For one of the US retail major that I had worked for implemented the Auto Receipt feature using the ReceiptByCommodityCode.csv file. The file basically contained all commodity codes with the last column vale set to "AutoReceive" for the qualified commodities/items.
You might have to check if auto receiving is enabled for your site and you may contact ariba support for more details and impact analysis.
We are just implementing Ariba and do have this function available. What I'm looking for is what has worked well for others that might be using this function. As well, what have the challenges been. This will help us determine how we wish to proceed.
Out of the box functionality provides 4 ways for auto-receiving as explained below:
1) Auto-receiving based on line item amount - You can set a threshold value at Application.Procure.AutoReceiveLineItemAmount in Parameters.table file. This parameter defines a threshold for auto-receiving, based on the values of individual line items on the order. Line items for amounts less than this threshold are auto-received, meaning that users don't have to explicitly submit receipts for those items.
2) Auto-receive based on order amount - You can set a threshold value at Application.Procure.AutoReceiveOrderAmount in Parameters.table file. This parameter defines a threshold for auto-receiving of purchase orders based on the total value of the order.
3) Auto-receive based on Commodity Code: Update ReceiptByCommodityCode.csv located at below location.
unspsc,44101801,false,AutoReceipt,Calculators or accessories
4) Auto-receive based on Part Number: Update ReceiptByPartNumber.csv located at below location.
29,RAY45050,true,ByCount,RAY45050 - By Count
11,MON152 25,false,InvoiceAutoReceipt,MON152 25-Invoice Auto Receipt
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