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Muthukumar1
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Introduction

SAP Ariba solutions extend the core operational processes, providing full source-to-settle functionality with both S/4HANA Private cloud and S/4HANA Public cloud systems.

In this blog, we will see the Ariba technical scenarios which can integrate into S/4HANA Public cloud. Considering the restriction of leveraging the Ariba standard integration method, we will also see what integration method can be used to connect Ariba and S/4HANA Public cloud system.

S/4 HANA public cloud integration with SAP Ariba includes guided buying, collaborative sourcing, and networked-based, end-to-end supplier collaboration to deliver a new and simplified user experience and a seamlessly integrated working model with suppliers using SAP Business Network.

We can extend the core capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Ariba solutions in a single-instance deployment. This enables you to receive business documents from SAP Ariba solutions in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and to execute end-to-end processes. Ariba FPC can not be integrated with S/4HANA public cloud.

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Available Integration scenarios between Ariba and S/4HANA Public cloud system:

Below mentioned technical scenarios can be integrated from Ariba to S/4 HANA using SOAP APIs using Managed Gateways Passthrough integration. Integration method for below scenarios is different than integrating on-prem S/4 system, So no managed gateway add-on required to connect these systems

 

Sl #

Technical scenario number

SAP Ariba Technical Scenarios name

S/4HANA Public cloud Integration

1

 

Supplier Management (SLP) – Bi-directional sync

yes

2

4BL

Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing

yes

3

4AZ

Contract Management with SAP Ariba Contracts

yes

4

2NV

Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying

yes

5

42K

Source-to-pay with SAP Business Network (Commerce Automation)

yes

SAP S/4HANA public Cloud in connection with SAP Ariba applications allows you to largely benefit in streamlining your procurement processes:

1.   Integrating Supplier Data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Ariba Solutions Using SAP Master Data Integration

We can use SAP Master Data Integration (MDI) to replicate supplier data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Ariba solutions.

SAP MDI replicates supplier data to SAP Ariba applications through SAP Integration Suite, managed gateway for spend management and SAP Business Network. The following diagram illustrates this process:

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Supplier data integration using SAP MDI supports the following Source to Pay business processes for the SAP S/4HANA Cloud integration solutions:

SAP Documentation link: About Supplier Data Integration with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Using SAP Master Data Integration | SAP Help ...

3087667 - Connecting from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Master Data Integration service - SAP for Me

Reference link for Bi-directional update:

SM-31650: Support for Bidirectional Integration of Supplier Data with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Using SAP Ma...

2.   Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing

Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4BL) enables to identify sources of supply for purchase requisitions in SAP S/4HANA public Cloud, using the community of suppliers in SAP Business Network and the SAP Ariba Sourcing solution. Note that this scenario is the successor of Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (1A0).

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You can find more information about feature overview in the below SAP help documentation link: Sourcing with SAP Ariba Sourcing (4BL) | SAP Help Portal

3.   Contract Management with SAP Ariba Contracts

Contract Management with SAP Ariba Contracts" (scope item 4AZ) enables you to perform strategic sourcing activities and to integrate prices from SAP Ariba Contracts into operational systems, that is, SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

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You can find more information about feature overview in the below SAP help documentation link: Contract Management with SAP Ariba Contracts (4AZ) | SAP Help Portal

4.   Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying

The guided buying capabilities of SAP Ariba are designed for employees who order goods using a self-service. Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying allows procurement organizations to scale self-service procurement across spend categories while enforcing compliance.

Note: Procure to pay with SAP Ariba Buying & Invoicing with S/4 HANA integration scenario is deprecated

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For more detail about 2NV can be referred in the below link: Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying (2NV) | SAP Help Portal

5.   Automation of Source-to-Pay with SAP Business Network (42K)

The scope item Automation of Source-to-Pay with SAP Business Network (42K) enables you to seamlessly connect from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to your suppliers in SAP Business Network. You can send them requests for quotations, asking for price and quantity information as well as for shipping costs. You can also send electronic purchase orders and goods receipts to your suppliers using SAP Business Network, and you can receive electronic order confirmations for materials, advanced shipping notifications, and invoices in SAP S/4HANA Cloud from your suppliers. You can also send payment advices in electronic form to your suppliers in SAP Business Network. All data is routed through SAP Integration Suite, managed gateway for spend management and SAP Business Network.

SAP Documentation link : Automation of Source-to-Pay with SAP Business Network (42K) | SAP Help Portal

Hope this blog help you to understand in the possible scenarios can be integrated between Ariba and SAP S/4HANA public cloud.

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