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SAP Business Network Commerce Automation

SAP Business Network Commerce Automation

Achieve smooth procurement collaboration with your suppliers with a fully digital, integrated solution.

What is SAP Business Network Commerce Automation?

Improve spend visibility and supplier collaboration through automation to achieve operational efficiency and assurance of supply. 

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Reduce cost, mitigate risk, and improve efficiency with supplier collaboration. The SAP Business Network Commerce Automation solution helps facilitate near-real-time information sharing and enhanced visibility into procurement processes.

  • Compliance with business process and regulatory requirements
  • Improved supplier management and spend controls 
  • Automated and standardized workflows
  • Configurable business rules and network validation

 

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Reduce cost, mitigate risk, and improve efficiency with supplier collaboration. The SAP Business Network Commerce Automation solution helps facilitate near-real-time information sharing and enhanced visibility into procurement processes.

  • Compliance with business process and regulatory requirements
  • Improved supplier management and spend controls 
  • Automated and standardized workflows
  • Configurable business rules and network validation

 

Key Benefits

Improve procurement compliance

Support business process compliance with highly configurable business rules on the network.

Automate spend management processes

Enhance productivity, lower operating costs, and free up your people’s capacity by automating paper-based and manual processes.

Increase transparency of business spending

Gain a holistic view of your organizational spend with greater visibility into orders and invoices in one platform.

Key Features

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Supplier collaboration

  • Access a community of global suppliers to easily connect, collaborate, and transact on a network
  • Digitally exchange procurement and invoice information 
  • Leverage early-payment discounts and payment-terms optimization

Regulatory and business process compliance

  • Improve compliance through digital matching of invoices to POs and contracts
  • Comply with regulatory requirements through e-invoicing
  • Validate transactions based on configured business rules to reduce manual intervention and exceptions

Automated procurement workflows

  • Automate manual processes to increase productivity, decrease operating costs, and free up workforce capacity
  • Deliver POs to suppliers digitally across a business network

Supplier portal

  • Allow your suppliers to flip a PO received on the network to create an invoice, eliminating data entry and other errors
  • Give suppliers a view into invoice status updates to reduce inquiries

Invoice status portal and transaction visibility

  • Gain visibility into orders and invoices with a holistic view into spend 
  • Enable suppliers to configure notifications to receive e-mails when their invoice status changes
  • Drive adoption for long-tail suppliers through self-service updates and invoice visibility

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Supplier collaboration

  • Access a community of global suppliers to easily connect, collaborate, and transact on a network
  • Digitally exchange procurement and invoice information 
  • Leverage early-payment discounts and payment-terms optimization

Regulatory and business process compliance

  • Improve compliance through digital matching of invoices to POs and contracts
  • Comply with regulatory requirements through e-invoicing
  • Validate transactions based on configured business rules to reduce manual intervention and exceptions

Automated procurement workflows

  • Automate manual processes to increase productivity, decrease operating costs, and free up workforce capacity
  • Deliver POs to suppliers digitally across a business network

Supplier portal

  • Allow your suppliers to flip a PO received on the network to create an invoice, eliminating data entry and other errors
  • Give suppliers a view into invoice status updates to reduce inquiries

Invoice status portal and transaction visibility

  • Gain visibility into orders and invoices with a holistic view into spend 
  • Enable suppliers to configure notifications to receive e-mails when their invoice status changes
  • Drive adoption for long-tail suppliers through self-service updates and invoice visibility

Our customers

Enabling business value, continuity, and resilience

Learn how Lloyds Banking Group reduces supply chain risk and keeps business moving with a strong global network of suppliers.

Soaring through a time of industry turbulence

Find out how Air Canada automated procurement processes and enabled remote collaboration to support employees and drive business continuity despite disruption.

Modernizing procurement to support 3,000 stores

Discover how Woolworths implemented a transformative procurement solution to simplify nontrade purchasing transactions on the path to delivering strategic value.

Leveling up procurement to keep pace with growth

See how Los Alamos National Laboratory enables rapid growth and supports an important national security mission with software that takes procurement to the next level.

Focusing on user experiences and compliance

Understand how DSM unleashed a strategic source-to-pay capability by integrating procurement software with a connected business network of suppliers.

Creating collaborative supplier experiences

Explore how PLDT deployed integrated source-to-pay processes that have shortened cycle times and reduced manual data entry while supporting strong compliance and visibility.

Strengthening supplier relationships

Read about how Mary Kay turned supplier relationships into a strategic advantage as part of a transformation that digitalized source-to-pay processes, providing more visibility and control over indirect spend.

Managing 100% of contracts on a single platform

Discover how Grupo Nutresa generates more value across spend categories after quickly onboarding 300 suppliers and unifying data and experiences across procurement.

Build a business case

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Find the best solution for your needs

Explore the portfolio of business network solutions from SAP that can help you meet procurement challenges and realize business goals.

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Choose best-of-suite procurement solutions

Achieve organizational value by digitalizing source-to-pay processes with integrated processes, governance, and user experiences.

What are the analysts saying about SAP Business Network?

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Build value in procurement with digitalization

Explore how businesses transform their procurement functions to meet challenges amid unstable supply chains, rising costs, and growing uncertainty.

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Drive resilience with global B2B collaboration

Find out why companies that use business networks achieve better collaboration and visibility to address business-to-business (B2B) challenges and opportunities. 

Technical Information

This product is deployed in the cloud and is available as software as a service (SaaS), so you can access your software from any Web browser.

Configuration

Optimize configuration of SAP Business Network Commerce Automation with our comprehensive configuration guide.

Integration

Find out how you can integrate SAP Business Network Commerce Automation with your existing IT landscape.

Get Started

Jump-start your implementation and drive ROI by collaborating with industry experts, consultants, and support engineers throughout your journey.

Services

Transform your business quickly and effectively by taking advantage of our holistic service and support plans, expert consulting services, custom application development, proven best practices, and deep industry and technical knowledge.

Support

Help keep your SAP solutions running at peak performance with our IT experts and support services, including long-term plans, embedded teams, remote technology support, self-service portal, and innovation strategies.

Security and compliance

Focus on your business and customer relationships while keeping your data safe and reliable. SAP takes a proactive, predictive approach to maintaining compliance and data security in the cloud and within an on-premise data center.

Event Spotlight

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SAP Spend Connect Live

Watch the keynotes and sessions from the premier spend management conference that brings together experts knowledgeable in procurement, external workforce management, travel and expense management, and business networks. The event offers an immersive experience to explore the spend decisions that fuel your business.

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Increase PO and invoice accuracy and automation

Improve operational efficiencies and reduce errors and rework by leaving behind manual processes that cost you time, money, and resources. By extending your existing ERP investment, you can fully automate your purchase order and invoicing processes.

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