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Supply Chain Management

SAP Ariba helps companies buy smarter, sell faster, and manage cash better.


With SAP Ariba e-procurement and supply chain cloud solutions that are always on and easy to deploy, both large and midsize companies can realize fast time to value.

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.

Selecting a digital procurement system is a major milestone for any company. Choosing to use SAP Ariba indicates you are ready to transform your Procurement function using the best-in-class application and realize all the benefits a sophisticated solution can provide, such as increased transparencies, cost reductions, supply chain risk reduction and increased flexibility. However, if not deployed with care and consideration for end-to-end processes, many of those benefits can prove difficult to be fully achieved.

When implementing SAP Ariba, the objectives typically center on process efficiency, compliance, and ultimately savings. But powerful technology comes with many configuration options, and your ability to navigate a successful implementation directly impacts how quickly you realize a return on your investment.

Once you have settled on SAP Ariba for your Procurement transformation, your deployment partner becomes the most critical decision to achieving your desired goals.



With the SAP strategic sourcing solutions, 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


Take procurement beyond the basic process and recreate the entire experience to guide users to the best choices in the least amount of time. Applying innovations within SAP Ariba procurement software and solutions, you can:

  • Rethink the experience to get the process out of the way – Remove obstacles that can distract users, improving the buying experience while intelligent technologies do more of the work for your team.
  • Link all spend categories together, all around the world – Tackle direct, indirect, and services spending in every market, managing it all in one place while automatically adapting to individual market requirements.
  • Create deeper, dynamic collaboration, end to end – Remove barriers between your teams and trading partners to securely share data, get insights, and manage workflow over Ariba Network for a more efficient procurement process and greater cost control.


With these integrated financial supply chain management solutions and services, you can achieve visibility throughout the source-to-pay process, improve supplier relationships, and realize fast ROI.

These mutually beneficial solutions close the loop on your collaborative procure-to-pay program by:

  • Mitigating supply chain risk by strengthening suppliers' ability to manage their cash needs
  • Boosting free cash flow and freeing up working capital to fund your growth initiatives
  • Automating invoice capture and approval for greater efficiency and compliance
  • Delivering more control over payables, cash, and Days Payable Outstanding 

And because SAP Ariba financial supply chain management solutions can benefit your suppliers as well as your organization, their use encourages supplier adoption of your e-invoicing and working capital initiatives. What’s more, helping suppliers during difficult times can not only stabilize your supply chain to ensure business continuity, but it can also effectively strengthen your brand value.