SAP Business Network
SAP Business Network powers transparency, resiliency, and sustainability
Connecting people, processes, and systems across multiple enterprises to digitize transactions and create transparent, resilient, and sustainable supply chains
Ensure delivery of the right product to the right customer at the right time by aligning your trading partners with consistent and accurate information across orders. inventory, capacity, logistics, and asset management.
Respond swiftly to disruption and supply or demand fluctuations before they impact customers by staying connected to trading partners during disruption, quickly finding new sources of supply, and receiving real-time alerts.
Strive for zero waste by incorporating resilience and circularity in your supply chain. Access to diverse partners can expand your supply base and help you act with carbon efficiency in mind, so people can trust in your sustainable practices.
The largest and most comprehensive business network, trusted by millions of companies around the world
in annual commerce is transacted on SAP Business Network.
countries where buyer and supplier companies are transacting on SAP Business Network.
B2B transactions handled through SAP Business Network in a 12-month period.
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Discover how Döhler is more efficiently managing its logistics ecosystem across 50 global locations using a connected network for business collaboration.
Find out how Vestas Wind Systems plans to achieve total supply chain transparency and supplier engagement to improve planning, optimize spend, and ensure supply.
Read how Air Canada automated procurement and enabled remote collaboration with SAP Business Network, driving a 33% reduction in the average processing time of non-PO invoices.
See how leading Swiss railway company SBB AG optimized its asset maintenance planning and processes to deliver a better-quality experience for riders.
Explore how M-Industry, a group of 23 Swiss companies that create products for the market-leading Migros retail brand, gained greater control over its indirect and direct procurement activities.
Learn how Merck KGaA realized its digital go-to-market strategy for its lab supplies business and increased sales through digital channels and improved service delivery.
Find out how Grupo Nutresa transformed procurement for greater efficiency and to generate more value across its spend categories while minimizing value leakage.
Discover how DSM digitalized its source-to-pay process for indirect procurement with tight technology integration as part of a total procurement transformation.
Discover how Mary Kay made indirect spend management a thing of beauty after adopting modern technologies to digitalize the source-to-pay process.
Find out how to add EcoVadis sustainability medals to profiles on SAP Business Network.
Learn to overcome systemic challenges along your supply chain and read critical use cases from six industries.
Explore how solutions such as SAP Business Network can help you overcome procurement challenges and realize your business goals.
Uncover SAP’s future vision, which includes a unified, open, and intelligent business network connecting intelligent enterprises.
Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about SAP Business Network and learn how you can increase efficiency and collaboration.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to Gartner, “Multienterprise supply chain business networks support a community of trading partners that need to work and communicate/collaborate on business processes that extend across multiple enterprises, with an end-to-end/shared focus.” SAP defines a business network as a comprehensive many-to-many B2B collaboration platform where companies connect, transact, and partner on shared processes and information.
When a buyer organization participates in a business network, it can leverage its ERP investment by extending processes to trading partners outside the four walls of its organization. A business network can help buyers strengthen trading partner relationships, act to mitigate disruption and risk for supply chain resiliency, and drive sustainability to meet organizational goals.
Supply chain visibility enables risk mitigation by providing transparency and insights to help create a supply chain that’s resilient to disruption. Better transparency into your supply chain across inventory, capacity, and logistics can help you assure supply, guarantee compliance, and protect revenue.
Supply chain resilience is “the capacity of a supply chain to persist, adapt, or transform in the face of change.” By leveraging a business network, you can respond swiftly to disruptions or changes in demand and supply in collaboration with your trading partners.
SAP Business Network is a portfolio of solutions that enables buyers to collaborate with trading partners across direct, indirect, services procurement, supply chain, logistics, and asset management.