3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2016 5:26 AM by Christian Steenberg

    Limitation of reportable fields in the SPQ - How do you run reporting?

    Nadine Reutter Newbie

      Dear User Community,

       

      we are currently in the process of implementing the SIM module for our global vendor on-boarding.

      Looking at the draft version of our SPQ, we already have a list of 130 questions/fields.

      Based on the feedback from Ariba only 100 questions/fields are reportable in the analytical reporting and this is even restricted by type of question/field.

      We are really having issues with this constraint, as obviously we want to have almost all fields/questions in the SPQ reportable as other functions are using it to collect relevant supplier information.

      Moreover we didn't repeat any of the Ariba commerce cloud questions/fields in our SPQ e.g. diversity information, but we got told that Ariba commerce cloud data is also not reportable in the Ariba analytical reporting. Only fields/questions from our SPQ would be reportable.

       

      How are you dealing with this constraint of reportable fields?

      Are you extracting data from the SPQ and Ariba commerce cloud and using external reporting capabilities?

       

      I'm really pleased about any answer which could help to solve this problem!

       

      Thank you!

        • Re: Limitation of reportable fields in the SPQ - How do you run reporting?
          Christian Steenberg Expert

          Hi Nadine,

          We struggle with the same issues.

          We have decided to reduce the SPQ to the bare minimum and will look at this again when Ariba Suppplier Master 2.0 comes later in the year.

          Reporting - Only thing I can think of is to export the SPQ content periodically from the admin area and then do reporting outside ariba.

            • Re: Limitation of reportable fields in the SPQ - How do you run reporting?
              Nadine Reutter Newbie

              Thank you for your response, Christian!

              What kind of functionalities provides the Ariba Supplier Master 2.0?

                • Re: Limitation of reportable fields in the SPQ - How do you run reporting?
                  Christian Steenberg Expert

                  Well, in the beginning we tried to build up the SPQ to be able to populate the SAP vendor master based on data from Ariba.

                  We had 100s of fields with various conditions to get that working.

                   

                  Ariba SM 2.0 will supposedly contain a full model of the SAP vendor master with 2-way sync between SAP-Ariba (or with MDG-S).

                   

                  Ariba SM will also come with a new supplier matrix where you can have separate questions for different combinations. You could imagine questions relevant for Ukraine and others for Brazil. Or questions relevant in one Category but not another. Ariba SM 2.0 is not relased yet. And it may be that only part of SM 2.0 is released in Q4 and then more stuff coming in Q1 2017.

                   

                  Today the SPQ is global - one size fits all and you can work with conditions to workaround the requirement to ask different questions depending on the case.

                   

                  I think if you check with your Ariba sales rep then he/she might be able to share the general idea about what is coming with Ariba SM 2.0.

                   

                  Please note that above comments about Ariba SM 2.0 is just my current understanding. I do not work for Ariba and I've only seen presentations on Ariba Live in Madrid back in June 2016. Things may change before they reach production.