7 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2015 10:01 PM by Vilas Swamy

    Newbie in Ariba

    Anish Bhattacharya Journeyman

      Hi All

       

      I am new in Ariba. I have a quick query.

      Typically in a project what are the standard supporting activities done by the Ariba IT Team ?

      Any kind of information or documentation that can help.

       

      Please share.

       

      Thanks

      Anish

        • Re: Newbie in Ariba
          Vilas Swamy Master

          Hi Anish,

           

          Activities depend on the type of project:

          1. Fresh Implementation (On-Demand)

          2. Re-implementation (On-Demand/On-Premise)

          3. Upgrade (On-Premise to On-Premise)

          4. Migration (On-Premise - On-demand)

          5. Maintenance and Support - (On-Demand/On-Premise)

           

          So which type of project you are looking at, also activities differ by different modules involved in the project.

           

          Regards

          Vilas

            • Re: Newbie in Ariba
              Anish Bhattacharya Journeyman

              Hey Vilas

               

              This is a transformation project from a Non Ariba to Ariba implementation.

              Modules include procurement, contract management & sourcing.

               

              Thanks in advance

                • Re: Newbie in Ariba
                  Vilas Swamy Master

                  Okay. So the activities to be looked at should include the following:

                  1. Functionality Mapping (Co-effort Ariba and Non-Ariba skilled resource)

                  2. Custom functionality(Fields/Workflow/Approval) building in Ariba (Ariba Technical Skills)

                  3. Data Migration Plan (Ariba Techno-functional skills)

                  4. Integrations setup (Ariba Technical Skills)

                  5. Master Data Loading (Ariba Admin/functional skills)

                  6. Testing (Ariba functional skills)

                  7. Training (Ariba functional skills)

                  8. Cut over plan and post go-live support

                  9. Transition to steady state

                   

                  Activities may vary and can have inter-dependencies based on the proposed landscape and architecture/solution

                   

                  Regards

                  Vilas

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                    • Re: Newbie in Ariba
                      Anish Bhattacharya Journeyman

                      Hi Vilas

                       

                      Thanks for the information.

                      A supplementary query in this regard. The activities that you mentioned are standard activities that happen in a project and would be performed by the implementor (in this case my organization for our client). Of the above activities are there any activities typically in which Ariba's  involvement is required  ?

                      And is there any supplementary activities do they perform at their end ?

                       

                      Thanks

                      Anish

                        • Re: Newbie in Ariba
                          Vilas Swamy Master

                          Hi Anish,

                           

                          As a Ariba Partner, you mostly do all the requirements gathering, designing, completing the custom field/process templates that you can get from Ariba Representative on the project. Actual field creation, conditions building, eforms, d-forms creation is done by Ariba Rep(s). Regarding process templates in upstream you can take up the template creator role and build the process templates for contracts and sourcing if you are well versed with the same else you can fill the excel template and Ariba rep(s) can build it for you. So you can generally say that the partner does the design and Ariba (Consulting/Support team) does the build in an on-demand world. There exists some grey area where you have to take a call on who does what and clearly define it in the roles and responsibilities of the project plan and ensure all parties are in agreement.

                           

                          Regards

                          Vilas

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                            • Re: Newbie in Ariba
                              Anish Bhattacharya Journeyman

                              Hey Vilas

                               

                              Thanks so much for the information. Actually I will set the right context, I need to list all such activities in which a customer administrator can perform with and without getting in touch with Ariba support. For e.g. –

                              1)          Functionality to configure the child realm replication subscription of the catalog in the parent need to contact ariba support.

                              2)          If we need a list of active UoM’s need to contact the ariba support.

                               

                              Similarly we need to make a list of activities  specific to maintenance and support.

                              Is there anyway I can get a list of standard activities where such an information is provided.

                               

                              Thanks again for all the help.

                               

                              Anish

                                • Re: Newbie in Ariba
                                  Vilas Swamy Master

                                  Hi Anish,

                                   

                                  You can come up with such a list using Ariba administration guides for both Upstream and Downstream. Once you have the list of activities, you can get it reviewed here and/or with ariba customer support rep. for eg. for point 2 above you need not contact ariba support, you can use the data export event for UoM.

                                   

                                  Regards

                                  Vilas