Light Enablement

A free and easy way to collaborate through Ariba Network with your lower-volume suppliers, too

To make achieving that easier for you when you have thousands of suppliers, SAP Ariba introduces a new capability to the Ariba Procure-to-Pay and Ariba Procure-to-Order solutions: light enablement. It allows your suppliers to collaborate with you using interactive emails.

What you'll get

It provides a simple way for suppliers to receive, confirm, and flip a purchase order to an invoice using the tools they already have at their disposal

No fees involved

No change management, no portals, and no new investment in IT required

It's easier than ever for you to transact electronically with all your suppliers

Why you'll like it

  • For your small and/or price-sensitive suppliers with low transaction volume, light enablement is a great way to overcome their resistance to automation or transacting on Ariba Network.
  • It's easy. It works using regular email. Without having to register on Ariba Network, your supplier will be able to immediately start receiving purchase orders, and submit confirmations and invoices. You simply send an interactive email with a link that suppliers can click to accept the order, confirm it,  and subsequently invoice for it. 
  • It's free, for both you and your suppliers.
  • There are no document limits. But keep in mind that light enablement does not offer the complete functionality available to your other registered, higher-transaction-volume Ariba Network suppliers. You and your supplier can decide if your relationship would be best served by having them register on Ariba Network so you can collaborate using its advanced e-commerce capabilities.

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