With a vision to make the procurement process as paperless and efficient as possible, the University of Washington has transitioned to the ARIBA eCommerce platform for its procurement transactions. We would like to continue our relationships with our valued UW suppliers, and need their cooperation and willingness to accept this new procure-to-pay process by responding to all requested steps from ARIBA in a timely manner.
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The ARIBA Network is a network of over 1 million suppliers that provides a connection point for buyers and suppliers through ARIBA. Suppliers register on the Network, configure their accounts, and store product and service content there
Through the ARIBA Network, suppliers can electronically receive Purchase Orders from their customers and send customers invoices for those POs.
For UW suppliers, first a supplier has to register with the University by completing the Supplier Registration Form: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/supplier-information/registration
Once registered, Vendor Control will work with the supplier to enable the supplier on the ARIBA Network and transact electronically with the University.
More comprehensive information on what suppliers need is on the Procurement Services website on the ARIBA Network webpage: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/supplier-information/ariba-network
"Supplier Enablement" or "ARIBA Enablement" are Procurement Services terms encompassing the process of getting UW suppliers transacting on the ARIBA Network. The process involves Procurement Services buyers, the ARIBA team and Vendor Control at different stages of the process.
The ARIBA Network is an eCommerce network for suppliers to receive UW purchase orders, create and transmit invoices electronically to the University and discover other customer opportunities. For more information about the ARIBA Network, see: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/supplier-information/ariba-network
Please submit information about the supplier to us using the ARIBA Network Registration Request webform located at http://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/supplier-information/ariba-network
Yes! Suppliers can apply discounts on an ARIBA PO or BPO invoice.
The supplier must include the discount amount on the invoice as part of the Header Charges. The header charge area is used for discounts, tax, shipping and handling. ARIBA Network Suppliers can find this area when they are submitting the invoice by clicking the Add to Header option and selecting Discount.
Note: A discount may not be invoiced as the only charge on the invoice. The supplier must apply the discount when invoicing for line items on the purchase order. If a supplier attempts to apply a discount on an invoice and no line items are included on the invoice, the payment will fail when the system attempts to process it and the department will not see the savings applied to their order.
The supplier can attach a copy of the invoice, or any other necessary documents, to the ARIBA network invoice when creating the invoice, before the invoice is submitted.
The instructions for where to correctly attach the .pdf copy to the Network invoice are on the ARIBA Network Supplier BPO Invoicing Reference Guide Document, beginning on page 5, which is posted here: https://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/AribaBlanketPurchaseOrders/bporeceivingsuppliers
Here are the steps:
1. Click the Add to Header button and then click on the link for Attachment from the drop-down menu.
2. The Attachment section will appear above the line items on the BPO. The supplier will click Browse to locate the document, select the file and then click the Add Attachment button.
3. After the document is attached at the Header, the attachment will be visible at the very bottom of the invoice screen, under the Tax Summary and Invoice Summary.