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Compare SAP Ariba Solutions

Use this chart to help you decide whether your company needs SAP Ariba Start Sourcing or SAP Ariba Sourcing. If you determine you need additional capabilities once you get started, upgrading is a quick and easy process.

Solution features
SAP Ariba Start Sourcing
SAP Ariba Sourcing
Max # of user licenses 2
No purchase limit*
RFX-simple enabled enabled
Sourcing reporting enabled enabled
Supplier discovery enabled enabled 
Supplier profile management Limited enabled
Guided sourcing capability disabled enabled
RFX-intermediate disabled enabled
Process management / workflow disabled enabled
RFX-advanced disabled enabled
Optimization disabled enabled
Custom reporting disabled enabled
Document management disabled enabled
Knowledge management disabled enabled
Third party integration disabled Optional
Savings tracking disabled Optional
Deployment / project management Limited enabled
Site enablement enabled enabled 
Customer support services disabled enabled
Sourcing support desk disabled enabled
Event day management disabled enabled
Web-based technical support enabled enabled 
Web-based tutorials enabled enabled 

*Solution is licensed for subscription by number of users

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SAP Ariba Start Sourcing

Try before you buy, with this free starter solution. Get two user licenses for posting up to two RFx events per month each.

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SAP Ariba Sourcing

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