with 50% to the supplier.
How does the amount gonna be managed? I mean, the amount of the Pre Payment will discount from the PO?
11- Direct Vendor in Ariba
What kind of trouble a direct vendor may cause to the user or the business?
Hope to see some insights about my concerns.