Ariba Network for SuppliersAdministrator Quick-Start GuideTABLE OF CONTENTSGetting Started with Ariba Network Logging In Navigating the Home Page Setting Up Your Company ProfileManaging Roles and Users Creating a Role Modifying Roles Creating a User Editing User Roles and Resetting PasswordsAccount Configuration Setting Your Notifications Preferences Configuring Electronic Order Routing Configuring Electronic Invoice RoutingNext Steps and More Information Quick-Start Checklist
GETTING STARTED WITH ARIBA NETWORKThis quick-start guide will help you set up your Ariba Network account so you can begin transactingelectronically with customers across the entire market-to-cash cycle. By taking these steps to join the world’slargest trading partner community, you’ll be able to quickly and easily find buyers ready to buy, improvecustomer retention, accelerate the sales cycle, and predict and apply cash.Logging In1. Navigate to supplier.ariba.com.2. Enter the User Name and Password you created when registering.3. Click Login.
Navigating the Home PageOnce logged in, you will be directed to the home page. From here you will have access to training guidesand the tools you will need to begin transacting electronically.Home Page Major SectionsA.B.C.D.E.F.Main navigation – Easily navigate between tools within Ariba Network.Company information and settings – Quickly view your account information and settings.Search box – Search for documents directly from the home page.User guides – Get helpful guides on how to use Ariba Network to its fullest potential.Order, invoice, and payment notifications – Quick overview of order, invoice, and payment status.Tasks – View any pending tasks to make sure your account is complete.Main Navigation1. Home – This is how you will navigate back to the home page.2. Inbox – This is where you will find incoming notifications, orders, and releases. You will be able to createinvoices, ship notices, order confirmations, and much more from this tab.3. Outbox – This is where you can find your outgoing invoices, order confirmations, and ship notices. Youwill be able to create credit memos and non-PO invoices and view their status from this tab.4. Catalogs – This is where you will be able to create, view, and edit your standard or PunchOut catalogs.5. Enablement Tasks – This is where you will be able to view and complete any pending enablementtasks your customer has set for you.6. Reports – This is where you will be able to create and view reports on your account usage, such as POsand invoices sent through the network.
Company Settings Menu1. Company Profile – This is where you can fillout or edit your company profile information(shipping address, product and servicecategories, tax info, certifications, and more).2. Service Subscriptions – This is where youcan review and upgrade your currentsubscription packages as well as billing andpayment information.3. Customer Relationships – This is where youcan view current relationships and approve orreject potential relationships as well as set yourrelationship acceptance rules.4. Users – This is where you can create andmodify users and user roles.5. Notifications – This is where you can edityour notification settings for each solution.6. Account Hierarchy – If you have multipleAriba Network accounts, this is where you canset the parent-child hierarchy.7. Electronic Order Routing – This is whereyou can set or edit your order routing options fordifferent document types.8. Electronic Invoice Routing – This is whereyou can set or edit your invoice routing optionsfor different document types.9. Accelerated Payments – This is where youcan view and edit early payment terms andnotification settings.10. Remittances – This is where you cancreate, view, and edit remittances as well ascreate acceptance rules and set notifications.1111. Network Notifications – This is where youcan set your preferences about notificationsrelated to electronic order routing, catalogsubscriptions, service sheets, electronic invoicerouting, accelerated payments, and settlement.
Setting Up Your Company ProfileSet up your company profile to make your business visible to buying organizations looking to source newproducts and services on Ariba Network and the Ariba Discovery service.1. From the Company Settings menu, select Company Profile.2. Enter or revise values on the Company Profile page as necessary, making certain to fill out allrequired fields.3. Once you are finished with the1A) Basic information tab, you canenter or revise values on theB) Business,C) Marketing,D) Contacts, andE) Certifications tabs.Completing Customer-Requested Profile InformationAriba Network profile information can include additional profile information requested by your customers aspart of the Supplier Profile Questionnaire. Customers may require that you complete all requested profileinformation before you can participate in their events.MANAGING ROLES AND USERSAs the administrator for your Ariba Network account, you play an important part in keeping your company’saccount running smoothly. Your responsibilities include: Handling account configuration and managementServing as the primary point of contact for users with questions or problemsCreating roles and users for your accountThe administrator role is automatically linked to the username and login entered during account setup andregistration. If necessary, however, you can reassign the role to another person (learn how to do this).A user is created by the administrator and has exactly one role, which corresponds to the user’s real jobresponsibilities. Each user is responsible for updating his or her personal user information.Creating a RoleYou can create specific roles for each different activity your users may perform on Ariba Network.1. From the Company Settings menu, selectUsers to navigate to the Manage User Rolessection.2. Click Create Role in the Manage User Rolessection.
3. Enter a distinctive Name forthe role, and optionally, youcan enter a Description torecord your intentions for thisrole.4. Click a check box next toone or more permissions forthe new role. Each role musthave at least one permission.5. Click Save.Modifying RolesAfter you create a role, you can modify it. If the role is already assigned to a user, the modifications takeeffect for that user the next time they log in.11. From the Company Settings menu, select Usersto navigate to the Manage User Roles section.2. Click Edit to navigate to the Edit Role page for therole you want to update.3. Update the role Name, and optionally,the Description.4. Update selected Permissions for thisrole.5. Click Save.Creating a User11. From the Company Settingsmenu, select Users to navigate tothe Manage Users section.2. Click Create User to display theCreate User page.Note: By selecting a user and clicking Make Administrator, you can transfer the role to this user.
3. Under New UserInformation, enterA) Username,B) Email Address,C) First Name,D) Last Name, andoptionally, anE) Office Phonenumber for this user.4. Select at least onerole for the user in theRole Assignmentsection.5. Click Done.Editing User Roles and Resetting Passwords1. From the Company Settings menu, select Users to navigate to the Manage Users section.2. In the Manage Users section, check the box next to the user you want to modify, and click Edit.13. In the A) Role Assignment section you can add or remove roles, and in the B) CustomerAssignment section you can assign the user to specific customers or All Customers. Then clickSave.4. This is also where you can reset the user’s password by simply clicking Reset Password. AribaNetwork then sends an email to the user with a link to reset their password.34
ACCOUNT CONFIGURATIONSetting Your Notifications PreferencesYou can specify which notifications you receive and where you would like them sent.1. From the Company Settings menu, select Notifications.2. This takes you to the A) General notifications tab, though you can also set B) Network,C) Discovery, or D) Sourcing & Contracts notifications by clicking on the corresponding tabs.3. Click on the check box next to any notification you would like to receive.4. Enter up to three email addresses, separated by commas, to specify who should receive eachnotification.5. Click Save after you are finished configuring your notification preferences.6. Click Close to exit.Configuring Electronic Order RoutingYou can configure routing methods and associated options for electronic orders and documents fromcustomers on the Electronic Order Routing page.1. From the Company Settings menu, select Electronic Order Routing.2. If you are configuring cXML as arouting method, click Configure cXML(native) integration.3. Optionally, if you want to processnon-catalog orders with manuallyentered part numbers as catalog orders,select the following option at the top ofthe page: Process non-catalog ordersas catalog orders if part numbers areentered manually.
4.Find the section for the type of order you would like to configure (New Orders, Change/CancelOrders, or Other Document Types). Then select your preferred A) Routing Method from the dropdown menu and specify the requested configuration values in the B) Options column.5. Finally, set your preferences for receiving Notifications and specify users to receive them.6. Click Save.Tip: Choose Online as your Routing Method under New Orders to send POs to your online inbox and gaincentralized access to useful features, such as the ability to view and search orders, see real-time orderstatus, send confirmations and ship notices, troubleshoot order problems, “flip” orders into invoices, andmore from a single location – your Ariba Network account.Configuring Electronic Invoice RoutingYou can specify Online, cXML, or EDI as your default routing method for invoices.1. From the Company Settings menu, select Electronic Invoice Routing.2. Choose a Routing Method from the drop-down menu:a. Online – Enables manual invoice generation through the invoice page.b. cXML – Enables acceptance of cXML InvoiceDetailRequest documents sent from your invoicingsystem.c. EDI – Enables acceptance of either ANSI X12 810 or EDIFACT INVOIC invoices sent from yourinvoicing system.3. In the Notifications section, set your preferences for receiving notifications and specify users toreceive them.4. In the Extended Profile Settings and Information section, set options and enter text to describeyour invoice document policies.5. Click Save.Configuring Tax Information126.96.36.199.From the Company Settings menu, select Electronic Invoice Routing.Click the Tax Invoicing and Archiving tab.Fill in your tax information in the Tax Information section.Click Save.
NEXT STEPS AND MORE INFORMATIONSAP Ariba offers a wide range of interactive tools, documentation, tutorials, articles, and more to help youget the greatest value from your Ariba Network account. Jumpstart your success by taking advantage of theresources on the checklist below.Quick-Start ChecklistUsing the Ariba Exchange User Community Accessing the Ariba Exchange User Community Browsing Content in the Ariba Exchange User Community Using Community-Based HelpMaintaining Your Ariba Network Profile Updating Your Company ProfileManaging Users and Roles Creating a Role Modifying Roles Creating a User Modifying a User’s Roles Resetting a User’s Password Editing Customer Assignments Transferring the Account Administration RoleAccount Configuration Set Notification Preferences Configure Electronic Order Routing Maintaining Extended Profile Information Configure Electronic Invoice Routing Configure Invoice Archivingwww.ariba.com 2016 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved.No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. SAP and otherSAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany andother countries. Please see dex.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and notices.9/16