||A seamless connection with
your order management systems
If your company has made the decision to drive purchasing through
your internal e-procurement system, you will benefit from the
extensive experience HP has in integrating with the leading vendors
such as Ariba, SAP or Oracle.
Many of our global customers are already accessing their
customized HP product catalog from their desktops, making the
purchasing process more efficient. As the leading integrated
procurement IT supplier, HP can provide your company with the
benefit of our proven and standardized methodology.
This guide provides you with further details on our deployment
process and the benefits you will receive through HP.com Business to
- Leverage your business process standardization across
- Encourage adherence to your IT standards with a consistent
catalog and pre-defined product set.
- Increase control of your company’s purchasing activity to
minimize order management costs.
- Save time and reduce administrative errors through seamless
automated ordering aligned with your established systems and
- Consolidate your reporting of your eProcurement solution by
incorporating your HP purchases
- How it works
- Authentication and Security
- Platform Support
- Project Plan for deployment
1. How it works
The HP Business to Business
integration server is at the heart of the solution. Built on
WebMethods™ technology, it enables HP to quickly and easily
connect to customers running a number of different platforms,
while providing a consistent set of transactions to HP’s
systems. Although your users will not realize it, the Business
to Business integration server will be the single point through
which you will access HP’s hosted website and submit purchase
orders to HP’s fulfillment system.
The HP fulfillment system will receive the purchase order,
configure (if requested) and ship the products you have
HP’s Business to Business
integration server authenticates all documents and requests it
receives. The authentication process keys on unique credentials
automatically sent from the customer’s e-procurement system
which must authenticate with the matching unique keys on file
with HP. Further, HP requires all xml transactions be encrypted
using HTTPS to provide an added level of security for both HP
and our customers.
Punch out to a customized site managed by HP. HP.com
Business to Business Integration offers our customers with a
punch out website featuring a secure customized product
catalog, access to product configurators, and detailed, up
to date product information.
When you punch out to your HP.com Business to Business
custom catalog, you can select and configure products and
bring your selections back for processing through your
internal procurement system. When you choose this option,
you get a more robust user experience enhanced with an:
- Easy to use HP catalog layout and search functionality
- Detailed product information and specs
- Online product configuration
- Availability in more than ten languages
- Support for centralized purchasing
We have experience integrating
with more than a dozen e-procurement platforms. HP’s support
includes actively monitoring key e-procurement platform vendor’s
roadmaps and providing input to guide those vendors’ future
enhancements to ensure that your HP.com Business to Business
Integration is in lockstep with your e-procurement platform.
HP’s customer integrations have included the following
- Ariba (HP-Ariba
- Data Stream
- Perfect Commerce (marketplace)
- Quadrem (marketplace)
- CC-Hubwoo (marketplace)
If you have a platform that is not listed above, it could
be supported as a custom deployment. However, we regularly
add support for new platforms. Check with your account
manager or HP.com Business to Business consultant for the
current support status on your preferred platform or to see
if your particular platform can be supported using one of
the industry standard technologies we employ.
These industry-standard technologies include:
- EDI (ANSi x.12 or EDIFACT)
HP has extensive experience integrating with the leading
e-procurement vendors. HP is proud to be one of the first
AribaReady suppliers, an Ariba Advantage Partner, a charter
member of Oracle’s Supplier Advisory Board and certified as
an OCNP by SAP. These recognitions and certifications
clearly demonstrate our ability to confidently integrate
with our partner’s platforms successfully.
4. Project Plan
The Business to Business
Integration solution, built on a compliment of HP and customer
systems, efficiently supports each step in the buying process.
- To begin shopping, the user logs on to your internal
- The user begins to shop in either:
A. the HP-managed punch out website, or
B. the customer-hosted static catalog.
- Once the user has selected the products they wish to
buy, your internal system routes the request for the
- Once approved, the request becomes a purchase order and
is submitted to HP.
- HP receives the purchase order, configures the product
(if required) and ships the order.
- HP sends an invoice for the shipped order, which is
available via EDI. The user may access reporting and
spending data from your internal system.
- The order of new HP product arrives at the user’s site.
Integration with your custom e-procurement systems can be
implemented for qualifying accounts but may require
incremental development. The process is the same as outlined
for a standard deployment, however the discovery,
qualification, implementation and testing phases are
extended due to an increased level of analysis and
development needed. In order to facilitate the analysis
phase, the customer will need to provide sample XML
documents for punch out set-up request and purchase order.
|As the world's leading integrated
procurement supplier, HP has the experience you can count on.
||Seamless connection to your internal
||Choose from "static" customer-hosted catalog or
"punchout" to a customized HP.com Business to Business site
||Available globally with all leading
e-procurement solutions: Ariba, SAP, ORACLE, Data Stream,
||Industry-standard technologies: OCI, Resettanet,
CUP / PUP, EDI, cXML, OAG, xCBL and CIF