Ariba Network Permissions

Introduction

Ariba Network provides various permissions to users to access certain areas of the Ariba Network user interface. Permissions are grouped into roles and each role includes at least one permission. In this article we will explore all the Ariba Network Permissions.

Ariba Network Permissions

Below is the table describing Ariba Network permissions, its functionality and the access area in Ariba Network account:

PermissionsFunctionality and access area
Access to order confirmation approvalsEnable users to access order confirmation approvals in Supply Chain Monitor.
Archive accessEnable users to view and search archived items.

Access areas :

Inbox > Archived Invoice

Buyer Dashboard for Supply Chain CollaborationUsers are able to access the Buyer Dashboard for Supply Chain Collaboration. (Only for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration Buyer accounts)
Buyer Discount Management Program AdministratorEnable users to alter Discount Management rules ( Create, maintain and deactivate)

Access areas :

·         Administration > Configuration > Ariba Discount Management

·         Reports (Discount Acceptance, Discount Metrics, Early Payment Limit and Failed Dynamic Discounting Credit Memo Creation reports)

Buyer Treasury AgentUsers can accept or reject supplier-initiated early payment requests.

Access areas :

Administration > Configuration > Ariba Discount Management

Catalog ManagementThis permission grants users to manage catalog related activities.

Access areas :

Catalogs

Company InformationUsers can manage company profile and website information.

Access areas :

·         Administration > Configuration > Company Profile >

·         Administration > Configuration > Additional Information

Contact AdministrationEnable users to manage company-wide and supplier specific contact assignments.

Access areas :

Supplier Enablement > Contacts

Create and manage postings in Ariba DiscoveryUsers can manage postings on Ariba Discovery. They can create, modify, close and award postings.
cXML ConfigurationEnable users to configure the account for cXML transactions.

Access areas :

Administration > Configuration > cXML Setup

Forecast VisibilityGrants access to users to forecast and commit visibility. ( Only for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration Buyer accounts)
Goods Receipt Report AdministrationUsers are able to create, modify, delete and run the goods receipt report. Also, users are able to download the report.

Access areas :

Reports (Goods Receipt report)

Inbox and Order AccessUsers are able to access the documents in the Inbox and can take actions based on their profiles. They can view and search documents like invoices, order confirmations, shipping details.

Access areas :

Inbox

Invoice Report AdministrationUsers are able to create, modify, delete and run the invoice report as well as they can download the report.

Access areas :

Reports (Invoice Report)

Outbox AccessUsers are able to access the documents in the outbox and can take action depending upon their roles. This includes viewing and searching orders, transaction audit reports. They are also able to download the reports.

Access areas :

Outbox

Payment ActivitiesUsers are able to view payments, PCard account numbers on the purchase order and are able to maintain the company’s payment account. Also because of security reasons, users are required to change their passwords in 90 days

Access areas :

Outbox

PCard Configuration and NotificationsThis permission allows the users to enable PCard settlement as well as to maintain card administrator information and emails for card processing notification. Also, only the administrator account has this permission and only in case if the organization is enabled for payments.

Access areas :

·         Administration > Configuration > Settlement > PCard Settlement Service

·         Administration > Configuration > Settlement > PCard Administrator Information

·         Administration > Configuration > Settlement > PCard Charge Methods

·         Administration > Configuration > Settlement > PCard Processing Notifications

Purchase Order Report AdministrationUsers are able to create, modify, delete, run and download the purchase orders and order summary reports.

Access areas :

Reports (Order,  Failed order, Order Summary report)

Supplier Membership Report AdministrationUsers are able to create, modify, delete, run and download supplier membership status reports.

Access areas :

Reports (Supplier Membership Status report)

Supplier Profile Report AdministrationUsers are able to create, modify, delete, run and download supplier profile reports.

Access areas :

Reports (Supplier Profile report)

Supplier Remittance Information ReportUsers are able to create, modify, delete, run and download supplier remittance information reports.

Access areas :

Reports (Supplier Remittance Information report)

Tax Book Report AdministrationUsers are able to create, modify, delete, run and download tax book reports.

Access areas :

Reports (Tax Book report)

Transaction ConfigurationThis permission allows users to specify their preferences for routing and responding to order related activities like canceling orders, order request messages.

Access areas :

Administration > Configuration > Default Transaction Rules

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