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"If we knew what we know, our numbers would be better", an insight provided by the former CEO of a renowned company in the German DAX index. At apsolut, our developers and consultants also gain new insights with every project: They discover weaknesses and white spots in the standard solutions and uncover optimization potential. We record these findings in the form of solution modules. This means for you and your business: more process efficiency and more automation tailored to your individual needs.

The catalog of these solution modules is growing continuously as a result of our project work. The selection below covers only a part of our catalog. If you are interested in further modules or know of white spots that have remained hidden from us so far, please contact us!

 

 


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apsolut Supplier Cockpit

apsolut Supplier Cockpit

WHITE SPOT: Familiar functions of SAP SLC are not available in the S/4HANA world.

SOLUTION: With this Fiori app package, you can register, qualify, onboard, assess, develop, and evaluate your suppliers in S/4HANA as usual. Also included: Certificate & Attachment Exchange, Activity Management, Custom Confirmation, Order Confirmation for suppliers and much more.

Order Confirmation Workflow

Order Confirmation Workflow

WHITE SPOT: Suppliers can create an order confirmation that differs from the order. As long as the differences are within the defined tolerances, this goes unnoticed.

SOLUTION: Discrepancies between the purchase order and purchase order confirmation can be approved in a two-step workflow.

 

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Procurement Catalog Content Management

Procurement Catalog Content Management

WHITE SPOT: External and internal catalog articles can only be loaded as JSON files into the HANA database. In addition, no approval flow is defined for loading new articles.

SOLUTION: This module allows to load Excel and BMEcat files as well as to approve new items and compare new and old prices.

ERP Cost Approver Extraction

ERP Cost Approver Extraction

WHITE SPOT: Cost approvers are managed in lookup tables in Ariba Buying although the same information already exists in SAP ERP.

SOLUTION: This solution loads cost approvers of cost centers, internal orders and WBS elements automatically from SAP ERP into Ariba Buying lookup tables.

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Guided Buying Translations Generator

Guided Buying Translations Generator

WHITE SPOT: Translating the Ariba Guided Buying user interface is very laborious. Single JSON files need to be downloaded, copied, opened, edited and uploaded again.

SOLUTION: This solution module extracts keys and default values from JSON files into an Excel format with which translations for many languages can be maintained and uploaded to Ariba, all at once.

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User Master Upload Enhancement

User Master Upload Enhancement

WHITE SPOT: Not all relevant user master data is transferred from SAP ERP to Ariba Buying. Uploads to Ariba Sourcing are impossible! This usually requires manual maintenance of master data in Ariba. Connecting a central user management system to Ariba is only possible with great effort.

SOLUTION: This solution module allows you to upload all relevant user master data to Ariba Buying and Ariba Sourcing. Data sources hereby can be an SAP ERP, LDAP or another central user management system.

Lookup Table Upload Framework

Lookup Table Upload Framework

WHITE SPOT: Ariba allows you to create lookup tables to search for approvers, general ledger account or other information. These tables need to be filled manually although this kind of data is often already defined in SAP ERP systems.

SOLUTION: This solution module allows you to select any SAP ERP table, transform it according to the Ariba table structure and automatically upload it to Ariba as a lookup table.

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Quotation Reference Transfer

Quotation Reference Transfer

WHITE SPOT: When receiving a purchase order, suppliers cannot identify which quote the customer is referring to.

SOLUTION: This solution module transfers the quote reference number from SAP ERP into the Ariba Network.

This module is also available as part of the Best Practice Enhancement Bundle. Click here to see the entire bundle!

Contact Information Transfer

Contact Information Transfer

WHITE SPOT: Suppliers usually do not know whom to ask in regards to the purchase orders.

SOLUTION: This solution module allows you to determine yourself whose contact information should be transferred to Ariba Network: purchaser, requester, MRP controller etc.

This module is also available as part of the Best Practice Enhancement Bundle. Click here to see the entire bundle!

Legacy Order Transfer

Legacy Order Transfer

WHITE SPOT: Suppliers cannot create follow-on documents such as invoices if the corresponding purchase order was created before the Ariba Network go-live.

SOLUTION: An ERP report that mass uploads purchase orders that were created before the Ariba Network go-live.

 

This module is also available as part of the Best Practice Enhancement Bundle. Click here to see the entire bundle!

PO Buyer VAT Transfer

PO Buyer VAT Transfer

WHITE SPOT: Suppliers have to manually maintain the customer’s VAT ID when creating the invoice.

SOLUTION: This solution module transfers the customer’s VAT ID as part of the purchase order so that it is automatically flipped into the invoice.

This module is also available as part of the Best Practice Enhancement Bundle. Click here to see the entire bundle!

PO Unloading Point And Recipient Transfer

PO Unloading Point And Recipient Transfer

WHITE SPOT: Unloading location and recipients are not transferred to Ariba Network.

SOLUTION: Unloading point and recipients are made available in the DeliverTo Element on Ariba Network.

This module is also available as part of the Best Practice Enhancement Bundle. Click here to see the entire bundle!

PO Attachment Transfer Filter

PO Attachment Transfer Filter

WHITE SPOT: All purchase orders attachments are automatically transferred to Ariba Network – even if those attachments are for internal usage only (e.g. offers from competitors).

SOLUTION: This solution module ensures that only attachments with a specific string in the file name are transferred.

This module is also available as part of the Best Practice Enhancement Bundle. Click here to see the entire bundle!

Tax Information Transfer

Tax Information Transfer

WHITE SPOT: When suppliers create invoices, they need to manually enter tax rates as they were not transferred to the Network as part of the purchase order.

SOLUTION: This solution module allows tax rates of the purchase order to be flipped automatically into the invoice.

This module is also available as part of the Best Practice Enhancement Bundle. Click here to see the entire bundle!

Purchase Order PDF Transfer

Purchase Order PDF Transfer

WHITE SPOT: Important information e.g. conditions of purchase available in the PO PDF generated by the ERP system is not transferred to Ariba Network.

SOLUTION: When saving or modifying a purchase order, a new ERP PO PDF is created, attached and sent to the Ariba Network. There, it is displayed next to other ERP-generated attachments.

apsolut API Development Framework

apsolut API Development Framework

WHITE SPOT: No ‘HTTP REST API’ development framework available in SAP ERP systems for ABAP which makes the integration with Ariba Webservices and Ariba OPEN API extensive and laborious.

SOLUTION: With our API development framework you can focus on the functional part of your custom integration solution whilst we provide the technical know-how.

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Master Data Filter Framework

Master Data Filter Framework

WHITE SPOT: There is a limited possibility of filtering master data based on both 'AND’ and ‘OR' conditions that you want to extract from an SAP ERP system and upload to Ariba Buying or Ariba Sourcing. Only 'OR' based conditions are possible and hence custom implementations are often required.

SOLUTION: Define the 'AND' and 'OR' filter combinations yourself. Roll-out your application faster!

Ariba Catalog Content Version Comparison

Ariba Catalog Content Version Comparison

WHITE SPOT: Comparing catalog content of different catalog versions is not user-friendly.

SOLUTION: Our solution offers a convenient side-by-side comparison of different catalog versions so you can easily identify changes, for example in prices.

User Interface Control Framework

User Interface Control Framework

WHITE SPOT: There is limited possibility to control the user interface add-on of the SAP SRM UI5 shopping Cart.

SOLUTION: This tool allows you to adjust the UI of the SRM shipping cart without development.

SRM Catalog Content Management

SRM Catalog Content Management

WHITE SPOT: There is no possibility to upload BMEcat catalog content to the SRM UI5 TREX/HANA search. If a catalogue item is changed, there is no approval mechanism in the SAP standard.

SOLUTION: This admin tool is based on apsolut's best practice. It allows you to upload catalog content available as BMEcat or Excel file, compare different catalog versions and approve the content before activating, all to enhance overall management of your UI5 articles.

Material Group Hierarchy Search

Material Group Hierarchy Search

WHITE SPOT: In SAP SRM, material groups are only shown as a flat list.

SOLUTION: This solution displays your material groups in a user-friendly hierarchy.

Easy RFX - Spot Quote for SRM

Easy RFX - Spot Quote for SRM

WHITE SPOT: Buyers often lack information about potential suppliers and their product and service quality. In addition, supplier details must be stored in the standard SRM database in advance.

SOLUTION: This module enables a 'small bidding' process, where existing and new suppliers send an Adobe Interactive Form to your SRM system via email.

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