As a supplier on Ariba Network, you may have a large volume of transactions on the network that you have to reconcile with your own back-end systems. Depending on the volume and number of customers, you may be familiar with the challenges of manual data entry and reconciliation.
Integrating with your customers through Ariba Network can streamline your transaction processing and make it easier to collaborate with your customers. When you integrate your ERP or other back-end systems with Ariba Network, you can automate certain tasks, for example, you can automatically send ship notices when goods are delivered, and invoices when your customers confirm that the goods have been received. Ultimately, integration helps you be more efficient, improves the accuracy of your data and increases the likelihood of getting paid faster.
You can integrate to Ariba Network using a number of different formats, such as cXML, EDI, PIDX and more using SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway or CIG. CIG supports over 80 integration formats for variety of industry verticals, making it compatible with whatever back-end system you may have.
Reduce Errors With Automated Testing
One of the innovations with CIG is Test Central. Test central gives you access to automated testing tools so you can validate the content and schema of your documents without engaging your customers. You can test connectivity end-to-end between systems and use out-of-the-box test cases that are readily available. You can still perform a final test with your customer when your project is near completion, and the process is much more streamlined as you’ve completed majority of testing beforehand.
Improve Responsiveness With Transaction Monitoring
CIG also brings another capability called transaction monitoring. The transaction tracker monitors your documents and alerts you to any problems in real time, to make sure your transactions flow smoothly. This means you’ll know right away when a document doesn’t make it to your customer or your back-end system from Ariba Network so you can identify the issue.
Flexible Collaboration with Mapping Capabilities
The third feature unique to CIG is the transformation and mapping capabilities. CIG is compatible with a large list of industry and regional standards and document types. This means that you can connect once to Ariba Network and integrate with many customers using single mapping with the ability to reuse and modify project configurations, instead of having to repeat integration setup for every single customer.
Go live faster with reliable results and fewer resources using CIG.
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