SAP Ariba Supplier Network


SAP Spend Management: Ariba Supplier Network

In today’s supply chain environment, it is critical to be agile and stay ahead of the competition. A key to success is getting into a digital network for procurement processes and collaboration efficiencies.

Ariba Supplier Network Defined

Ariba supplier network is a digital marketplace where buyers and suppliers can collaborate on procurement and supply chain transactions. It is part of the SAP Business Network, the world’s largest business-to-business network connecting millions of companies across numerous countries. Organizations that digitalize procurement and supply chain ask their suppliers to become Ariba Network Suppliers, so they are working on the same business commerce. Organizations of any size can take advantage of the seamless connection to the Ariba Network and enhance the competitive landscape. It helps you to efficiently manage sales cycles, improve cash flow, and grow your enterprise.

SAP Spend Management: Ariba Supplier Network

In today’s supply chain environment, it is critical to be agile and stay ahead of the competition. A key to success is getting into a digital network for procurement processes and collaboration efficiencies.

Ariba Supplier Network Defined

Ariba supplier network is a digital marketplace where buyers and suppliers can collaborate on procurement and supply chain transactions. It is part of the SAP Business Network, the world’s largest business-to-business network connecting millions of companies across numerous countries. Organizations that digitalize procurement and supply chain ask their suppliers to become Ariba Network Suppliers, so they are working on the same business commerce. Organizations of any size can take advantage of the seamless connection to the Ariba Network and enhance the competitive landscape. It helps you to efficiently manage sales cycles, improve cash flow, and grow your enterprise.

Supplier Integration Capabilities include:

  1. Purchase orders automatically routed to order processing systems
  2. Shipping notices are automatically sent to customers when orders are sent
  3. Invoices are automatically sent by your accounts receivable system to customers’ accounts payable teams.

The advantage of SAP Ariba it that it invests in the Ariba Network, so it supports more processes and trading partners. The goal is to add more value to your business. It is inclusive of supplier onboarding services and support in multiple languages and locations worldwide. Streamlined processes and automated collaborative business processes with SAP Ariba Supplier Network delivers unparalleled ROI.

Benefits of Ariba Supplier Network are:

  • Accelerate the sales cycle while lowering cost of sales
  • Boost sales through catalogs to find new customers
  • Respond to RFP/RFI, submit proposals, and negotiate contracts
  • Handle purchase orders, invoices, and receive payments.

It is important to note that SAP has unified existing networks into one. Ariba Network is now called SAP Business Network. The name change can be seen in the portal. It does not change any login credentials, transactions, or network configurations.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

  • How to Leverage SAP’s Digital Supplier Network to Make Fulfillment Smarter and Simpler. Watch this webinar to learn how to digitalize processes and reap benefits in your supply chain via the world’s largest network.
  • Digitalize & Transform Procure to Pay with SAP Ariba Solutions. Sean Thomson of SAP, and John Hays of B4 Consulting joins SAPinsider for a live chat addressing questions on how you can remove complexity and reduce costs.

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