In case of punch-out with Ariba procurement system, VARStreet supports complete roundtrip transaction. It involves the following steps:
The user connects to reseller’s ecommerce store using Single-sign-on method through Ariba. VARStreet system support both types of connections i.e. Market Place buyers and Non-Market Place buyers.
Submit Shopping Cart
On successful connection, it launches the supplier’s Ecommerce store within the buyer’s own procurement system. Buyer can now browse the store and search for products like they do on any regular Ecommerce store and add items to the shopping cart. Once buyer Submit / checkout the cart, the buyer is navigated back into the procurement application with the cart as purchase request (using cXML).
Receive Confirmed Purchase Order
The buyer then proceeds through all the necessary workflow steps – which may include adding or deleting items, cancelling the requisition or sending it for approval to the right authorities etc. Once approved, the buyer then creates a Purchase order and sends it to the supplier portal using cXML.
The shopping cart then verifies for any changes in the PO vis-à-vis the actual shopping cart that was created.
If there are any changes like Item Addition / Deletion, quantity updates, Bill to / Ship to Updates, comments, invoice comments etc., then the shopping cart is updated with these changes.
This shopping cart then creates the supplier’s Purchase order into the Buyer’s VARStreet Back office for fulfilment.
Reseller can configure Market place customer and Non-Market place customer in same Back office account.