Ariba provides 3 options to connect SAP system to the Ariba Network on the cloud.

Option 1. Web Services interfaces can directly consume and sendcXML messages using Ariba Add-on. By removing the need for middleware the landscape is simplified.

Option 2. Web Services, mediated via SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI), for enhanced data protection and security. (New option)

Option 3. Web Services, mediated via SAP Process Orchestration (PI) or similar middleware, with the same use cases as HCI, but you can take advantage of your prior investments into PI.

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The HCI connector has been recently added as an option to connect the two systems.

Features include

     Simplified cloud integration for trading partners

     Ariba Integration Gateway powered by SAP HCI

     Next generation cXML& standards based support

     Strong cXML governance for enhancements


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    1. Vijay Vital Post author

      Interesting you have asked this question at the right time. I reached out to Ariba in the US 2 days ago and they have confirmed the following.

      1) Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway (powered by HCI) supports EDI based integration for suppliers only.

      2) It is in limited availability (being tested with 5 pilot supplier I think).

      3) Its planned for general availability by Q4 this year. Not sure of the exact release.

      I will update the blog as soon as we start implementing for our suppliers.

      Follow, like and rate the post one of which should send you update as I update these posts I think.


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