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The SLP solution will be implemented first and will open for Supplier registration on 24 September 2018.

The Master Data of Suppliers with open transactions, recently registered Suppliers and Suppliers transacted with in past 36 months, will be migrated to the new SAP Ariba platform. These Suppliers will receive a notification before 24 September 2018 via email to verify and confirm their Master Data (as migrated) and submit any required supporting documents.

Should Suppliers with Open transactions, not activate their user accounts in SAP Ariba after 3 months of the email notification but before 30 November 2018, Debswana has no other alternative than to block these Suppliers in SAP Ariba. This block will be on any NEW business, e.g. new Purchase Orders / Contracts only. EXISTING transactions with these Suppliers will still be finalised and paid.

Should Suppliers with NO OPEN transactions, not activate their user accounts in SAP Ariba after 3 months of the email notification but before 30 November 2018, Debswana has no other alternative than to block these Suppliers in SAP Ariba. This block will be a complete block and these Suppliers will have to re-register and follow the full SAP Ariba registration process.

SAP Ariba Clinics will be hosted from 10 - 14 September 2018, to demonstrate the new functionality and specifically the Supplier Registration process to Suppliers.

SAP Ariba is planned to Go-live on 26 November 2018. After this date, Sap Ariba will be the only gateway to transact with Debswana.

The planned key dates for the implementation of Sap Ariba, is as follows:

ACTIVITY DATE
Supplier registration on SAP Ariba 24 September 2018
SAP Ariba Clinics 10-14 September 2018
SAP Ariba Go-live 26 November 2018
Closing date for migration of Suppliers 30 November 2018​​​​