8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2015 2:47 AM by Pramod Mallya

    Ariba Components/Products

    Kshitij Upadhyay Apprentice

      Dear All,

       

      My first discussion in the community

       

      I am relatively new to the Ariba world. After going thróugh a lot of Information regarding the various components of Ariba, I came out with the following list:

       

      Ariba Sourcing and Ariba Discovery

      Ariba Contract Management

      Ariba Supplier Information & Performance Management

       

      Ariba Procurement Content

      Ariba procure-to-pay

      Ariba procure-to-order

      Ariba Services Procurement

       

      Ariba Spend Visibility

      Ariba Invoice Management

      Ariba Payment Management

      Ariba Discount Management

       

       

      Can anyone of you explain me in brief (1-2 lines) each  of the above mentioned components/products? Any document explaining the functionality would also be very beneficial for me.Moreover, I have also seen many other components for example Ariba spend visibilty, Ariba travel & expense, Ariba supplier connectivity etc. I want to understand where can I fit these in the overall picture. If you feel I have missed something in the list, please feel free to add to the list.

       

      Thank you and I am looking forward to a fruitful discussion and a great start in the community.

       

      Best Regards,

      Kshitij

        • Re: Ariba Components/Products
          Eric Coker Master

          I would highly recommend visiting www.ariba.com and going through solution pages which contain videos and data sheets.  

          • Re: Ariba Components/Products
            pachaura Master

            Hi Kshitij,

             

            If you have been working in procurement domain, you may not need any introduction. These modules (scenarios) what you have described are self explanatory though you can find material online on Ariba and SAP website.

             

            Regrads,

            Ravi Pachauri

              • Re: Ariba Components/Products
                Kshitij Upadhyay Apprentice

                Hi Ravi,

                 

                Thanks for the reply. Yes you are correct that the modules are self-explanatory. However, I wanted to have a clear understanding of the current component structure in Ariba as there is no current clear-cut Information which tells me that.

                 

                If you have links to the documents in the SAP or Ariba Website, could you please send them to me. Thank you for the Support.

                 

                Regards,

                Kshitij

              • Re: Ariba Components/Products
                Pramod Mallya Journeyman
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                  • Re: Ariba Components/Products
                    Kshitij Upadhyay Apprentice

                    Hi Pramod,

                     

                    Thank you for the document, it really is helpful in taking a couple of steps Forward.

                     

                    Regards,

                    Kshitij

                    • Re: Ariba Components/Products
                      Kshitij Upadhyay Apprentice

                      Hi Pramod,

                       

                      Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing regarding clearing the Information between SRM and Ariba. With regards to the same, could you probably elaborate on the differences between Ariba Buyer, Ariba Discovery and Ariba Network? Are These three different modules in the Ariba procurement Suite or are they intertwined with one another under the Ariba Spend Management umbrella?

                       

                      Thanks & Best Regards,

                      Kshitij

                        • Re: Ariba Components/Products
                          Nadeem Ahmed Master

                          Hi Kshitij,

                           

                          Please find the description of the modules Ariba Buyer, Ariba Discovery and Ariba Network

                           

                          Ariba Buyer: This procurement application is used for procure to pay.

                           

                          Ariba Discovery: The business matchmaking service that helps you find leads among thousands of large companies on the Ariba Network. This module is like a yellow pages where you can search different suppliers.

                           

                          Ariba Network: Cloud-based B2B sourcing and procurement marketplace where buyers and suppliers can do business within a single networked structure.

                           

                          Regards,

                          Nadeem Ahmed

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                          • Re: Ariba Components/Products
                            Pramod Mallya Journeyman

                            Hello Kshitij,

                             

                            Thanks a lot for your kind words. Coming to your question regarding the information for Ariba Buyer , Ariba Discovery and Ariba Network i see that Nadeem has put in description about each of them. To add a little bit further from my side it would be as follows

                             

                            Ariba Discovery: As Nadeem mentioned it is one of the service provided by Ariba to match buyers and sellers over one of the largest business network. It can be integrated with the Ariba Sourcing solution, Ariba Procurement solutions so that the buyers and sellers can collaborate. So for e.g., you would be wanting to float a RFP through Ariba Sourcing solution, you can actually create a RFP in Ariba Sourcing and then post it to discover the sellers via Ariba Discovery. So it actually helps in identifying the new sellers and also helps in reducing the costs by working with different set of sellers.

                             

                            Ariba Network: Ariba Network is one of the largest business commerce marketplace and it would allow for the collaboration between buyer and sellers. This Network helps to maintain transparency in the business transactions which are taking place and it can work with either the Ariba cloud solution or with the backend SAP ECC system as well. You can consider this to be a collection of sellers / buyers to fulfill the transactions in a most transparent manner. This is actually one of the key hot selling idea of Ariba suite.

                             

                            Ariba Buyer: Ariba Buyer is a part of the Ariba's Spend Management solution and it enables the users to automate, expedite the purchase of goods / services in a most transparent manner and also interact with the sellers via the Ariba Network.

                             

                            Yes each of them are different modules but yes the way they work is intertwined so that they work in tandem with each other at different points of time for different scenario / situation.

                             

                            The above is just a brief description of each of the modules and there is a lot to be known / learnt in each of them.

                             

                            Regards

                            Pramod