Ariba On-Demand: 14s Sourcing

New Features and Enhancements Preview

We are pleased to announce that Ariba 14s Sourcing is planned for deployment in the March-April 2015 timeframe*, focusing on features for Ariba Spend Visibility; Ariba Sourcing; Ariba Supplier Information Management; Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management; and Ariba Contract Management.

Committed to SAP’s "Run simple" promise, 14s Sourcing simplifies the end-user experience and introduces capabilities for simplifying the way Ariba solutions operate with other platforms. Ariba customers can now look forward to executing sourcing events in Ariba Sourcing from their SAP ECC systems; synchronizing supplier data from multiple systems with Ariba SIPM; and performing faster, simpler searches. Ariba’s commitments to running better and more simply include these new innovations:

  • Ariba Sourcing Integration to SAP ECC with Sourcing Request
  • Microsoft® Office 2013 Support
  • Faster and Simplified Search

 

Explore Release 14s Sourcing Hands-on through the Early Access Program

To effectively prepare for this release, you're encouraged to sign up and participate in Ariba's Early Access Program.  As an Early Access customer, you will have access to a non-production, pre-release site.  This allows you to explore first-hand the planned new features, functions, and process improvements.  Please note that certain features may not be available on the Early Access site and all available features are limited to active subscriptions of those solutions.

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.


* This information reflects the status of Ariba's planning as of November 2014 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 Sourcing

Feature

Description

Solutions Impacted

Enhanced Search

Improved search architecture provides the ability for faster search than before. Users can see all results on a single page and return to their search results after viewing a project. Ability to search on new data is also faster. In addition, simplified search pages make it easier for users to find the information they are looking for. This feature is planned to be deployed to customers in phases.

Ariba Spend Visibility Basic/Pro

Ariba Sourcing Basic/Pro

Ariba Contract Management Basic/Pro

Ariba Supplier Information Management

Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management

Ariba Sourcing Integration to SAP ECC

This feature provides direct integration of SAP ECC with Ariba Sourcing through native integration, utilizing cXML documents.  Using a Sourcing Request as an intermediary step during the sourcing process flow, this feature allows professional buyers to execute a sourcing event in Ariba Sourcing from SAP ECC.

Ariba Sourcing Pro

Sourcing Request

The Sourcing Request feature allows users to request the creation of a sourcing project. After a sourcing request has been approved, a sourcing project can be executed based on the information contained in the request. Sourcing requests are typically created for large projects that involve extensive collaboration like capital Expenditure sourcing projects, direct material sourcing projects and complex services.

Ariba Sourcing Pro

Microsoft Office 2013 Support

This feature supports Microsoft Office 2013 for Ariba Sourcing and Ariba Contract Management solutions. This feature allows change indicators in documents such as Main Agreements or Contract Addendums to be preserved and displayed after multiple rounds of negotiations and reviews, supporting both internal and external reviewers. This feature also supports Microsoft® Excel 2013.

Ariba Spend Visibility Basic/Pro

Ariba Sourcing Basic/Pro

Ariba Contract Management Basic/Pro

Ariba Supplier Information Management

Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management

APIs for Integration of Supplier Master Data between Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (SIPM) and SAP Master Data Governance for Suppliers (MDG-S) Systems

Open APIs for inbound and outbound integration of supplier master data between Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (SIPM) and SAP Master Data Governance for Suppliers (MDG-S) systems.

Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management

Ariba Sourcing Professional

Ariba Contract Management Pro

 

For more details, please contact your Customer Engagement Executive.