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Customer Vendor Integration..for Ariba

One of the prerequisite steps in Ariba-ECC Cloud Integration guide is to 'Set up Customer Vendor Integration'. My questions:-

1) Why is it needed? (My requirement is that I want Supplier Data to flow from Ariba to ECC and create a Vendor record in ECC, and an acknowlegement back to Ariba from ECC with a vendor ID)

2) Where can I find the detailed steps how to go about this? The Help portal guide that SAP provides is a bit confusing. May be it will make sense, when I know why do we need to get this done?

3) Can we go about integrating Ariba with ECC without this feature enabled?

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    Jan 30, 2017 at 06:46 AM

    Hi,

    1) In ECC cloud, the Vendor is based upon the business partner. You'll use transaction BP with Vendor roles for data maintenance. Technically, you work on different DB tables (e.g. BUT000 for BP and LFA1 for Vendors). Since both tables have redundant attributes (e.g. names, addresses, etc.), CVI is the required tool to synchronize the data correctly.

    2) This should be part of the Ariba setup. If not, you might find at least the path to CVI customizing in ECC (transaction SPRO -> Cross Application Components -> Master Data Synchronization -> Customer/Vendor Integration). I'd recommend reading the built-in system documentation. This one explains a lot.

    3) No, you can't. Using CVI is mandatory in ECC Cloud.

    Best regards

    Michael

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    • Hi Yasir,

      well, that's beyond my Ariba knowledge, sorry for that. I cannot even explain why there is yet another mapping table needed. MDG uses the generic data replication framework that is actually used by Ariba, too. This one contains an option for value mapping.

      I'll sent a mail to a couple of Ariba colleagues I do know. Hopefully they will update this thread with a valid reply.

      Best regards

      Michael

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    Jan 31, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    The last screen shot was missing the whole sentence. here it is... " Do I need to activate these synchronization options, if I am only integrating Vendor"

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  • Feb 09, 2017 at 09:10 AM

    Hi Yasir,

    /ARBA/VALUE_MAP is a value map table that maps the values of ECC and SIPM. Below is the example for the same

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