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Now you can digitalize and improve all or part of the buying process from source to settle, while you control spending, find new sources of savings, and build a healthy supply chain.

Consolidate and control all spending from source to pay

With SAP Ariba spend management solutions, you can digitalize and simplify all your processes end-to-end, on a single, integrated platform in the cloud.
Discover SAP Ariba's extensive portfolio of solutions for large, midsize, and growing companies. You’ll find out how SAP Ariba is driving rapid innovations to make your procurement, fulfillment, and financial supply chain management processes simple. And smart. By removing complexity and giving buyers and suppliers the tools to strengthen and improve everything from source to pay - all in one place.

SAP Ariba is Open: SAP Ariba is open to all systems and all types of goods and services, giving you innovative ways to connect to the world's largest network of buyers and suppliers, collaborate with the right business partners, and enhance your solution with targeted apps and extensions.

SAP Ariba is Smart: SAP Ariba offers an end-to-end automated system that removes complexity and allows buyers and suppliers to manage everything from contracts to payments on a single, integrated platform.

SAP Ariba is Simple: SAP Ariba delivers the insight you need to create and manage lasting, trusted connections with partners who fit with your business, while ensuring your policies and preferences automatically guide efficient, error-free transactions.


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Make better sourcing decisions with spend analysis insights. Negotiate best-value agreements for sustainable savings on both direct and indirect materials. Minimize risk and accelerate the contract lifecycle with built-in contract management functionality.


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Cut costs and risks and ensure compliance using the market’s broadest set of e-procurement solution capabilities. Lead employees to preferred suppliers with a simple, guided buying experience. Transact with all suppliers easily and confidently over Ariba Network.



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Transform payables into strategic assets. Automate invoice capture, workflow, and approval. Provide suppliers visibility into payments. Improve cash flow and deliver more bottom-line value while reducing supply chain costs and liquidity risk.


Supplier Management

SAP Ariba Supplier Management is the only end-to-end solution portfolio that lets you manage supplier information, lifecycle, performance, and risk all in one place.

How much simpler would supplier management be if you had a reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive view of supplier information, spend, performance, and risk? And how much easier would you find it to reduce risk and prevent savings leakage if supplier qualification and segmentation were an integral part of your buying processes?

SAP Ariba Supplier Management makes this possible. Integrated with the rest of your procurement processes, it’s the only end-to-end solution portfolio that lets you manage supplier information, lifecycle, performance, and risk all in one place.

With SAP Ariba, you can drive spend to preferred suppliers and reduce risk every step of the way, from supplier onboarding and qualification to segmentation and performance management. You can:


Strategic Sourcing

Your entire sourcing, contracting, and spend - all in one place.

With SAP Ariba, you can source and manage direct and indirect materials on a single platform.

Optimize cost, manage risk, and make sure the savings you negotiate are fully realized. With the Strategic Sourcing solution portfolio, you can manage your entire sourcing, contracting, and spend analysis processes for all types of spend - direct and indirect materials as well as services - all in one place. Integrated into your execution and procurement processes, these solutions can help you to:

  • Aggregate and classify all purchases, company-wide.
  • Gain visibility, segment spend, and identify savings opportunities.
  • Standardize source-to-contract processes across teams and business units.
  • Drive materials cost savings and optimization across all spend categories.
  • Ensure that the savings you negotiate are fully realized.
  • Increase speed and drive up throughput across your teams.
  • Reduce risk by finding better suppliers and innovation partners.

Direct Spend Solutions

Connect the people, partners, processes, and information needed to manage all design-to-deliver activities in a simple, smart, and open way.

Respond swiftly to changes in supply and demand while boosting profitability and shareholder value.

Digitize your extended supply chain with end-to-end, digital procurement solutions that support your direct spend, starting with integration with your product design and R&D processes, all the way through manufacturing execution and delivery.

SAP Ariba Solutions for Direct Spend integrate seamlessly with your PLM, ERP, and SAP Integrated Business Planning systems to unlock a world of benefits, including:

  • Faster time to market and time to volume: Integrate R&D and product design with sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management to accelerate innovation.
  • Quick and accurate sourcing: Source all materials and services for multi-level BOMs on a single platform, and move smoothly towards volume production.
  • Effective supplier collaboration: Identify any potential supply shortages before they occur.
  • Better product cost management: Minimize contract leakage and realize negotiated savings when all purchase orders reflect supplier agreements.
  • Stronger compliance: Tie supplier qualification and sourcing together to ensure selection of qualified suppliers and mitigate supply chain disruptions.
  • Complete supply chain visibility: Collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers to manage your non-linear and external supply chains, reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and increase team productivity.


Turn old cost centers into new money makers with the most capabilities, the largest supplier network, and a user-friendly, guided buying experience.

Achieve compliance, visibility, and control while cutting costs and risks. Whether you want to improve your entire buying and settlement process end-to-end, or just part of it, SAP Ariba e-procurement software solutions deliver negotiated savings that improve your bottom line. You can gain more control over costs and risks in your buying processes and:

  • Reduce buying cycles by 50 percent.
  • Cut supply costs by 10 percent.
  • Lower processing costs by 25 percent to 60 percent.

With SAP Ariba, you get the broadest set of capabilities on the market. Like market-leading innovations in guided buying and spot buy. Plus the most pre-enabled suppliers, easy supplier and catalog enablement, and integration with Ariba Network - more than 4.2 million connected companies strong, and growing.



Financial Supply Chain Management

Make payables strategic for a strong financial supply chain. Market-leading financial supply chain management solutions from SAP Ariba give you the capabilities, intelligence, and global reach to transform your payables from liabilities into strategic assets. You can finally eliminate manual processes that make it costly and time-consuming to manage exceptions and enforce compliance. Our solutions can also help your business to:

  • Automate invoice capture, workflow and approval.
  • Eliminate invoice exceptions.
  • Ensure invoices are linked to purchase orders, contracts, and service sheets.
  • Keep up with jurisdictional invoice tax regulations.
  • Increase free cash flow and improve working capital metrics.
  • Reduce costs and liquidity risk in your supply chain.
  • Capture more early payment discounts.

Only SAP Ariba makes it possible to have solutions seamlessly integrated with the most comprehensive procurement platform and the world’s largest business network to deliver full visibility from source to settle, for more effective financial supply chain management. Unlock the trapped value from your payables and streamline transactions and invoice management - making life better for everyone with a stake in your financial supply chain.


Platform Solutions

Transform and tailor your procurement processes and securely extend the functionality of your solutions to help your users make better, faster buying decisions.

Extensibility and Configurability: Now it’s easier than ever to securely extend the functionality of your procurement solutions with APIs, forms, and configuration management tools.

Core infrastructure: Get to know the powerful foundational tools that will enable the formation of your intelligent enterprise.

Analytics and Intelligence: Employ these smart solutions and analytics to help your users make better, faster buying decisions.


Integration Solutions

Maximize your ROI with SAP Ariba Integration.

Unlock the full value of your SAP Ariba solutions by integrating them with your existing back-end solutions and ERP. SAP Ariba makes this simple by offering broad integration with all back-end systems and even deeper integration with SAP solutions, yielding powerful results.

Now you can achieve truly touchless transacting to drive significant savings and efficiency gains for your business. On a single, connected platform for managing all spend, you can easily analyze all global purchases to optimize procurement results. Count on your integration framework and solutions to be based on:

  • Choice - Integration options that fit into your existing landscape.
  • Open Standards - Common technologies your IT team can use for connectivity and data exchange.
  • Simplicity - Cloud apps that require no new hardware.
  • Extensible Business Processes - A rich portfolio of standard integrated business processes.

Services for Buyers

SAP Ariba assists your organization through change management, adoption, and beyond. Access SAP Ariba technology and market intelligence to drive faster ROI.

Optimize results with SAP Ariba Services, with guidance on everything from best practices to change management. Before and after deployment, SAP Ariba will be there for you. We provide support for change management, adoption, connectivity, or ongoing process improvements. Your organization benefits from our know-how, technology, and market intelligence. You’ll get strategic coaching and guidance from a contact who can tap into SAP Ariba’s extensive team of experts, helping you drive stronger business commerce.

Your primary point of contact is your customer engagement executive (CEE). They're focused on helping you achieve the results you had in mind when you chose SAP Ariba. With their help, you can access a wide range of services designed to optimize results at different stages of solution deployment and adoption.