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Get the most out of your SAP Ariba solutions by tuning into these best-practice webinars. Learn all about the tools at your disposal that can help make your job easier and boost your productivity.  Share these with your colleagues, especially the newest members of your team to bring them up to speed. And bookmark this page, as we’ll add new recordings each month. These webinars are categorized as follows:

Each recording is in English except for those listed in the Seminarios en español table. If there are any prerequisites, you'll find them listed once you click on a webinar title in the tables below.


Administration and general topics for procurement

Administration: User Management for SAP Ariba Procurement

Review the features of User Manager in the customer administration area of SAP Ariba Procurement. You’ll also hear a discussion about the differences between delegation and reassignment. System administrators or those wanting to learn more about SAP Ariba Procurement functionality should attend. (February, 2017)

Administration Workshop

In this webinar, we will cover how to use some of the most popular and powerful administrator tools. This will include user management, setting administrative permissions, data imports and exports, approval rules, delegations, and managing enumerations for your field drop-down values. (October, 2016)

AribaPay Overview

This session introduces AribaPay. This solution allows buyers to pay suppliers from any U.S. bank account. It includes payment tracking and status updates to buyers and suppliers; online remittance delivery to suppliers; and, support for payment and remittance information integration to suppliers' most popular back-end systems. (December, 2016)

Common Parameters in Procurement

This session will review some of the common parameter settings in SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, our procure-to-pay (P2P) solution. Parameters are not visible to administrators and require work with SAP Ariba to enable/disable. We’ll look at some common parameters associated with currency, location, and invoicing that can help you configure your P2P instance. (November, 2016)

Introduction to SAP Ariba Spot Buy

Learn best practices for deploying SAP Ariba Spot Buy, a capability for managing your non-contracted spend. It’s available to SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing and SAP Ariba Catalog customers – those who have licensed our procure-to-pay or procurement content solutions. (July, 2016)

New Features in Recent Releases for SAP Ariba Procurement

Learn about several new features for SAP Ariba Procurement, including Reassigning Users and Demand Aggregation / Aggregated Requisitions.  (September, 2016)

New features in 2016 Q3 and Q4 releases for SAP Ariba Procurement

Learn some of the new features released in 2016 Q3 and Q4 service packs and releases. Content will vary according to releases. (January, 2017)

Reporting Overview: Running and Creating Reports

Learn how to run some of the common prepackaged reports that are useful for all SAP Ariba Procurement solutions. You’ll also learn how to create a basic report. Additional topics include creating an analytical report; saving reports and adding them to your dashboard; and emailing and scheduling reports. (September, 2016)

SAP Ariba Contract Compliance

This workshop will demonstrate the features of SAP Ariba Contract Compliance. We’ll discuss blanket purchase orders, no-release orders, and release orders. Collaborative invoicing with suppliers is a feature used with enabled suppliers and we’ll look at how that works. We’ll also discuss the types of spend that fit with the different methods of contracting. (December, 2016)

Suite Integration Concepts

Learn about the integration between SAP Ariba's strategic sourcing and procurement products, including: the difference between an integrated realm and a not-integrated realm; how pricing terms are used in sourcing, contracts, and contract compliance; the creation of the procurement contract request; and procurement approvals. (June, 2016)

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Administration and general topics in strategic sourcing

Accessing and Using the New Help Center

Learn all about the support resources available to you through the new help center. (July, 2016)

Administration Workshop 

In this webinar, you will learn how to use some more of the most popular and powerful administrator tools. This will include data imports and exports; updating templates for emails; mass edit and mass delete projects; and managing enumerations for your field drop-down values. (November, 2016)

All About Conditions

Learn how to best create, use, and manage conditions in templates for all project types. This session also covers conditions based on header fields and conditions based on questions. You’ll also learn how conditions are used in the SPQ. This webinar is for users who have the role of administering and maintaining templates or the SPQ. Additional topics include: an overview of conditions; how to create conditions; assigning conditions to template elements; testing conditions; and conditions on the SPQ. (May, 2016)

An Introduction to D-Forms

What are d-forms and how are they useful to your organization? We will discuss the multiple uses of the d-form and how they fit into the rest of configuration for contracts, supplier information and performance management, and sourcing. (January, 2016)

Approvals and Approval Flow

You’ll see requests for approval for different reasons and in different situations. These approvals can range from the simple to the highly complex. In this session, we will examine some options for setting up more complex approvals. (April, 2016)

Managing Users and Monitoring Licenses

Do you fully understand how to manage your user licenses? Do your users have the right permissions to do their jobs correctly in the SAP Ariba solutions? Do you fully understand the difference between a user and team member license, and when to use each one? User management is an important part of using the SAP Ariba solutions successfully. In this session, you will learn tips and tricks for tracking and managing your users better. (December, 2016)

New Features in Recent Releases

In this session we will cover three features which involve more supplier fields (SPQ fields and profile fields) in assembled documents; more supplier fields in the supplier chooser; and the mass deleting project feature. (November, 2015)

New Features in Recent Releases

Let’s review some of the new features from recent service packs and releases. You’ll learn about the approval fact table; supplier fields (and SPQ) in assembled documents, as well as other new features. (July, 2016)

New features in 2016 Q3 and Q4 releases For SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing

Learn some of the new features released in 2016 Q3 and Q4 service packs and releases. Content will vary according to releases. (January, 2017)

Reporting Overview: Running and Creating Reports 

This session is designed to show you how to run some of the common prepackaged reports that are useful for all SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing solutions. We’ll also cover how to create a basic report. Additional topics include: Common reporting requirements in contracts, sourcing, SIPM; running reports; creating an analytical report; saving reports and adding them to your dashboard; e-mailing and scheduling reports. (Octoberm 2016)

Suite Integration Concepts

Learn about the integration between SAP Ariba's strategic sourcing and procurement products, including: the difference between an integrated realm and a not-integrated realm; how pricing terms are used in sourcing, contracts, and contract compliance; the creation of the procurement contract request; and procurement approvals. (June, 2016)

Supervisor Chain Rules and Financial Approvals

In this session, we’ll go over all things pertaining to the supervisor approval flow feature, a function that allows a user’s supervisor to be added to approval flows for a user project field. (June, 2015)

Teams, Access Control, and Team Member Rules 

The teams tab of your template and project is what you use to set up who will participate in and view your project. The way you configure it determines what team members can do. Learn about the configuration of the teams tab and some useful tips on setting up a team member rules file. You’ll also learn how to make automatic assignments to the teams tab. (September, 2016)

Three Popular Administrative Features: Dashboard Templates, Mass Editor, and Enumerations

Learn how to use three of the most popular and powerful administrator tools. This includes how to update outgoing email templates, how to update data en masse with the mass editor, and how to edit the enumeration file to change your drop-down menu values. (January, 2017)

Working with Notifications

SAP Ariba solutions are powerful and dynamic and have many ways to notify you when things are happening – and many ways to provide unwanted notifications. In this session, we will focus on how notifications work for both the overall profile and within a project or workspace. (October, 2016)

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Amendment Methods

Contracts are living documents that often need amendments during their term. In this session, we will examine the different approaches to contract amendments in SAP Ariba Contracts, the pros and cons to each method, and how to start configuring the chosen method of amending. (February, 2016)

An Introduction to the Clause Library

Many customers have questions about the clause library: How can I use it? What are the benefits? Do I need assembled documents to use it? In this session, we will look at the benefits of using a clause library and demonstrate how it can be configured and used. (2016)

Contract Tasks: A User's Perspective

For users wanting to gain a deeper understanding of managing tasks within the contract workspace, this session reviews how to identify the task you’re working with and the steps to manage the various types to completion. (2011)

Creating a Contract Workspace

Dig into creating a contract workspace in SAP Ariba Contracts. Tailor-made for those who don’t have experience working with the solution, this session works in conjunction with Managing a Contract Workspace. (2012)

Loading Legacy Contracts

This session will teach you how to prepare and load existing contracts into your SAP Ariba solution as well as what additional tasks and approvals are needed when amending them and options for setting up more complex approvals. (June, 2016)

Managing a Contract Workspace

Learn the ins and outs of managing a contract workspace throughout its entire lifecycle in SAP Ariba Contracts. Topics include best practices for locating existing contracts in SAP Ariba, amending contracts, amendment types and when to use each one, and more. (2014)

Preparing a Main Agreement

This session will cover the first two steps in preparing your main agreement. We’ll talk about standard styles, how to treat some exceptions, and some best practices. (April, 2016)

Preparing the Assembled Document, Session 2: Bookmarks

In this session about bookmarks, you’ll learn about standard bookmarks, how to treat some exceptions, and some additional best practices. (May, 2016)

Preparing the Assembled Document, Session 3: Loading into Ariba and Document Properties

Learn more about loading an assembled document into SAP Ariba Contracts. We’ll talk about correcting errors, setting up styles, and document properties. (July, 2016)

Preparing the Assembled Document, Session 4: Conditional Clauses and Other Topics

Learn about clause-level conditions and linkages to the clause library. We also cover editing the assembled document in the workspace. (September, 2016)

Using Contract Requests as a Front Door for Purchase Requests

In this session, we demonstrate how you can use a contract request as a means of collecting and managing purchase requests for your organization. Other topics include establishing a formal process for collecting purchase requests; sourcing a contract; and negotiating contracts with incumbent vendors. (2015)

Using E-Signature

This introduction to SAP Ariba’s electronic signature capabilities will provide an overview of e-signature provider configuration, SAP Ariba configuration, the signature task, punch through to the provider’s web site to send the document, and paper signature. Also discussed is the new functionality for both DocuSign and EchoSign. (December, 2015)

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Advanced Event Format: Conditional Content, Alternative Bidding, and Transformation

Consider this a tips-and-tricks session to make your sourcing event work better. Learn how to recreate alternatives to get better pricing from your suppliers and what that will look like once you have all supplier responses. You’ll also learn how to add components that are not visible to suppliers but roll up to give you a total cost. (September, 2016)

Creating a Contract from a Sourcing Award

Have you struggled with creating a contract right from SAP Ariba Sourcing, after choosing your supplier? In this session, you’ll learn the steps for configuring and seamlessly executing your contract with a supplier to whom you’re awarding a project. (January, 2015)

Introduction to the Sourcing Library

During this session, you’ll learn more about the typical contents of the sourcing library and how you can use it in SAP Ariba Sourcing, Contracts, SIM, and SPM. (November, 2016)


This is an introduction to the functions available in the sourcing optimization tool. You’ll see how some of the most commonly used optimization scenarios are created. You’ll also learn some tips and tricks for setting up your event and achieving your optimization goals. (April, 2016)

Reverse Auctions: Auction Tactics

This discussion covers strategies you can use to derive best results from your auctions and drive supplier participation. To help, we include a mock auction from both the buyer’s and supplier’s perspective in the SAP Ariba sourcing solution. (2012)

Reverse Auction Demo

In this recorded session, we run a demo of a live reverse auction to show you the buyer and supplier perspectives while providing best practices, tips, and tricks. (December, 2015)

Scoring: Events and Surveys in Sourcing and SPM, Scoring the SPQ

This session is designed to show you the best ways to use the functionality of scoring in your RFPs. Determining criteria and evaluation standards for non-price elements in your sourcing event is key to making good sourcing award decisions. This course will discuss the functionality in SAP Ariba, as well as recommendations for making the tool work for you in your evaluations. You will get the most out of this session if you attend Building an RFP – Sessions #1 and Session #2 prior attending this webinar. (November, 2016)

Standard Sourcing Templates 101

When creating an event, users often wonder which sourcing template is best suited for their needs. Learn the differences between all those out-of-the-box templates and how to make better decisions on which template to use and when.

Templates Deep Dive

Review an in-depth discussion on how to best create, use, and manage templates for all project types. You’ll hear about the less common features of the Documents, Tasks, and Teams tab as well as some advanced features for conditions. You’ll also learn how Template Upgrade works and how to import and export templates between realms. (All SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing products) (February, 2017)

Tips and Tricks for SAP Ariba Sourcing

Learn short cuts, tips, and tricks for using the sourcing tool more effectively. You’ll also see a review of parts of the sourcing solution that customers typically don’t utilize, but should. (January, 2017)

Using a Savings Form - Best Practices

You’ve heard about savings forms, but what are they, why use them and how do they work? This best-practices webinar will provide some practical guidance for creating, using, and reporting with them. (March, 2015)

Utilizing SAP Ariba Discovery to Connect with New Suppliers

Learn the capabilities of SAP Ariba Discovery. Watch this recording for a clear understanding of the solution’s functionality and value. (August, 2016)

Working with Custom Offline Response Sheet

Get introduced to the custom offline response sheet within a sourcing event and learn what it takes to create a custom sheet and collect and review bids submitted in this format. (August, 2013)

Working with Full Sourcing Projects

Dig into full project functionality in SAP Ariba Sourcing. Here we take a look at some reasons why you should be using full sourcing projects as well as some best practices on how such projects should be used.

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Supplier information and performance management

Creating an SPM Project

During this introduction to the basics of creating an SPM project within the SAP Ariba system, you’ll learn the steps of creation, how to get a basic review of your project, and what goes into preparing and running that all-important first phase. (October, 2014)

Developing and Maintaining the Supplier Profile Questionnaire

In this webinar, we’ll look at ways to create content in the supplier profile questionnaire and some ways the data can be maintained. (October, 2016)

SIPM Reporting

In this webinar we will review some popular and useful reports for the SIPM module, including the survey participation report. (October, 2015)

SLP/SM Vendor Model

Review the features of SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance Management (SLP) and the new vendor model for both SLP and SAP Ariba Supplier Information Management (SIPM). Topics covered will include supplier requests; supplier qualification and segmentation; vendor matching; and the vendor model. (February, 2017)

SPM Project Template: Advanced Features

Delve into the advanced features of SPM project creation, including using reports as a KPI source, considering the voice of the supplier in the scorecard and survey, utilizing conditional survey questions, and setting surveys for automatic publication. (August, 2014)

SQM and SPM Surveys – Expanded Uses

We all know how to use SAP Ariba SPM for standard supplier quarterly reviews. You can use performance as well as qualification projects in other ways as well, such as supplier skills and risk assessment. You can also use the survey and scorecard functionality as strictly internal processes. Find out how during this webinar. (November, 2016)

Supplier Registration Approval Enhancements

Learn the ins and outs of the resubmit for approval process along with updates made to the feature. Learn how to provide additional information as a supplier, customize project email templates for approving and rejecting suppliers, use the created-by field in the supplier organization profile page. (July, 2015)

Supplier Management Best Practices

There are many parts of the SAP Ariba tool that can be used to manage suppliers and supplier registration. This webinar discusses supplier management in complex environments. (June, 2016)

Supplier Registration Best Practices

Getting your suppliers registered in SAP Ariba smoothly is integral to getting suppliers to participate in using SAP Ariba solutions. This session discusses various ways to create suppliers in your system. (November, 2014)

Surveys and Scorecards: Mapping of KPIs

For users administering and maintaining SPM templates, this in-depth session looks at creating master KPIs in the library and mapping survey sections or questions to KPIs in the scorecard. (September, 2014)

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Seminarios en español

Equipos, Control de Acceso y Reglas de Miembros de Equipo

La pestaña Equipo de su plantilla y proyecto es donde se configura quién participará en su proyecto y quién podrá ver su proyecto. Los roles pueden afectar lo que pueden hacer los miembros del equipo. También puede configurar un archivo en su plantilla para realizar asignaciones automáticas a la pestaña Equipo en el proyecto en función de cómo se seleccionan los campos al crear el proyecto. En esta sesión, hablaremos de la configuración de la pestaña Equipo y de algunos consejos útiles para configurar un archivo de reglas de miembros de equipo. (Febrero 2017)

Informes generales: Ejecución y creación de informes

Esta sesión está diseñada para mostrarle cómo ejecutar algunos de los informes incluidos comunes que son útiles para todas las soluciones de Collaborative Sourcing. Los temas de esta sesión incluirán: Requisitos Comunes de informes en Contracts, Sourcing, SIPM; Ejecución de informes; Creación de informes analíticos; Guardar informes y agregarlos al panel de control; Programar y enviar informes por medio de correo electrónico. (Enero de 2017)

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