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Simple from the Source: Ariba Integration with SAP ERP now with SAP Best Practices for Sourcing and Collaborative Supply Chain

Update from previous version:

New features with version 9 of the Ariba integration with SAP Business Suite:

  • Ariba Sourcing integration, supporting operational and strategic sourcing
  • Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain Integration (CSC 3.0) with enhanced support of Schedule Agreement Release processing, and new support of Sub-Contracting and Consignment processing.
  • Enhanced and improved support of ERP SD Supplier integration from sales orders to invoicing.

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A new version of Ariba integration with SAP Business Suite is available now, extending Ariba Sourcing and Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain. Well-established SAP best practices for highly automated network-integrated procurement processes have further been improved.

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New and existing SAP Ariba customers with an SAP ERP system will benefit from the packaged integration solution:

  • Simple and clear configuration guides
  • Predictable project outcomes
  • Reduces TCO
  • Quicker go-live
  • Expert knowledge and best practices

Once again, this content is free of charge for SAP customers, and can be accessed and downloaded from SAP Service Marketplace at Based on the guidance of that content, SAP customers are empowered to connect their ERP with Ariba on their own or with a partner. For those customers who would like to take advantage of SAP Ariba’s experience, SAP is offering a service to implement the standardized scope of the rapid-deployment solution within 5 weeks for a very competitive price.


This solution covers the integration between SAP Business Suite and Ariba to support procurement processes.

For buyers, the scope includes:

  • Integration of SAP ERP with Ariba Sourcing, supporting operative and strategic sourcing (optional)
  • Integration with the Ariba Network, supporting automated procurement document exchange with suppliers for SAP ERP MM & SRM classic, from purchase order to payment
  • Discount Management integration with Ariba Network (optional)

The scope supports aspects of these scenarios:

  • Self-Service and Indirect Procurement
  • Direct Procurement
  • Service Procurement
  • Invoice Management.

Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain 3.0 integration (optional)

  • Schedule Agreement Release processing
  • Sub-Contracting
  • Consignment processing

For suppliers, the scope includes the integration of SAP ERP Sales and Distribution with the Ariba Network, automating the creation of sales orders from incoming purchase orders and the sending of invoices to buyers.


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      Author's profile photo Mark Wagener
      Mark Wagener

      Hi Karsten,


      we are implementing ERP Supplier Integration. We are usind direct connection scenario and we got stuck in the configuration of the webservices. We are not sure if we selected the right webservices etc. Is there any further documentation available?

      What we already have:

      -cXML solutions guide

      -cXML User’s Guide

      -Supplier's Guide for SP14 of SAP ERP Connectivity with Ariba Network


      Best regards,