Sourcing and Contracts
Reduce costs and mitigate risks while fully realizing negotiated savings
Standardize source-to-contract processes across the organization as you identify savings opportunities and find new sources of supply.
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Expedite and improve the creation, monitoring, and awarding of RFI and RFP sourcing events with streamlined processes.
Drive efficiency with flexible project management tools, including integrated workflows, document management, and approvals.
Define the project processes, activities, and tasks you need, given the category, geography, and business units involved.
Integrated contract management
Improve control and compliance with capabilities for authoring and approving contracts, a clause library, and workflows.
Integrated supplier management
Employ capabilities to qualify suppliers, streamline onboarding, monitor performance, and mitigate risk on a single platform.
SAP Ariba solutions help us leverage every opportunity to take cost out of the business and help drive value to the bottom line.
Tom McKee, CIO, Kennametal Inc.
Project management tools
Use electronic, template-based tools to get bids and issue awards with integrated workflows, approvals, and documentation.
Monitor sourcing needs with innovative and configurable dashboards for materials and bills of materials (BOMs).
PLM and retail solution integration
Share data smoothly by uniting product lifecycle management (PLM), material and product information, and vendor management.
BOM and recipe collaboration
Collaborate with key suppliers to boost innovation, improve design for manufacturability, and control costs.
Integrated contract and supplier management
Create contracts automatically, qualify vendors, streamline onboarding, and manage supplier risk on a single platform.
Automated project initiation
Enable demand and sourcing projects to be triggered by purchase requisitions acquired from multiple back-end systems.
Sourcing project management
Facilitate project and event creation, management, and execution for materials that are part of available material masters.
Automated negotiation processes
Achieve greater efficiency with options for multiple rounds of renegotiation and support for flexible pricing conditions.
Access to material masters
Help ensure the automated creation of sourcing award documents, such as contracts and POs, complies with terms and conditions.
Supplier management and collaboration
Manage supplier lists to receive bids from the right suppliers and integrate with supplier portals to ease collaboration.
Make negotiations more efficient to accelerate contract cycles, identify revenue opportunities, and minimize revenue loss.
Centralized contract repository
Keep better track of your contracts with secure, electronic storage capabilities and search tools for on-demand access.
Contract processing workflows
Control contract authoring, negotiation, approval, and execution with automated workflows and a comprehensive audit trail.
Powerful search and reporting
Avoid missed deliverables and milestones while eliminating maverick and redundant contracts.
Electronic signature management
Go ink- and paper-free and watch your savings, revenue, and productivity grow by eliminating the need for manual signatures.
Collect and combine spend data and classify it with taxonomies based on customized terms or industry standards unique to SAP.
Enriched supplier data
Gain insight into your supply base, find sourcing opportunities, and optimize negotiations based on Dun & Bradstreet data.
Built-in machine learning
Enable fast, accurate supplier enrichment and commodity classification with large data volumes, as well as ongoing refreshes.
Fast analysis and reporting
Achieve faster data loading and accelerate reporting without data-size barriers by using SAP HANA.
Maximize your ROI with application, project management, and adoption support and guidance from deployment strategists.
Everything is driven by the fact that SAP solutions let us define KPIs and track them. This is because, what you can't measure, you can't control – and what you can't control, you can't improve.
Manuel Salomon, Strategic Supply Manager, Grupo México – División Minera AMC
Suppliers for any need
Find suppliers for virtually any sourcing need, including spot buys and tactical, indirect, low-cost, and services spend.
Rich supplier information
Rely on accurate, up-to-date supplier information, including a five-star ranking system to help select the right suppliers.
Convenient central access
Source more categories, manage RFPs, respond to bids, award contracts, and more – all from a single, intuitive interface.
Use networking tools to find new suppliers, interact through a direct messaging system, and engage in online Q&A exchanges.
Access to supplier diversity
Tap a global base of suppliers in more than 20,000 categories, including green, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses.
Two user licenses
Allow two users each to post up to two sourcing events in a month, with a minimum usage requirement of one event monthly.
Fast RFx publishing
Speed up sourcing tasks with a fast, wizard-driven process for creating and publishing simple RFIs, RFPs, and auctions.
Rapid, efficient communications
Exchange messages and get answers through your event screen: one-to-one, one-to-many, buyer-to-buyer, and buyer-to-supplier.
Handy dashboards and reports
Drive events from a configurable dashboard and use ready-made reports to stay informed on status, tasks, and responses.
Broad team collaboration
Provide up to 20 team members with visibility into a sourcing event to collaborate and share feedback.
See how customers are succeeding with SAP Ariba solutions
Learn how Air Canada streamlined procurement to support operations across nearly 220 airports globally.
Discover how Deutsche Telekom implemented a central sourcing platform, improving efficiencies, supplier satisfaction, and data quality.
See how Al Dahra was able to post their sourcing needs to avoid shipment delays and solve storage problems.
Read how Vestas Wind Systems has scaled quality, sustainability, and supplier collaboration.
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