• The “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration” exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of an SAP Ariba Associate Business Consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification to participate in all SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration design and implementation projects.

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Forecast Collaboration > 12%

Explain the business case for forecast collaboration and the process flow, use workflow, complete the user tasks, set up business rules, explain purchase order features unique to forecast collaboration, use CSV upload, use the Buyer View, and explain manufacturing planning visibility.

Direct Purchase Order > 12%

Explain the business case for direct purchase orders, describe the process flow, explain how to use the direct PO features, use the direct materials fields and the return process, confirmation and ship notice controls, the high-tech industry fields, and explain the buy side exception monitors.

Supplier Enablement > 12%

Enable portal suppliers, enable integrated suppliers, use different support document standards (OAGIS, EDI, CXML, CSV), integrate over AS2, and use Cloud Integration Gateway in supplier enablement.

Integration and Set Up > 12%

Explain how SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration integrates with differetn buyer and supplier ERP systems and with SAP Ariba’s Supplier Management and Strategic Sourcing products, Explain the benefits of Ariba Network integration, Enable SAP Supply Network integration, Set up suppliers, Set up different document types, Use the different adapters, Set up the master data, Copmlete technical acknowledgement documents on the Ariba Network, Monitor internal messages, Integrate with external information sources

Schedule Agreement 8% – 12%

Explain the business case for schedule agreement, describe the process flow, use schedule agreement releases and the customer part number, release level and customer location fields.

Contract Manufacturing 8% – 12%

Explain the business case for contract manufacturing, describe the process flow, use contract manufacturing collaboration and the items to confirm list, use multi-tier documents, set purchase order priority, and use the ship notice due list.

SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration Business Case < 8%

Explain the business case for SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration, explain the differences between direct and indirect material procurement, and describe industry-specific use cases.

Consigned Inventory < 8%

Explain the business case for consigned inventory, describe the process flow, and use consigned inventory collaboration.

Invoicing < 8%

Use SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration’s invoicing features, resolve invoice exceptions, and describe tax differences for direct materials vs. indirect materials.

General Information

Exam Preparation

Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as “Topic Areas” and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

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