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Simplify and control the purchase of non-sourced goods with SAP Ariba Spot Buy

When it doesn’t make sense to source a one-off or emergency purchase, turn to SAP Ariba Spot Buy. This innovative capability of SAP Ariba Procurement solutions* provides:

  • An easy way to quickly find and buy what you need from among more than 10 million items
  • A trusted source of supply from hundreds of pre-enabled suppliers
  • Control, because you customize it according to your policies and procedures, and then receive detailed data for monitoring and reconciling transactions

Here’s how it works:

  1. Find: When an item can’t be found in the company catalog, users search the SAP Ariba Spot Buy catalog, filtering results by category, brand, and price.
  2. Approve: Configurable business rules and spot buy-specific workflow enforce corporate policies.
  3. Buy: Approved purchase requisitions trigger checkout, secure payment, and shipment of goods.


SAP Ariba Spot Buy benefits suppliers, too.
It provides them with a sales channel through which they can not only boost sales to existing customers, but also generate new sales and gain additional market share by offering their goods when and where buyers need them.

If you are a supplier and you would like to find out more about SAP Ariba Spot Buy Catalog, click here.


* The use of SAP Ariba Spot Buy is subject to regional availability.