"How can we direct requisitions and other documents to the appropriate parties to ensure data accuracy and adherence to our internal policies?"
"Great question! In SAP Ariba, this is handled via approval processes with custom rules to route documents to various users, allowing them to approve or deny documents. Let's examine the key concepts together."
Any document type for which an approval process can be applied.
Examples include purchase requisitions and user profile updates.
The approval process is a set of approval rules for a specific type of approvable, such as requisitions or user profile changes.
Only one approval process can be active for a given approvable at a time.
Approval rules determine the approvers assigned to each approvable. Some rule types can only add one approver while others may add multiple approvers. The order of the rules determines the order of the approvers.
For example, you could have a rule that adds the requester’s manager to the approval flow.