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Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Solutions

Increase savings through efficient sourcing, risk mitigation and contract compliance

Manage the entire analyze-to-contract process with strategic sourcing solutions from SAP and Ariba. Classify, enrich and analyze your transactional spend data to identify new savings opportunities. Reduce cost and improve efficiency in your sourcing processes. Handle the full contract lifecycle with ease. Segment and manage key suppliers throughout their lifecycle, and track supplier performance and risk. Your procurement team can achieve its business goals and run as a best-in-class organization.

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Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Spend Visibility

Make confident spending decisions with near real-time visibility into organizational spend and suppliers

Aggregate and analyze disparate spend data to gain new insights with spend visibility software from SAP and Ariba, an SAP company. Using powerful in-memory computing, this on-demand solution provides visibility of corporate spend, suppliers, and related, multisource market information. Access clean, enriched data and generate reports in just seconds. Get insights to improve purchasing leverage, increase spend under management, drive sustainability initiatives, and mitigate supply chain risk.


Generate cost savings with streamlined sourcing processes

Gain better control over your sourcing processes and strategies with solutions from SAP and Ariba, an SAP company. Allow suppliers to manage their information while enabling your procurement team to qualify suppliers and measure performance for more informed negotiations. By improving the entire strategic sourcing process, you can shorten cycle times, improve process control, generate sustainable savings, and create lasting business value.

Spot Quotes

Automate tactical sourcing processes and see significant cost reductions with network-based request-for-quote solutions

Address and manage tactical sourcing for indirect spend with spot quote software from Ariba, an SAP company. Cover the process of generating ERP-related requests for quotes that automatically produce tactical sourcing events – with help from comprehensive integration and configurable templates. Give buyers the flexibility to invite specific suppliers, find the right match, and drive the right price. Enjoy a quick setup and realize fast ROI. 

Contract Management

Reduce risk and enhance compliance with standardized contract management processes

Handle the contract lifecycle management process with ease with approved contract templates, efficient workflow approval processes, search functionality, and automated contract monitoring and alerts. Simplify and speed-up contract authoring and support negotiation efforts with fast access to relevant information. In turn, the procurement function can reduce contract cycle time, mitigate risks more effectively, drive compliance, and improve decision making.

Supplier Discovery

Improve commerce by spending less time and money to find qualified suppliers

Eliminate the time-consuming searching and vetting typically required to find dependable suppliers with software for supplier discovery from Ariba, an SAP company. Publish postings to suppliers whose capabilities meet your needs and access supplier profiles instantly. Use powerful search functions to drill down to details, select suppliers, and solicit bids. A simple posting process lets you reduce the time and cost of selecting suppliers while ensuring a competitive bidding process.

Supplier Information and Performance Management

Reach new levels in supply chain optimization with a dynamic, centralized platform for supplier management

Handle every aspect of the supplier lifecycle with supplier information and performance management software from SAP and Ariba, an SAP company. The on-demand software provides a central, network-enabled platform for accessing supplier profiles and for assessing supplier performance using measurable indicators and prepackaged reports and dashboards. Network-driven intelligence combined with integrated spend management functionality provides everything you need for peak supply chain performance.

Supplier Risk Management

Monitor your supply base to consistently provide actionable intelligence and insights into supplier risk

Gain access to better supplier risk and opportunity insights, as well as alerts for your critical and extended supply base with SAP software for supplier risk management. Establish continuous monitoring of suppliers on contract, enrich your supplier profile for ongoing engagement and renewal decisions, measure supplier risk and compliance, and take corrective action based on key risk signals. Gather information from 160,000 sources and quickly analyze it with in-memory technology.


Quickly adopt and maintain SAP solutions

Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate your SAP solutions – and take advantage of new technologies. We offer a range of support services, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation.

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Reimagine the way you do business with SAP Digital Business Services

Businesses everywhere are transforming into digital enterprises – but it’s not always that easy. SAP Digital Business Services can help guide your transformation journey every step of the way, from strategy to technology implementation and beyond.

Our experts take a holistic approach, helping you identify and implement new processes and capabilities while ensuring your operations continue to run smoothly. We’ll work to make sure your SAP software delivers ongoing, unsurpassed value as you address the evolving demands of the digital economy. 

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