You run reports to analyze activity in your SAP Ariba solution.
The types of reports you run, and the data you use, depend on the following factors:
Your company’s SAP Ariba solution package
Depending on the features available in your SAP Ariba solution package, you might run reports on sourcing events, contracts, invoices, purchase orders, requisitions, suppliers, Supplier Performance Management projects, and so forth.
Your roles and responsibilities
Depending on your roles and responsibilities at your company, you might run reports to monitor your own activity, the activity of other users in your approval flow, or to analyze company-wide activity. For example, SAP Ariba Procurement solutions users with the Reporting Manager role run reports on all of the activity for users in their approval flow. SAP Ariba Spend Analysis business analysts run reports on the entire company’s spend.