In the 2308 release, the SAP Business Network product team released enhancements for the supplier standard account.
Standard accounts allow suppliers to transact an unlimited documents at no cost. It provides suppliers with basic transaction capabilities, such as invoice creation, order confirmation and creation of catalogs.
Prior to the Q2 2023 release, there were limitations in the Trading Partner Portal for standard accounts in terms of navigation. Now, standard accounts have similar access to enterprise account users, specifically:
Expanded permission-based access to object-oriented navigational menus such asOrders,Fulfillment, andInvoices
Expanded options in theCreateand quick links (...) menus
Expanded Workbench access to perform permission-based actions from theActionscolumn.
The chart below outlines the differences between the free standard accounts and subscription-based enterprise accounts:
All document types supported on SAP Business Network for Procurement
All document types supported on SAP Business Network for Procurement and SAP Business Network for Supply Chain
Capability to mass download invoices for local archiving
Long term invoice archiving for global compliance (regional restrictions apply)
Online help center
Online help center and training courses
Support via phone, chat or email
Onboarding assistance with enablement experts
Technical support for integration and creating digital catalogs