We had a very good experience using Ariba Discovery as a buyer. We did an RFP for promotional items and found five very useful sellers that we will invite to our next sourcing event.

Marci Mouritzen, Partner, Lapine Group

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Ariba Discovery for Buyers

Find a world of high-quality suppliers at your fingertips, driving bids for your business up, and your costs down.

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Discover New Business Relationships. Today.

The old ways to find suppliers—consultants, trade shows, even web searches—can’t keep up with today’s fast-moving, networked economy. The smart money is on web-based supplier networks and automated buyer-seller matching tools.

There’s none better – or bigger – than the Ariba Network, more than 1. 5 million connected companies strong. And no matching service surpasses Ariba Discovery. This free service makes supplier search easy, instantly connecting you with high-quality product and service suppliers who are ready to compete for your business and cut your supply costs and risks. Whether you’re engaged in strategic sourcing or spot buying, your search involves just three steps:

  1. Describe your needs
  2. Review proposals
  3. Make your selection

That's it. Really.

 

Quick and Easy Collaboration with the World's Largest Trading Partner Community

Fast Supplier Search

Create a posting in just five minutes. Soon, often within 24 hours, you’ll be reviewing bids from matched sellers and awarding the business.

Sources for Any Need

Find suppliers for virtually any sourcing need, including spot buys, non-strategic spend, indirect spend, low-cost spend, and services spend.

More Competition, Lower Costs

By leveraging the competitive bids provided by new sellers, you can reduce your average overall project spend by approximately 15 percent.

Diverse Seller Network

Find new suppliers among a broad base of global sellers that includes green and minority- and women-owned businesses, across more than 20,000 categories and 115 countries.

Convenient, Central Access

Now you can source more categories, manage RFPs, respond to bids, award contracts, and more, all from a single, intuitive interface.

Facilitated Collaboration

Online tools enable you to network through sellers you know to find new supply sources, engage in Q&A exchanges, and dialogue via web conferencing.

Rich Seller Information

Rely on accurate, up-to-date seller information, including D&B financial risk scores. A five-star ranking system can help you make your selection decision.

Efficient Dashboard Management

Your configurable dashboard makes it easy to quickly and effectively manage all account activities directly from Ariba Discovery, or any Ariba sourcing solution.

To learn more about how you can find suppliers with Ariba Discovery's network-based supplier search tools, download the datasheet and explore the related resources in the sidebar.

 

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