Explaining the Buyer User Interface

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the buyer user interface

The Buyer User Interface

This lesson will introduce you to SAP Business Network’s functionality for Buyers.

Buying Organization View

Buying organizations can use SAP Ariba Procurement solutions such as SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing to create purchase orders and send them through SAP Business Network to their suppliers.

Buying organizations can also use SAP Ariba Commerce Automation to transmit cXML documents between their external ERP system and SAP Business Network.

Each buying organization has access to a buyer account on buyer.ariba.com. Buying organizations can use SAP Business Network to do the following:

  • Search for suppliers with products and services they need
  • Invite suppliers to form a trading partnership
  • Send purchase orders and receive invoices
  • Receive order confirmations and ship notices
  • Send payment documents
  • Run reports on their suppliers

Using SAP Ariba Discovery, buying organizations can search for suppliers, publish postings for goods and services, receive bids, and then award and rate suppliers.

Buyer Home Page

The Buyer home page is similar to that of a supplier, but there are a few key differences. The home page consists of:

  • Vender Enablement status information
  • Alerts and Messages
  • SAP Ariba Discovery
  • A shipment tracking portal

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Orders Tab

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Fulfillment Tab

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Invoices Tab

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Payments Tab

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Catalogs Tab

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Supplier Enablement Tab

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Administration Tab

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Reports Tab

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