Describing SAP Ariba 2311 Release Features

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe new or changed features for SAP Ariba Supplier Management in the SAP Ariba 2311 release

SM-36145: Ability to Issue Mass Modular Questionnaire Invitations to Suppliers

Technical Details

  • Applicable Products
    • SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance
    • SAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management
    • SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
  • User Type
    • Buyer
  • Enablement Model
    • Automatically on

Description

With this feature, you can invite a large number of suppliers to respond to a modular questionnaire by defining separate waves or groups of suppliers and uploading a list of suppliers to include in each wave. You achieve this by uploading a CSV file that contains the list of suppliers you want to include in the current mass modular questionnaire invitation wave. You can also monitor the progress of these mass invitations.

You create distinct waves of invitations to send modular questionnaires to several suppliers in a controlled manner. For example, you can invite suppliers from one region in the first wave, another region in the second wave, and so forth. Waves have end dates, but they're for informational purposes only. The invited suppliers can fill out the modular questionnaire as long as it's still open, regardless of the end date of the wave. You can't schedule waves in advance.

Customer Benefits

  • Send a modular questionnaire out to many suppliers at once
  • Group data collection initiatives into waves
  • Track and monitor wave status across supplier recipients

Prerequisites

  • For SAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management, this feature requires the "new architecture."
  • You must be a member of the SM Ops Administrator group to issue mass modular questionnaire invitations.
  • Every supplier in the mass modular questionnaire wave must have at least one supplier contact. For all of the suppliers in the mass modular questionnaire wave that have primary supplier managers, the primary supplier managers must all be members of the SM Ops Administrator group.
  • The modular questionnaire project template in your site must be set up and published.

Restrictions

Mass invite may include at most 10,000 supplier contacts.

Feature Details

In addition to inviting supplier contacts to fill out standalone modular questionnaires by navigating to ManageSM Modular Questionnaires, you can now send a single modular questionnaire to at most 10,000 supplier contacts by uploading a CSV file in ManageSM AdministrationMass invite.

The Mass invite page now includes a dropdown menu titled Mass Invite For. This menu includes an additional Modular Questionnaire option, as shown in Figure 1.

Screenshot of the Mass invite page in SM Administration. The Modular Questionnaire option is selected in the Mass Invite For menu.

Related Resources

Information about all the new or changed features in the SAP Ariba 2311 release is available in What's New in SAP Procurement and SAP Business Network.

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