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Collaborative Sourcing and Contract Management Solutions

Reduce risk and cost through increased savings opportunities, sourcing efficiency, and contract and supplier compliance

Manage your entire analyze-to-contract process with an integrated suite of cloud-based strategic sourcing and supplier management solutions from Ariba, an SAP company. Operational Contract Management and Source Assignment will be provided by SAP S/4HANA. Use these solutions to provide a best-in-class platform for driving significant sourcing savings, effectively managing contracts, and collaborating more efficiently with suppliers - all while helping ensure compliance.

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Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Creation and Supplier Collaboration

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.

Category Management, Projects, Workflow
Improve collaboration and get smart about sourcing through strategic sourcing solutions
  • Categorize all sourcing processes into a hierarchy of projects, teams, milestones, and approval rules with the SAP Ariba Sourcing solution.
  • Utilize flexible process management capabilities and enhanced workflow for improved collaboration between stakeholders.
  • Maximize ROI through integration with other strategic sourcing software.

Collaborate better and source smarter

The Ariba Sourcing solution integrates patented “request for” (RFX) technology, process workflows, commodity intelligence, and supplier discovery, resulting in a flexible, comprehensive sourcing solution that enables fast, sustainable, bottom-line results. When Ariba Sourcing is deployed as part of our integrated strategic sourcing suite you can realize even greater value.

BOM, Workflow, and Syndication
Manage all spend types, including advanced direct materials, using a single solution
  • Support sourcing direct materials with the ability to integrate and calculate cost of bills of materials (BoM)
  • Offer multilevel BoM integration, workflow, and syndication capabilities
  • Import multilevel BoMs for executing the sourcing process at the item, subassembly, or final product levels
Operational Contract Management
Boost contract management services through more accurate, structured, and accessible master data with SAP S/4 HANA
  • Structure committed services more effectively with strong service contracts.
  • Faciliate consistency to ensure superior support and services.
  • Create, manage, and automate service contracts such as price agreements and conditions more effective. More automation is possible with process integration to billing plans.
Source Assignments
Find, negotiate, and contract the most qualified and reliable suppliers

Collect, analyze, and access all sourcing-related information in one system. Support automated and manual processes for managing contracts, source lists, purchase information records, quotations, and requests for quotations. By streamlining and automating sourcing information and processes, purchasers gain the insights they need to engage with the right suppliers and get the best possible prices.


Take the fast lane with rapid deployment

SAP rapid deployment solutions for strategic sourcing and supplier management helps you to achieve quick time to value from efficient sourcing, risk mitigation, and contract compliance.


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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