Enhancements to the SAP Business Network Supplier Standard Accounts
In the 2308 release, the SAP Business Network product team released enhancements for the supplier standard account.
Standard accounts allow suppliers to transact an unlimited documents at no cost. It provides suppliers with basic transaction capabilities, such as invoice creation, order confirmation and creation of catalogs.
Prior to the Q2 2023 release, there were limitations in the Trading Partner Portal for standard accounts in terms of navigation. Now, standard accounts have similar access to enterprise account users, specifically:
- Expanded permission-based access to object-oriented navigational menus such as Orders, Fulfillment, and Invoices
- Expanded options in the Create and quick links (…) menus
- Expanded Workbench access to perform permission-based actions from the Actions column.
The chart below outlines the differences between the free standard accounts and subscription-based enterprise accounts:
|Standard Account||Enterprise Account|
|Fees||No Fees||Potential Fees|
|Document Types||All document types supported on SAP Business Network for Procurement||All document types supported on SAP Business Network for Procurement and SAP Business Network for Supply Chain|
|Invoice Archiving||Manual download||
|Support||Online help center||
|Electronic catalogs||Yes, self service||Yes, with assistance|
|Multiple customer relationships||Yes||Yes|
|Multiple users per account||Yes||Yes|
|Document status updates||Yes||Yes|
|Access to mobile app||Yes||Yes|
|Access to Ariba Discovery||Yes||Yes|
Online account with dashboard and workbench
Interactive email notification
Learn more about this latest release here.