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S/4HANA Cloud – ARIBA Integration

The Ariba Network (AN) is a global network that provides connectivity and online services to organizations engaged in business-to-business e-commerce. Ariba Network enables buyers and suppliers to do business with each other worldwide over the Internet and to access multiple network-delivered services to enhance interaction and collaboration.

The integration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Ariba allows the following processes:

  • Purchase order collaboration
  • Invoice collaboration
  • Service procurement
  • Discount management
  • Payment

For the S/4HANA Cloud integration, the communication is established using HTTP(s) based APIs. The APIs are helpful in messaging with SAP family apps and non-SAP apps. The OData and SOAP services are used for the connectivity.

OData
Open Data Protocol (OData) is a data access protocol used to query and update data and to trigger the business logic. It is designed to provide standard CRUD access via HTTP(S) and send a synchronous request with response.

SOAP Service
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a protocol for exchanging information in distributed environments. This is the preferred protocol for asynchronous messaging (error handling).

For the ARIBA landscapes – Guided Buying, Buying and Invoicing, Automation of Purchase-to-Pay, additional information about configuring the scenarios successfully is provided in the following blogs:

  1. Identify SOAP services responsible for interaction between Ariba and S4 HANA systems (1ZM ,2NV,42K scenarios): View
  2. Understanding Communication user in Ariba integration with S4HANA (1ZM,42K): View
  3. Tracking the OData services triggered from Ariba to S/4 HANA cloud system: View
  4. Debugging SOAP and OData services from S/4HANA for Ariba integration (Cloud environment 42K,1ZM,2NV): View
  5. ARIBA Integration with S/4HANA On-Premise vs Cloud: View

The best practice links for S/4HANA ARIBA integration scenarios are provided:

· 2NV – Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying (Direct Connectivity): https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/2NV

· 1ZM – Procure-to-Pay with SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing (Direct Connectivity): https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/1ZM

· 42K – Automation of Purchase-to-Pay with Ariba Network (integration via CIG): https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/42K

· 3EN – Guided Buying for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying (Direct Connectivity) https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/3EN

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      Author's profile photo Sai Giridhar Kasturi
      Sai Giridhar Kasturi

      thanks for sharing

      Author's profile photo Anup Nair
      Anup Nair

      Informative, Thanks for Sharing!

      Author's profile photo Eric Yu
      Eric Yu

      Thanks for sharing the inforamtion about ariba