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As a follow-up to my earlier posting related to the SAP Procurement 2111 Release, I thought it was worth sharing some additional insights following go-live over the weekend of November 12-14!


Focus on guided sourcing

I as well as the rest of the SAP Procurement team are genuinely excited by the new capabilities delivered in guided sourcing with this release.  So much so that recorded demonstrations of side-by-side comparisons of the Classic Sourcing interface to guided sourcing have been delivered.  Check out the links below for quick comparisons where I am certain you too will see the advancement in efficiency and simplicity on display!

Event creation (2:07)

Setting event rules (1:16)

Setting event teams (0:55)

Inviting suppliers (1:28)

Event overview, timing and editing (2:14)

For detailed insights related to the new projects capability in guided sourcing be sure to review this demonstration.


Supporting remote work with procurement mobile

With the latest update to the SAP Procurement Mobile App broad process support for the remote workforce arrives!  Connect to key demonstrations of the new features noted via Ariba Connect.

Buy on behalf of

Quantity based receiving

Initiate change orders

Create non-catalog requests

Manage accounting distributions


Build your knowledge

During the Early Release Series webcasts for the 2111 release it became apparent that a quick refresher on the resources available to customers and partners that detail our new innovations was in order.

The best one-stop shop with all links to the release content is found in the Release Readiness area of SAP Ariba Connect.  Here you will find:

    • Full feature listings and related resource materials (screen shots, demonstrations, documentation links - screen shown below)

    • Access to quarterly webcast archives where recordings and presentations are available

    • Schedule for current and future releases

Figure 1 - Sample Feature Listing with related materials


QUICK TIP: Seeking product documentation on a specific feature?

The code that appears after the innovation name in brackets (ex. [BMA-2329]) can be typed in the search window of help.sap.com and direct access to the feature support documentation is presented.


If you like receiving tips and hints along with key information related to product releases and road maps for SAP Procurement products, be sure to robert.jones02!