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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 as Orders, Fulfillment, and Invoices

  • Expanded options in the Create and quick links (...) menus

  • Expanded Workbench access to perform permission-based actions from the Actions column.

The chart below outlines the differences between the free standard accounts and subscription-based enterprise accounts:

Standard Account Enterprise Account
Fees No Fees Potential Fees
Document Types 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
Invoice Archiving Manual download

  • Capability to mass download invoices for local archiving

  • Long term invoice archiving for global compliance (regional restrictions apply)

Support 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

Electronic catalogs Yes, self service Yes, with assistance
Integration No Yes
Reporting No Yes
Multiple customer relationships Yes Yes
Multiple users per account Yes Yes
Document status updates Yes Yes
Access to mobile app Yes Yes
Access to Ariba Discovery Yes Yes
Document Access

Online account with dashboard and workbench

Interactive email notification

Learn more about this latest release here.