Tutorials and Demos for Suppliers

Your suppliers will have questions about doing business on Ariba Network. While SAP Ariba solutions come with a lot of built-in help and guidance, we also offer an array of recorded tutorials and live demos through which your suppliers can learn how to…

If your supplier needs this help, please let them know about the resources listed in the tables below. You should also familiarize yourself and your team with them. Let us know if you think we’ve missed an important topic.

Please note: These resources are presented in English unless otherwise noted.


About SAP Ariba and Ariba Network

Ariba Network for Suppliers: First-Time User

This short video provides an overview of the benefits suppliers can enjoy by joining Ariba Network and how they’ll find transacting with customers easier than ever before.

Ariba Network for Suppliers: Supplier Basics

This video will show suppliers how to navigate Ariba Network, change a password, manage customer collaborations, view purchase orders and send confirmations, flip a purchase order to an invoice, check the status of invoices, track payments, navigate between SAP Ariba supplier solutions, and more.

Live Demo: Introduction to the Ariba Network for Sellers

How Ariba Network can help suppliers drive relationships with customers, generate efficiencies throughout the order-to-cash cycle, and discover new business opportunities.

Ariba Network for Suppliers Administrator Quick-Start Guide

This quick-start guide will help suppliers set up their Ariba Network account so they can begin transacting electronically with customers across the entire market-to-cash cycle. By taking these steps to join the world’s largest trading partner community, they’ll be able to quickly and easily find buyers ready to buy, improve customer retention, accelerate the sales cycle, and predict and apply cash.

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Handling Purchase Orders

Start Guide: Working with Purchase Orders

How view order status, set up confirmations and ship notices, and troubleshoot purchase orders.

Video: Handling Purchase Orders

How to view purchase orders in an online inbox; how to create order confirmations and ship notices.

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Invoicing Customers

Video: Creating a PO-based Invoice

How to use PO-Flip to turn a customer's purchase order into an invoice via Ariba Network.

Video: Creating an Invoice

How to add tax and shipping to an invoice -- including 0%-rated VAT tax -- as well as how to create a non-PO invoice.

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Account Management

Video: Ariba Commerce Cloud - Seller Basics

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to create a new account with SAP Ariba, one that can be used to take advantage of all of SAP Ariba's supplier services.

Presentation: Central Certification Management

How to load woman- or minority-owned business, ISO Certified, or other certification onto an Ariba Commerce Cloud profile.

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Creating and Loading Catalogs

Live Demo: Creating Electronic Catalogs

How to create and publish CIF catalogs using the Excel template available in an Ariba Network account.

Live Demo: PunchOut for E-Commerce Managers

How Ariba’s PunchOut solution and integrating an existing e-commerce website with a customer's procurement applications can benefit a supplier.

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Reaching Ariba Buyers with Ariba Discovery

Live Demo: Ariba Discovery for Sellers

How to use Ariba Discovery to receive leads and connect with purchase-ready buyers.

Seven Strategies to Create Winning Responses on the Ariba Discovery Service

How to improve success on the Ariba Discovery service by investing the time to create a strong company profile and following seven surefire strategies for responding to sales leads. 

Video: Optimizing Your Account for Business Opportunities

How to ensure a profile is optimized to take advantage of the exposure to buyers provided by Ariba Discovery.

Video: Responding to a Posting

How to respond to a notification of a new business opportunity on Ariba Discovery.

Video: Inviting References

How to receive references from current customers on an SAP Ariba profile to attract additional business.

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Responding to an RFI, RFP, or Auction

Video: Responding to Prerequisite Questions

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to answer prerequisite questions before responding to an RFI, RFP, or auction.

Video: Participating in Sourcing Events

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to view events and their details, communicate with the event owner and team, and export event information.

Video: Responding to RFIs

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to respond to questions in an RFI, upload attachments, and revise a response when needed.

Video: Responding to RFPs

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to respond to an RFP, including selecting lots, responding to mandatory questions, and adding comments and attachments.

Video: Responding to Auctions

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to respond to an auction, including entering pre-bids, submitting bids, receiving market feedback, and changing a bid.

Video: Alternative Bidding

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to create pricing, bundle, and tier alternatives when an event owner allows the submission of an alternative bid.

Video: Custom Excel Bidding

French | German | Portuguese | Spanish

How to download, complete, and submit a proper response when an event owner requires completion of all or part of an event on an Excel bidding sheet they have created.

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Integrating with Customers' Back-Office Systems

Live Demo: Integrating with Your Customers through cXML

How to integrate back-office business applications with a customer's procurement system through Commerce Extensible Markup Language (cXML).


Additional Supplier Services and Support

More help is available to Ariba Network suppliers; some is available at no charge, some for a fee. Click here to learn more.