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With our latest release of SAP Ariba Shopping, you get great enhancements of the app. Now you have an easier way of browsing through large catalogs and narrowing down your search by categories.

You can now also withdraw requisitions, and - last but not least - have a visual of the approval flow in the mobile application.


Let me dive right into the new capability to browse and view catalog items by categories and sub-categories. In addition to text, voice, and image search, you can now also browse categories. For example, a customer configures the category “Hardware & Software”, which includes multiple sub-categories with notebooks, tablet computers, mobile phones etc. This makes viewing and finding items much easier and faster. It provides a more manageable way to navigate through a large catalog, by narrowing down results and thus avoiding scrolling through never-ending lists of items.


Categories and sub-categories make browsing for catalog items easy


Another enhancement I want to show you here is the possibility to withdraw a purchase requisition right from the mobile app. For requisitions that are in status Submitted or Denied, you will see a Withdraw button in the details area of the requisition screen. Tapping this button changes the status to Composing, where the purchase requisition can then be deleted.


Withdraw a requisition


With the latest release it is now possible to display an approval flow segment within the requisition details screen of the SAP Ariba Shopping application. In the current preview mode, only two nodes are displayed, the current node and the upcoming node.

This increased transparency in the display of approver details shows you the current status of the approval.


Approval flow overview (single flow)


Prerequisites of the SAP Ariba Shopping app:

  • SAP BTP Global Account

  • SAP Ariba Shopping BTP service

  • iOS 14 or above

  • Android 7.0 Nougat or above

SAP Ariba Shopping is included in

  • SAP Ariba Buying 2211 and above

  • SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing 2211 and above


Are you ready to get started?

You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store respectively:

Are you looking for documentation?

Please see the SAP Ariba Shopping User and Admin guides on the SAP Help Portal.


Are you interested in other apps?

There is a full suite of mobile applications in addition to SAP Ariba Shopping, explore the SAP native mobile applications.

Follow the MXE Community for all the latest updates.

Are you excited about these new enhancements to the SAP Ariba Shopping mobile application, please feel free to share your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.