Configuring SAP Ariba Procurement Solution

Introduction

For all export tasks in web-based integration, Ariba Administrator is responsible for configuring the URL for SAP Process Integration. In this article we will explore more about “Configuring SAP Ariba Procurement Solution”.

Generic URL:

SoapURL=http:///XISOAPAdapter/MessageServlet?channel=:<BusinessSystemName>:<Communication_Channel_Name>;

Example:

SoapURL=”http://<PIserver>:<port> sapnw01 : 50000/XISOAPAdapter/MessageServlet?channel=: BS_Procurement:CC_ChangePurchaseOrder_WSDL_Sender”;

Where,

  • Server name : sapnw01
  • Port: 50000
  • Business System Name: BS_Procurement
  • Communication Channel Name: CC_ChangePurchaseOrder_WSDL_Sender

Receiving Tolerances

In Ariba Procurement Solution, users can update the details of their orders. For this SAP ERP and SAP Ariba systems should receive the information in the same way. For example, both systems must have the same receiving tolerance.

Configure the following settings in system parameters to set the receiving tolerances:

  • Procure.OverReceivingOperator
  • Procure.OverReceivingPercentage
  • Procure.OverReceivingQuantity
  • Procure.OverReceivingValue
  • Procure.UnderReceivingOperator
  • Procure.UnderReceivingQuantity
  • Procure.UnderReceivingValue
  • Procure.UnderReceivingPercentage

The above parameter values are set from Service Manager; you need to submit the request with Ariba Contact and the Ariba Customer Support representative will contact you.

How to enable the generation of ERP Order by Default

When a user creates requisition for the first time, an ERP order is generated. To generate the ERP order by default, default behavior must be changed.

Steps to generate ERP Order by Default

  1. Log in to the Service Manager as superuser
  2. Under Site Manager navigate to Customer Sites
  3. Log in as Customer Support Admin
  4. Click Customization Manager
  5. Click the Advanced tab and select Parameters
  6. Under Search Filter search other methods and click edit
  7. Move sap.server.SAPPOERP to the top and click ok and save it

Specifying the preferred ordering method

The preferred ordering method is basically the format in which the PO is sent. Users can specify the preferred ordering method for the Purchase Orders sent to suppliers.

User can choose from the below-supported formats:

  • URL
  • Online
  • Fax
  • cXML
  • Print

To set the preferred ordering method, you need to submit the request with Ariba Contact and the Ariba Customer Support representative will contact you.

By default, the ordering method is set to the URL. To download the PO in *.csv format, the user needs to set the ordering method to Print.

Specifying Unique Purchase Order number

In Ariba Procurement Solution, the default purchase order number starts with EP10.

To specify the preferred unique number for the purchase order, you need to submit the request with Ariba Contact and the Ariba Customer Support representative will contact you.

Enable Cancel Order Integration

To enable cancel order integration in Ariba Procurement Solution, the value of parameter Application.Procure.UseCancelOrderIntegration should be set to YES.

To set the value of the mentioned parameter you need to submit the request with Ariba Contact and the Ariba Customer Support representative will contact you.

Enable creation of Split Orders based on Currency

In SAP ERP system, the requisition of line items having different currencies is not supported. To overcome this scenario the order should be split based on currencies.

Steps to enable split orders:

  1. Log in to the Service Manager as superuser
  2. Under Site Manager navigate to Customer Sites
  3. Log in as Customer Support Admin
  4. Click Customization Manager
  5. Click Field Configuration
  6. In Browse Classe, search for procurelineitem
  7. Provide the value for Create Field, Label for field, Expression
  8. Click Advanced tab and choose Split Order on this Field
  9. Click Customizing and publish the order by clicking Publish

Specifying ad-hoc ship to addresses

In Ariba Procurement Solution, users can add ad-hoc addresses while creating the requisition or by editing the existing purchase order. Adding an ad-hoc address is enabled once the user enables the Application.Procure.AllowAdhocShipToAddress in their Ariba Procurement Solution account.

You can learn more about Configuring SAP Ariba Procurement Solution here from SAP’s official website.

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