SAP Procurement Solutions Team | April 2, 2020
The effects of COVID-19 on supply chains are like no other disruption our globalized, connected world has ever seen. Today, SAP announced more new offerings and access to technologies to help businesses confront and navigate this pandemic. One of the new solutions available at no cost* — Qualtrics Supply Continuity Pulse — combines procurement and experience management expertise from SAP Ariba and Qualtrics to deliver a pre-configured solution to help procurement and supply chain leaders quickly gain visibility into the health of their suppliers.
During this time of uncertainty and high stakes, active listening, visibility and collaboration are more critical than ever. To help buyers proactively analyze the overall risk associated with potential disruptions in their supply chains, SAP Ariba and Qualtrics created Qualtrics Supply Continuity Pulse. Procurement and supply chain leaders can quickly launch this pre-configured solution, which issues a questionnaire to suppliers and reverts results immediately after suppliers respond. This supplier feedback can be used to help identify:
- potential supply constraints and jeopardized delivery timelines;
- areas to optimize business continuity and recovery plans; and
- ways to collaborate with and assist suppliers to help them meet demand.
“We are trying to do what we can right now to help companies navigate this new world of unprecedented disruption,” said SAP Procurement Solutions President Chris Haydon. “With Qualtrics Supply Continuity Pulse, we aim to help buyers gain the visibility they need to understand the operational status of their suppliers in near-real-time so they can better manage risks and disruptions.”
And, with translation technology embedded in the Qualtrics platform, buyers can translate the survey into multiple languages including German, French, Spanish (European and Latin American), Italian, Chinese and Portuguese before sending to suppliers.
*This offer is valid to new Qualtrics accounts for up to three months. For more information, visit Qualtrics Supply Continuity Pulse. Additional restrictions may apply.