Ariba Quarterly Updates

Ariba releases four primary updates per year that are meant to improve the user experience. These quarterly releases happen in February (Q1), May (Q2), August (Q3) and November (Q4). Within those four releases are dozens, sometimes as many as a hundred or more, feature updates. They also fall into three possible categories: Automatically On; Customer Configured; and Contact SAP Ariba Support to Enable. Here’s a roundup of the best features for each update.

Ariba 2023 Q2 Release: Top 10 New Features

SAP’s 2023 Q2 Release includes about 80 new features. Unlike the 2023 Q1 release, there was nothing our consultants were super excited about. However, there are tweaks to various products,…

Critical Change to HTTP Protocols in Ariba are Coming!

SAP Ariba has announced an important change to HTTP protocols that could impact access to links in your Ariba systems. SAP plans to enforce the use of HTTPS links for…

Ariba 2023 Q1 Release: Top 10 New Features

The SAP Ariba 2023 Q1 Release includes 67 new features. There were a couple that our consultants absolutely considered to be game changers, but most of the updates were smaller…

Ariba 2022 Q4 Release: Best Downstream Features

This feature update includes 89 new features. On the downstream side, the biggest takeaway for us is in the number of updates and improvements to buying and invoicing and the…

Ariba 2022 Q4 Release: Best Upstream Features

This feature update, the final release of 2022, includes 89 new features. The biggest takeaway for us is in the number of updates and improvements to supplier management in general,…

SAP Ariba 2022 Q3 Release: Supply Chain Collaboration updates

SAP Ariba's Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) solution is one of the best options to improve flow, increase visibility, and react quickly to issues that may disrupt your supply chain. And…

SAP Ariba 2022 Q3 Release: Mandatory Updates

We’ve already hit the highlights of SAP Ariba’s 2022 Q3 release, on both the upstream and the downstream side. However, within that release there are two updates that become mandatory…

SAP Ariba 2022 Q3 Release: Best Downstream Features

The focus on this particular release seems to be communication and efficiency. Many of the updates allow buyers and suppliers to be able to track their own orders, confirmations or…

SAP Ariba 2022 Q3 Release: Best Upstream Features

The big news for this release is the increased focus on improving the Guided Sourcing to have more of the functions and features associated with standard sourcing. There are also…

Required SAP Ariba Updates with Expiring Support

There are a couple of crucial modules that SAP Ariba is upgrading to more cloud-based functionality. It's important to make a plan now before the standard support for these modules…

Mandatory Upgrades in SAP Ariba’s 2022 Q2 Update

We’ve already hit the highlights of SAP Ariba’s 2022 Q2 release, on both the upstream and the downstream side. However, within that release there are two updates that every user…

SAP Ariba’s 2022 Q2 Release: Most Useful Downstream Features

There's a lot to love in the downstream updates of SAP Ariba's 2022 Q2 release: improvements to the mobile app, more convenience features in buying & Invoicing, and enhanced accessibility…