What can SAP Business Network do for your business?
SAP Business Network enables you to collaborate with all trading partners in your supply chain, including suppliers, logistics and services providers, asset operators, maintenance contractors, and more. You can gain unparalleled visibility across all processes in your supply chain and build resiliency into your business.
Level up supplier collaboration
Connect with all your trading partners and suppliers, regardless of type or size, with a flexible and scalable network.
Execute with confidence
Share critical information between your company and your suppliers to improve forecasting and avoid supply chain disruption.
Drive supply chain resiliency
Identify and address risks in your supply chain in tight coordination with suppliers.
Utilise resources strategically
digitalise manual supply chain, asset maintenance, and procurement processes to increase productivity, decrease operating costs, and free up FTE capacity.
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SAP Business Network offers three solutions for collaborating with your trading partners.
Achieve supply chain visibility with SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers and Ariba Network, part of SAP Business Network. The network helps you achieve plan-driven automation, optimise capacity and inventory, and streamline procurement workflows. Learn how Ariba Network can help you build resiliency in your supply chains.
Collaborate with shippers and carriers, share insights, and gain transparency throughout your supply chain with SAP Logistics Business Network, part of SAP Business Network. Learn how SAP Logistics Business Network can help you optimise your logistics processes.
Empower asset owners, operators, or service providers to better collaborate and share information through a single, consistent version of asset master data with SAP Asset Intelligence Network, part of SAP Business Network. Learn how SAP Asset Intelligence Network can help you streamline asset management and reduce maintenance costs.
Learn how SAP Business Network can help your business
Improve supplier collaboration
Buyers and suppliers can collaborate to streamline procurement activities with SAP Business Network. With centralised processes and standardised, digital workflows, partners can increase efficiencies, improve compliance, and gain enterprise-wide spend visibility.
Provide a unified experience for all trading partners to manage global orders, streamline procurement and supply chain processes, and connect with new partners
Minimise complexity for trading partners while reducing costs and increasing compliance
Gain a deeper understanding of procurement and supply chain activities with greater visibility into status, trends, and insights
Reduce latency and responsiveness across the supply chain while increasing forecasting accuracy
Optimise inventories, reduce working capital, and discover new business opportunities
Lower transaction costs by eliminating manual work and reduce up-front setup time with new customers
Optimise forecast and demand planning
Manufacturers and contract manufacturers can drive process automation and collaboration. SAP Business Network enables partners to reduce latency and downtime, optimise inventory levels, and improve supply predictability.
Use proactive insights to reduce risk, avoid shortages, and meet forecasts
Eliminate manual processes, documents, e-mails, and spreadsheets to increase accuracy and speed
Gain visibility into supplier-managed inventory and co-manufacturer capacity
Contract manufacturer benefits
Increase revenue and business opportunities by being discovered by new customers
Improve customer satisfaction through value-added services, order statuses, and product quality
Strengthen collaboration and view forecast visibility and changes on demand
Enhance equipment effectiveness and reduce maintenance costs
Asset operators and services providers can collaborate on end-to-end maintenance activities. With the use of a single, consistent representation of asset master data, partners can optimise maintenance planning, reduce unplanned downtime, and lower the cost of ownership across the asset’s lifecycle.
Asset operator benefits
Ensure you have the right parts at the right quantity and the right personnel at the right time to keep equipment and assets running
Make informed decisions and address any downtime issues with a unified view across the supply chain
Decrease lost-time accidents by improving safety instructions and controls
Service provider benefits
Improve speed and collaboration and decrease costs through efficient planning, scheduling, and execution
Simplify processes through automated onboarding and streamlined application of complex rate structures
Apply digital efficiencies to reduce invoicing errors, add visibility, and improve quality of delivery
Enable logistics collaboration and transparency
Shippers and carriers jointly oversee the complete freight order lifecycle, monitor goods in transit, and perform end-to-end material traceability. With a single point of access for managing transactions, partners can automate logistics collaboration and reduce costs.
Manage freight efficiency with standardised collaboration and insights
Increase situational awareness with geolocation tracking and global risk insights based on digital twins that connect physical and digital information
Create a trust chain for upstream and downstream product genealogy
Provide logistics visibility and key performance indicators across regions, networks, and applications
Promote sustainable and resilient supply chains and transform business models for more flexibility
Increase customer satisfaction by proactively providing real-time shipment progress and notifying stakeholders of exceptions and status updates
Reduce risk by introducing advanced track-and-trace capabilities and checkpoints throughout the supply chain for greater compliance and safety
Use data from every contact point to make each interaction more informed, each process more efficient, and each experience more meaningful
Achieve predictable and resilient supply chains with SAP Business Network
Solve real-world challenges
Discover how you can overcome systemic supply chain challenges with the help of SAP Business Network. Explore use cases across six industries in our e-book.
If you’re a buyer, watch a recorded demo to see how transactions work on SAP Business Network with your suppliers and other trading partners. If you’re a supplier, carrier, contract manufacturer, or services provider, find out how you can jump-start your participation on SAP Business Network by creating a business profile today.
Buyers: See SAP Business Network in action
Learn how transactions work on SAP Business Network with your suppliers and other trading partners. Discover the many benefits and insights both buyers and suppliers can gain through collaboration on SAP Business Network.
Register for the SAP Ariba Discovery solution, a business matchmaking solution that automatically sends you high-quality leads from buyers who want what you offer. Registration is free and creating your profile is quick and easy.
Discover how our customers succeed with SAP Business Network solutions
Learn more about the transformative business outcomes our customers are achieving with the help of SAP Business Network solutions: Ariba Network, SAP Logistics Business Network, and SAP Asset Intelligence Network.
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Today’s systems limit supply chain visibility, restrict data interactions, and reduce collaboration. By sharing information network-wide, SAP Business Network allows enterprises to get real-time 360-degree visibility to sense demand and anticipate risks.
While businesses generate unimaginable amounts of data, turning that data into insights or intelligent information is often difficult. SAP Business Network leverages data to help businesses predict risks and opportunities and make more informed decisions by using the collective intelligence of the network.
Trading partners represent the various customers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributers, carriers, services providers, and other parties in your supply chain. SAP Business Network centralises your workflow for real-time, seamless communication.
Supply chain collaboration happens when interconnected businesses work in tandem. Businesses need to communicate with trading partners to ensure steady operations. SAP Business Network enables users with real-time collaboration on documents and supply chain needs on a single, connected platform across the network.
If you’re a buyer, watch a video demo of SAP Business Network for buyers here. If you have direct spend or digital supply chain needs, check out a demo here.
If you’re a trading partner, including suppliers, carriers, services providers, and contract manufacturers, you can view an overview video of SAP Business Network for trading partners here.
SAP Ariba Discovery is a premier global B2B matching solution on Ariba Network, part of SAP Business Network. It offers trading partners new business opportunities from leading buying organisations – including Global 2000 companies. It provides a fast and easy way to create your company profile, which then gets shared with buyers looking for what you sell. If your vendor capabilities match a buyer’s project requirements, you will be instantly notified of the opportunity. By bringing the quality leads to you, you can save time and costs.