Ariba On-Demand: 13s Sourcing

New Features and Enhancements Preview

We are pleased to announce that Ariba 13s Sourcing (formerly referred to as Ariba Release 13s1) is planned for deployment in the March / April 2014 timeframe*. This release primarily focuses on features for Ariba Spend Visibility, Ariba Sourcing, Ariba Supplier Information Management, Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management, and Ariba Contract Management.

This release continues to support Ariba’s commitment to making business commerce easy and transparent with better and faster decision-making capabilities and improved performance. Ariba in planning to deliver innovations and improvements in the following areas: 

  • Ariba Spend Visibility powered by SAP HANA
  • Report Performance and Data Access permissions
  • Web services-based integration capabilities
  • Electronic Signatures

Follow the links below to view a list of planned features, organized by solution area.*

Explore 13s Sourcing Hands-on through the Early Access Program

To effectively prepare for this release, you're encouraged to apply for and participate in Ariba's Early Access Program. Through this program you have access to a non-production, pre-release site. This allows you to explore hands-on the planned new features, functions, and process improvements. (Some features may not be available on the Early Access site, or may not be available to you based on your solution subscription.)

Please apply for the Early Access Program through Ariba Connect. Once you log in, click on the Early Access tab to learn more. You can submit any questions via the Early Access Program Service Request form available at the bottom of the Early Access tab. If you would like to participate in the Early Access Program, but do not have an Ariba Connect account, please contact the Ariba administrator within your organization to facilitate your participation.

Click on a link to see what's planned for 13s Sourcing:

Quick Links

Ariba Spend Visibility

Ariba Sourcing

Ariba Contracts

Ariba Supplier Information Management

Ariba Supplier Information & Performance Management

The pre-release version of 13s Sourcing accessible under the 13s Sourcing Early Access Program is still undergoing testing and does not represent a final product from Ariba, nor does any of the documentation or other materials describing the Early Access Program or new features represent any commitment by Ariba to include any specific new features in any version of the Ariba products.  All information about the 13s Sourcing Early Access Program is proprietary and confidential information of Ariba.


* This information reflects the status of Ariba's planning as of November 2013, and the features and release schedule discussed are subject to change at any time without notice.  Ariba assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions and nothing in this web page should be construed to represent any commitment by Ariba to include any specific new features in any version of the Ariba solutions.

Ariba Spend Visibility

Feature

Description

Ariba Spend Visibility on SAP HANA Database

Leveraging SAP HANA database technology for improved performance and faster reporting in Ariba Spend Visibility. This feature will be deployed to customers in phases.

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Ariba Sourcing

Feature

Description

Improved Reporting Data Access Permissions

Improved ability to control visibility of reporting data by user roles in Ariba Analysis Reporting.

Updated Web Services Documentation and Error Handling

Ariba updated the web service documentation provided in the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) files and improved web service error messages.

Download RFX Awards with Filters

A new inbound web service to request all RFX awards created within a specified date range.

Auto-Publish Surveys

A new Publish Document task has been created for the survey document that allows users to define a schedule for when the survey needs to be published. The system will automatically publish the survey and send notifications to participants on the scheduled dates.

Survey Template Participant Rules

Allow adding participants dynamically when a survey is created from the template.

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Ariba Contract Management

Feature

Description

Improved Reporting Data Access Permissions

Improved ability to control visibility of reporting data by user roles in Ariba Analysis Reporting.

Updated Web Service Documentation and Error Handling

Ariba updated the web service documentation provided in the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) files and improved web service error messages.

Electronic Signature Upgrade

  • Integrated EchoSign Electronic Signature
  • New administration UI for setting up EchoSign and paper signature
  • Allow for multiple file types: .doc, .xls, .pdf, etc.

Order Form Export 

Order Form Export consists of two new API:

  1. Download Document IDs: A new inbound service to request the IDs of all documents modified (or created) within a specified date range (FromDate and ToDate elements). This service is supported only for order form documents.
  2. Download Document: A new inbound service that downloads a document specified by a document ID. This service is supported only for file-based documents.

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Ariba Supplier Information Management

Feature

Description

Improved Reporting Data Access Permissions

Improved ability to control visibility of reporting data by user roles in Ariba Analysis Reporting.

Updated Web Service Documentation and Error Handling

Ariba updated the web service documentation provided in the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) files and improved web service error messages.

Incremental Export Supplier Profile Web Service, New Export Organization Web Service

The inbound Export Supplier Profiles web service was enhanced to accept a date range to export only supplier profiles updated or added within the date range.

The Export Organization is a new inbound web service that provides the ability to export data for all supplier organizations or only the organizations modified (updated, created, or deleted) within a specified date range.

ITK Flex Master Data (FMD) Import

The ITK Import Master Batch Data event now supports FMD data files. You can include CSV files that contain FMD data in the ZIP file for the Import Master Batch Data event.

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Ariba Supplier Information & Performance Management

Feature

Description

Improved Reporting Data Access Permissions

Improved ability to control visibility of reporting data by user roles in Ariba Analysis Reporting.

Updated Web Service Documentation and Error Handling

Ariba updated the web service documentation provided in the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) files and improved web service error messages.

Incremental Export Supplier Profile Web Service, New Export Organization Web Service

The inbound Export Supplier Profiles web service was enhanced to accept a date range to export only supplier profiles updated or added within the date range.

The Export Organization is a new inbound web service that provides the ability to export data for all supplier organizations or only the organizations modified (updated, created, or deleted) within a specified date range.

Auto-Publish Surveys

A new Publish Document task has been created for the survey document that allows users to define a schedule for when the survey needs to be published. The system will automatically publish the survey and send notifications to participants on the scheduled dates.

Survey Template Participant Rules

Allow adding participants dynamically when a survey is created from the template.

ITK Flex Master Data (FMD) Import

The ITK Import Master Batch Data event now supports FMD data files. You can include CSV files that contain FMD data in the ZIP file for the Import Master Batch Data event.

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For more information, please contact your Customer Engagement Executive.