Ariba Network allows AusNet Services to eliminate manual processes by automating transmission of Purchase Orders & Invoices through real-time integrated portals and electronic gateways. Similarly, suppliers benefit by receiving and sending documents in real-time to and from AusNet Services, such as Orders, Receipts, Invoices, and Remittance advices.
In some cases, suppliers will also be able to submit pricing updates and new products for their catalogues, as well as update their important supplier information (account details, contact info and compliance & regulatory information), all through the Ariba Network into AusNet Services systems.
AusNet Services General Manager, Procurement, Kevin Foster & AusNet Services Program Manager, Stuart Smith have shared their insights in the below video on the partnership with SAP Ariba and they value that this brings to you, our suppliers.
An Ariba Network Enterprise Account is an online platform designed to help suppliers succeed by making the procurement and payment of goods and services as seamless as possible. With an enterprise account you can utilise functionality such as electronic transactions, real-time invoice and payments, ERP integration, catalogues and advanced supplier support.
Outlined below are some of the benefits of the Enterprise account
Suppliers new to the Ariba Network generally start transacting on the Ariba Network for free, though based on the volume of transactions you do on the Network, you may be eligible for fees. Any potential fees may be offset by the many benefits of the Ariba Network mentioned prior. To learn more please visit SAP Ariba Subscriptions and Pricing.
If you have an existing Enterprise Account, you may have already received a Trading Relationship Request(TRR) or will receive one from the SAP Ariba team. By accepting this relationship, you will commit to transacting with AusNet Services through your existing Ariba Network ID.
If you have an existing Standard Account which you use to transact with other customers through the Ariba Network, then a new Ariba Network ID will need to be created to enable you to transact successfully with AusNet Services via an Enterprise Account.
If you do not have an Ariba Network account, over the coming weeks a target date will be confirmed for your onboarding. A further communication will include a Trading Relationship Request (TRR), which you will receive from SAP Ariba. Accepting this TRR will be an important step in ensuring your company can be set up correctly and an Ariba Network ID created. Once SAP Ariba have set you up, your company will be registered to transact with AusNet Services through the Ariba Network.
We will continue to reach out to you to prepare for the upcoming changes. In Q1 2020, we will be providing you with a Go Live date to begin transacting through the Ariba Network. Stuart Smith, Program Manager has shared next steps in the below video
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