5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2015 4:18 AM by Hari Babu Krishnan

    Pricing Term (document) download -Multiples tabs

    Nandu VC Journeyman

      hello Experts,

       

      Background: We have the UPSTREAM modules of Sourcing and Contract Management deployed.

       

      Problem Statement: When we download the Pricing Term from the Documents in the Contract workspace (created from a Predecessor Sourcing Award), the file id downloaded with 4 different tabs. The important ones are (a) the Contract Item information and (b) Item attributes tab. But this format does not work well for us, as we need all the Contract Item information including the custom terms from the Item attributes tab to be available in a Single tab. In simple terms, all the information of the Item should be available in a FLAT structure in one tab in an XL.

       

      Why do we need it this way: The primary reason is, this downloaded file will be used as an input to CREATE  the Contract/Scheduling agreement in ECC

       

      Questions:

       

      1) Is there any other possible way to download the Pricing Term or the Award information (for each supplier) with all the custom terms included in a Single Tab of an XL File. This file can be then modified to create ECC contract

       

      Many thanks,

      Nandu

        • Re: Pricing Term (document) download -Multiples tabs
          Hari Babu Krishnan Master

          Hi Nandu,

          We use this format across the board for different integration points that is why it stays this way.

          Currently there isn't a way of getting the data in  a single tab.

          Now coming to your need of creating an agreement in ECC, are you aware that we are building this as a standard integration in 15s release? With this standard, out of the box interface you can directly create an OA in ECC from an Ariba Contract. Let me know if you need further information on this

           

          Hari

            • Re: Pricing Term (document) download -Multiples tabs
              Nandu VC Journeyman

              hi Hari,

               

              Appreciate your input on this thread. I would like to take a moment to provide you additional logic as to why creating agreement in ECC using standard integration may not help:

               

              Sourcing Award / Contract Award: While we would source the price (bundle or tier pricing etc..), we also make it mandatory for suppliers to respond to other Terms such as Lead Time, Firm Zone, Consignment (Y/N) and more. In todays world we have a custom ECC program which reads an XL file with not only the basic award parameters like (Unit price, Qty), etc..but all other additional details such as Lead time, Firm zone etc.. and this program, creates a Contract (Quantity Agreement, or Scheduling Agreement or Schedule Consignment Agreement etc ) and also UPDATES master data objects in ECC such as Lead time, Firm Zone in Material Master (basis supplier response).

               

              I hope this explains the need for the Pricing Term (from Contracts) to be downloaded into a single tab for all Item Terms (standard terms such as Price, Qty, and custom terms such as Lead time, Firm zone etc..).

               

              Question 1) Is there a way to have these custom terms to be included in the "Contract Item Information Tab" as against the "Item attributes tab" in the XL

               

              Question 2) Is there any other suggestion or alternate to overcome this?

               

              Any help is appreciated,

               

              Many Thanks,

              Nandu

               


                • Re: Pricing Term (document) download -Multiples tabs
                  Hari Babu Krishnan Master

                  Hi Nandu,

                  1. With the current implementation and design we have, it is not possible to have the custom terms in the "Contract Item Information" tab. But in 15s we are building the meta data structure for the line items in contracts (Contract Line Items Document). This is  going to be very similar to what you have in Sourcing. So the vendors can see and respond to those custom terms directly. But the export of this Line Item Document is also in the same format as earlier. Please raise an ER on this so we can have a look at it and see whether it will be useful to have all this info in one single tab.

                  2. I do not know of any workarounds at this point.

                   

                  Hari

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              • Re: Pricing Term (document) download -Multiples tabs
                Partho Sarathi Patro Newbie

                Hi Hari,

                 

                Can you please elaborate the OOTB process that Ariba is going to implement to create a Contract OA in ECC directly from an Ariba Contract?. Also it would be good if you can give the timeline for its release.

                 

                Thank You

                Regards

                Partho

                  • Re: Pricing Term (document) download -Multiples tabs
                    Hari Babu Krishnan Master

                    Hi Partho Sarathi,

                    We will extract the data from ERP and will bring it to Ariba. We will store a copy in Ariba and Contracts and Sourcing Products will use it for Contracts Creation and Events creation. This data will be periodically updated based on changes in ERP. It is not only the Material Master, we also bring in other required master data like Purchase Org, Company, Plant etc.... I know it is it a high level. Let me know if you want to talk on this. Also mentione whether your organization is interested in going down this line.

                    Hari