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Compera is certified SAP Silver Partner

SAP Netherlands named Compera to certified SAP Silver Partner for Services. This achievement recognizes the quality, knowledge, and subject-matter expertise of Compera. Compera delivers SAP consulting services specialized in optimizing procurement business processes....

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SAP SRM 7 Customer influence program

Currently one of our current customers is setting up a new interface between SAP ECC and a third party solution, where as a result purchase requisitions are transferred to SAP SRM. The side effect of this process in earlier releases of SAP SRM, is that workflows...

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SAP Ariba: Quote Automation Enhancements

As I described in one of my previous blogs; the RFQ integration between SAP Ariba and SAP ECC makes it possible to create RFQs in SAP ECC and replicate them to SAP Ariba. This functionality is now enhanced with some new features. In this blog, I will explain these new...

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New Payables Features in SAP Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Because of my background as a financial business consultant, I have worked in several positions at accounts payable departments for different customers. Even when I started working as a SAP Ariba Procurement Consultant at Compera, I continued to take an interest in...

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The real amazon.com experience

Recently, my colleague Marijn posted a blog about spot buying functionalities in SAP Ariba. As Compera specializes in SAP Procurement and not only SAP Ariba, I would like to introduce spot buying functionalities in other SAP solutions as well. What is spot buying?...

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Guide one-off purchases with Spot Buy

You can usually rely on your procurement applications to help your company buy sourced items. But what happens when your employees need those one-off or emergency purchases that do not make sense for Procurement to source? Finding and buying these spot buy items from...

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March 14th – Future of Procurement event

On March 14th, SAP Netherlands is hosting the Future of Procurement event for 150+ procurement professionals. Compera is proudly sponsoring this event. For the past 10 years Compera has helped many large customers to innovate and digitalize their procurement...

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SAP Ariba Contracts Integration to SAP ECC

As of now this new Ariba Feature is available! Ariba Contracts can be sent to SAP ECC using a PI-layer between Ariba and ECC. Standard Ariba Contracts does not support Integration with SAP ECC. Due to this deficit customers are recreating the contracts in ECC which...

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SAP Ariba Item Material Master Data Integration

Until now, you could not integrate your Material Master Data into Ariba, which hindered Strategic Sourcing and Contracting activities. Without Material Master Data in Sourcing events or Contracts, achieving operational compliance in Downstream systems (e.g. Ariba P2P...

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SAP Ariba Contracts digital signature

When finalizing contracts with your supplier you will probably recognize the following problem: the final documents are not or incompletely signed by your supplier. Then, the contract needs to be returned to the supplier and the entire process must be performed again....

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New website live!

The time has come! We have a new website! Our new website is fully responsive, so also easy to read on phone or tablet. We are currently working on the content and the translation to English language. We will continue our blogs on news and developments in SAP...

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Ariba S(I)PM – Supplier Performance Management

Do you find it also troublesome? Getting and keeping insight in the performance of your suppliers?You have chosen different kind of suppliers, because you want to have both the best product / service in the market and support for your organization. That...

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Punch-out catalogi via the ARIBA Network

Do you have a B2B webshop and are you looking for more customers? Do you have customers who order via an Ariba or SAP system? Do you need more branding and control on your products? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then probably offering a...

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New: Push notifications with SAP Fiori

You'll probably recognize it. Looking at today’s modern apps, receiving instant notifications is one of the things that changed the way how we are informed about breaking news and tasks. Now this is also possible with SAP Fiori.If we look it from a procurement...

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New in ARIBA: Promoted Catalog Items

Imagine, you are a catalog manager and you have a range of products that are frequently searched for and bought. Or you have received a request from a buyer to promote some items because a great deal has been made, but only if you buy a specific amount….As of the...

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Ariba Network integratie with SAP SRM

Probably you heard already about it as a SAP Procurement and Ariba adept; since April 2015 the Ariba Network Adapter for SAP SRM has been on the market. This enables the exchange of PO's and PO confirmations between SAP SRM and the Ariba Network in cXML format. In the...

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Hidden useability tweaks in SAP SRM

Wist u dat SAP naast het User Experience programma, waarin de gebruiksvriendelijkheid door SAP Fiori en Screen Personas sterk wordt verbeterd, ook de gebruikerservaring blijft optimaliseren in SAP SRM? Veel gebruikers werken nog steeds met de standaard SAP SRM...

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Is SAP Fiori Launchpad your new procurement portal

SAP Procurement bestaat vandaag de dag uit diverse applicaties, waaronder SAP SRM, Ariba, Fieldglass en Concur. Best practices processen zijn veelal hybride van aard en lopen in het ideale plaatje over deze applicaties heen zonder dat de gebruiker hier last van...

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Tweaking SAP Invoice Management by OpenText

I noticed it in my SAP career several times and maybe you recognize it too: Sometimes we forget that implementing and/or activating a small functionality in a system, can result in a major improvement. There are various reasons why these features are not implemented,...

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Ariba On-Demand Solution: Hands on Experiences

The acquisition of Ariba by SAP has raised some questions for some time now. This applies to both SAP SRM consultants and purchasing professionals within companies. By now it is clear that SAP has positioned Ariba as its "On Demand" solution while SRM has been...

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Central Contracts in SRM 7.0

SAP has introduced a renewed concept for contract management in SRM 7.0: Central Contract Management. At first sight there doesn't seem to have changed too much. For instance, just like in SRM 5 contracts can be distributed to the desired backend(s). Also contracts...

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unknown, unloved sap supplier lifecycle management

Suppliers play a vital role for any company to achieve their goals. They form an important link in the supply chain. The success of the company depends in part on the extent to which its suppliers are able to deliver the purchased goods and services on time in...

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Punch-out catalogi via het ARIBA Network

Do you have a B2B webshop and are you looking for more customers? Do you have customers who order via an Ariba or SAP system? Do you need more branding and control on your products? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then probably offering a...

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Ariba SI(P)M – Supplier Information Management

Do you find it also troublesome? Getting and keeping insight in the performance of your suppliers?You have chosen different kind of suppliers, because you want to have both the best product / service in the market and support for your organization. That...

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Invoice Payment Plans available in SAP SRM

In the last couple of years our customers have been asking us for a solution to support Invoicing Payment Plans within SAP SRM. And perhaps you'll remember the restriction: Only customers who are using the Procurement for Public Sector (PPS) scenario could make use of...

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Procurement: Fiori Launchpad as central app hub

Do you recognize the following situation? You use several procurement software like Ariba, SAP SRM, FieldGlass and/or the SAP SRM User Interface Add-on. After all, hybrid processes are trending nowadays. And you would like to give your procurement process a boost with...

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Ariba APC And SRM UI Add-On

SAP offers two main solutions for Self-Service procurement, SAP SRM UI Add-on (User Interface Add-on) and Ariba’s APC (Ariba Procurement Content). Together with a colleague I have been working since beginning this year with Ariba and next to...

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SAZ SRM UI 5

St. Anna Zorggroep Since Monday, September 29 2014, St. Anna Zorggroep (hospital) has been live with the SRM User Interface Add-on which is installed on top of SAP SRM 7.03. It’s the first live deployment of the SRM UI5 Add-on in the Netherlands. The St. Anna Hospital...

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