Although the procedure for creating and maintaining users in SAP Ariba is well documented, it remains a time-consuming activity which can also lead to errors. Changing and uploading the corresponding CSV-files relies on manual activities of your SAP Ariba support department. A better way of user management would be an automated and integrated process.
There are several options to automate and integrate user management for SAP Ariba:
- Importing user data and user group data via SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway;
- SAP Ariba solutions integration with SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance;
- SAP Cloud Platform Identity Provisioning.
Importing user data and user group data via SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway
If you are using the SAP Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG) for integration between your SAP ERP system and SAP Ariba Procurement, a native integration for user data and user group data is available. It requires that all users are available within your SAP ERP system.
SAP Ariba solutions integration with SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance
Buyers using SAP Ariba cloud solutions can adopt the identity and access management capabilities of SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance to manage user access to SAP Ariba cloud solutions.
SAP Cloud Platform Identity Provisioning
If you are using SAP Cloud Platform, you can take user integration to a next level. SAP offers an end-to-end solution for identity and access management as a service. It reuses existing data from a corporate identity store such as SAP SuccessFactors solutions and Microsoft Active Directory.
Of course, third-party applications can also be used (such as empowerID), but as you could read, SAP offers standard options for automating and integrating user management in SAP Ariba.
If you are interested in above integration possibilities and the benefits for your SAP Ariba environment, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.