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Procure-to-order functionality in SAP Ariba Buying

Intuitive shopping experiences without the fuss

An automated and guided experience helps employees complete their purchases with a little browsing and just a few clicks.

What is SAP Ariba Buying?

The SAP Ariba Buying solution offers an enhanced user experience that encourages compliance, so you can achieve greater efficiency and visibility in your procure-to-order process.


A fast and flexible guided buying experience, a configurable interface, and streamlined catalogue maintenance can help you deliver rapid ROI.

  • Give users one place to buy what they need and a simple process that supports compliance, even if they don’t know the rules
  • Realise sustainable savings by building procurement policies and budget checks into the shopping and approval process
  • Enhance visibility and control through spend analysis, workflow, and reporting, even when using multiple ERP systems
  • Bring spending on non-sourced, one-off, or emergency purchases under management with the Spot Buy capability


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Accelerating productivity with the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app

On-the-go access to procure-to-order processes enables buyers to stay connected, make timely decisions, and review and approve requisitions anytime, anywhere.


No matter where business takes you, you can keep trading-partner transactions moving with the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app. You can access procurement, sourcing, and contracting solutions quickly with advanced mobility tools to:

  • Get notified when a task is assigned to you or acted upon by others
  • Track and act on sourcing and contracting tasks
  • Shop and order from your company’s catalog
  • Monitor and approve requisitions

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of a PO is to enable efficient order management. It’s a legal document issued from a buyer to a vendor to confirm that payment will be made for goods at a later date. POs help control the purchase of goods or services from external suppliers as well as help buyers keep track of what has been ordered and from whom.

P2O in procurement is the procure-to-order process associated with the formal selection of goods or services. This includes front-end procurement stages such as raising a purchase requisition, assignment of a purchase order, and order confirmation steps. 

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