Make Payables Strategic for a Strong Financial Supply Chain

What’s preventing you from closing the loop on your purchase-to-pay cycle and driving more value from your accounts payable? Manual, paper-heavy processes. They make it costly and time-consuming to manage exceptions and enforce compliance. And difficult for suppliers to work with you on early-payment discounts, let alone find out when they’ll get paid.

So let’s automate those processes. With our market-leading, financial supply chain management solutions and the Ariba Network – the world’s largest business commerce network – you can employ new capabilities, intelligence, and global reach to actually transform your payables from liabilities into strategic assets. Assets that can help you…

  • increase free cash flow
  • improve working capital performance
  • reduce costs and liquidity risk in your supply chain
  • capture more discounts
  • provide full visibility into payment status

When you unlock this value from your payables and streamline transactions with your global suppliers, you can make life better for everyone with a stake in your financial supply chain: AP can focus on more strategic activities that improve the bottom line. Treasury can manage working capital with more efficiency and effectiveness. And Procurement gets to work with much happier suppliers. 

 

See the Whole Board

To win at chess, you need the ability to see the whole board and how each move impacts the rest.

Same goes for effective financial supply chain management. You need to see how it all works together, from contracts and orders to invoices and payments, along with the best uses of dynamic discounting and supply chain finance.

Only SAP Ariba makes that possible. Solutions seamlessly integrated with the most comprehensive procurement platform and the world’s largest business network deliver full visibility with insight and intelligence, from source to settle. You can finally see how it all works together to impact your financial supply chain.

Smart Invoice Management

Reduce process complexity and ensure compliance with all your invoices: PO, non-PO, MRO, and service invoices. With smart invoicing, only from SAP Ariba, your invoices process themselves. Learn more

Strategic Payables

Improve your DPO, lower your suppliers’ DSO, and capture significant savings with a flexible and scalable set of solutions for revolutionary payment management, dynamic discounting, and supply chain finance, all supported by the most experienced working capital management services team. Learn more

 

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To talk with an expert about SAP Ariba solutions for stronger financial supply chain management, please contact us.

We can request payment acceleration in exchange for a discount on a sliding scale, any time before the invoice due date. This flexibility for managing our cash flow through the Ariba Network is huge.

— Mike Fleck , Accounting Manager , Kamp Grizzly