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SAP Central Invoice Management – Key Innovations 2311 Release

In my previous blog, I emphasized the significance of inbound channels in addressing the challenges faced by Accounts Payable departments. The blog highlighted how SAP Ariba Central Invoice Management effectively tackles these inbound channel challenges by implementing various channels, leading to a high degree of automation. In the November 2023 release, SAP Ariba Central Invoice Management took two significant steps to advance its inbound channels by introducing the following:

  1. SAP Business Network Integration: SAP Business Network is a secure, global platform designed for the exchange of various business transactions, including Purchase Orders, Invoices, Catalogs, and Payments. This integration empowers customers to fully leverage the potential of SAP Business Network, enabling their suppliers to send invoices directly to them through the network. Suppliers can also integrate their backend systems with SAP Business Network to efficiently track generated invoices against received Purchase Orders.
  2. Compliance with Local Authority Requirements: Compliance with local authority requirements has become more critical than ever. With this release, the capability to receive invoices from legal networks and exchange systems i.e. Peppol into SAP Ariba Central Invoice Management’s inbound processing module through SAP Document and Reporting Compliance DRC will be available. This functionality is currently only available for Peppol in Germany and Norway.

This first release opens the door for future integration in future releases with e-invoicing platforms required by local authority.

Other features that were released in the November 2023 release include the following:

  • SAP Ariba Central Invoice Management users are now able to provide direct feedback to the product. This feedback allows SAP to improve the product.
  • Fiori Horizon as default user interface theme: Horizon is the new default theme for SAP Ariba Central Invoice Management.

At SAP, we continuously strive to improve and simplify the invoice management process to enhance efficiency and accuracy for our customers.

Additionally, I would like to invite you to explore our previous blogs that showcase the exciting innovations introduced in SAP Ariba Central Invoice Management. To access these informative resources, please follow these links: Astrid Luckart Blog, and Roxana Craciun Blog.

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