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
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,
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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.
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.
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.