Connect with Customers Already on Ariba Network
Two Ways You Can Be Proactive
You don’t have to wait for your customers to invite you to transact over Ariba Network. There are a couple ways you can reach out to those who are already on Ariba Network and invite them to connect with you.
I. Use the Seller Self-Nomination Tool
- Log into your Ariba Network account.
- Under “Alerts and Messages” on your account home page, select “Find out if your existing customers are accepting relationship requests from suppliers.”
- Review the “Potential Relationships” to find your current customers. Buyers are only accepting relationship requests with existing contracted suppliers through this tool.
- Click the buyer’s name to review their criteria and if you’re a match, submit your details to the buyer.
You can download a quick-start guide with easy-to-follow screen shots here.
II. Conduct a Mutual-Customer Analysis
Ariba Seller Account Managers can work with you to conduct a Mutual-Customer Analysis (MCA). During the MCA you will be able to compare your current customer list to a subset of Ariba’s buyer customers to determine if there are matches. If there are, Ariba can notify the buyer customer(s) that you are interested in moving your transactions onto the Network. The buyer will determine if they are also interested in connecting with you.
If you have already performed an MCA in the past, it’s a good idea to refresh it every six months or so as we are continually adding new buyer customers to Ariba Network.
To conduct an MCA, please email CommerceAssistance@ariba.com.