Ariba On-Demand: 14s Procurement

New Features and Enhancements Preview

We are pleased to announce that Ariba 14s Procurement is planned for deployment in the March/April 2016 timeframe.* This release primarily focuses on new and exciting features for the following solutions:

  • Ariba Procure-to-Pay
  • Ariba Procure-to-Order
  • Ariba Invoice Professional

In support of SAP’s “Run Simple promise for making business commerce simple, the 14s Procurement release introduces new capabilities that deliver sophisticated functionalities to enable customers to increase spend under management and drive better compliance. The 14s Procurement release delivers improved user experience with simpler and smarter business processes and enhanced invoice management workflow and payment capabilities under the following tenets:

  • Simplify Adoption: Provide a more accounts payable-centric user experience with modern UX principles for simpler and faster paperless invoicing.
  • Accelerate Innovation: Create invoices automatically and schedule payments for easier and faster settlement.
  • Improved Compliance: Better budget compliance and adherence to approval limits with reduced variations between invoices and purchase orders.

 

Explore 14s Procurement Hands-on through the Early Access Program

To effectively prepare for this release, you are 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 Release Readiness tab to learn more. You can submit any questions via the Early Access Program Service Request form available at the bottom of the Release Readiness tab.

The pre-release version of 14s Procurement accessible under the 14s Procurement 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 14s Procurement Early Access Program is proprietary and confidential information of Ariba.


* This information reflects the status of Ariba's planning as of November 2015, 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.

 

Planned New Features of 14s Procurement

Feature

Description

Impacted Solution

Support for Taxes and Charges in Requisitions and Purchase Orders

This feature enables buyers to apply taxes, charges, and discounts on requisition line items, which are copied to purchase orders. This enables better budget compliance and adherence to approval limits and reduces variations between invoices and purchase orders.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Ariba Procure-to-Order

Ariba Invoice Professional

Demand Aggregation and Sourcing

This feature enables buyers to create aggregated requisitions by consolidating line items from multiple requisitions. This reduces the number of purchase orders generated and enables buyers to leverage tiered pricing available in contracts. Buyers can also source these aggregated requisitions to explore supplier options and negotiate better discounts.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Ariba Procure-to-Order

Evaluated Receipt Settlement with Auto Invoicing

Using this feature, buyers can automatically create invoices when goods receipt transactions are fully approved. This feature also enables buyers to create invoices automatically in order to schedule payments for fixed and recurring fee items in contracts.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Enhanced User Interface for Invoicing

This feature improves the usability of invoice management functionality by providing a more accounts payable-centric user experience.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Ariba Invoice Professional

Reassigning Approvable Roles

This feature enables buyers to better manage approvable documents in scenarios such as employees leaving an organization or employees moving to different departments in an organization. With this feature, members of appropriate groups can transition the roles associated with approvable documents to new users.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Ariba Procure-to-Order

Ariba Invoice Professional

Support for Advance Payments Made to Suppliers

This feature enables buyers to make advance payments for purchase orders and adjust those payments against the invoices received for the purchase orders.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Real-Time Budget Integration with External Systems

This feature enables users to perform budget availability checks, reserve funds for requisitions, and encumber funds when orders are created in external systems.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Ariba Procure-to-Order

Support for Service Requisitions and Service Purchase Orders

This feature enables users to create service purchase orders from service requisitions in Ariba Procure-to-Pay. The service purchase order associates all the service sheets that contain details of services and material goods used to fulfill the order.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Ariba Procure-to-Order

Support for Brazilian Electronic Invoices and Invoice Addendums

This feature enables accounts payable executives in Brazil to view and invoice electronic tax invoices. It also enables them to view correction information received in electronic invoice addendums.

Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Ariba Invoice Professional

back to top

Please contact your Customer Engagement Executive for more details.