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Smart invoice management: The foundation for a healthy financial supply chain

Invoice automation can lower processing costs by about 60 percent – reason enough to use invoice management software. But only SAP Ariba offers smart invoicing through Ariba Network. With smart invoicing, network business rules alert suppliers about errors and prevent incorrect invoices from entering your process workflow or back-end system. What’s more, you can capture and automate the processing of all your invoices, including PDF invoices, non-PO invoices, and invoices for complex services. This enables close to 100 percent touchless processing, as well as:

  • Accelerated cycle time
  • Automated exception-handling
  • Stronger compliance
  • Reduced savings leakage
  • Supplier visibility into payment status
  • Improved cash flow for your suppliers
  • Automated capture of negotiated terms

Now, instead of spending its time handling paper, exceptions, and phone calls, your AP team can focus on more strategic pursuits. Like helping to free up cash and optimize working capital.

Solution and Services

  • The SAP Ariba smart invoice reconciling screen shows invoice line items and includes tax in the total amount due.


    The reconciled invoice screen includes invoice line items and includes tax in the total amount due.

  • Laptop screen showing SAP Ariba's invoice management to invoice approval steps


    SAP Ariba dashboard shows the status of your invoices and the required actions to take.

  • Laptop with SAP Ariba's Invoice Management Invoicing Paying application on screen


    Invoice in paying status (approved, not paid yet) shows amount due and amount remaining, so you can enforce compliance to contracts.

Cloud-based Electronic Invoicing

Tame the complexity of invoice processing on a global scale with an integrated solution suite for managing all your invoices.

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SAP Ariba Invoice Management

Streamline the capture, processing, matching, and approval of all your invoices with this workflow solution.

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SAP Ariba Contract Invoicing

Enforce compliance by enabling invoicing from contracts and automatic matching of invoices to contracts.

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SAP Ariba Services Invoicing

Create and approve service entry sheets in real time, then quickly generate error-free invoices from them.

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Global Invoicing and Compliance

Put the power and reach of Ariba Network to work, achieving compliant, paperless invoice processing on a global scale — including VAT/tax compliance and data archival.

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Supplier Enablement Services

Use self-service tools to automate onboarding and interactions for any supplier, anywhere in the world. And if you need help, we have experienced service teams at the ready.

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Invoice Management Resources

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The benefits of electronic invoicing with Ariba Network

Get the picture with this new infographic about the power and rewards of going digital with your invoice management.

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It’s easy for suppliers on the Ariba Network to go online and see the exact status of their invoices at any time. You would be surprised at how many calls actually go away.

Al Barbee, Director, North America Shared Financial Services, GlaxoSmithKline
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It’s critical that financial services companies simplify business commerce. Find out how you can remove complexity from procurement, starting today.

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By using the full suite of SAP Ariba solutions, Avery Dennison, a packaging materials company with nearly 25,000 employees in 50 countries, simplified their procurement processes across the board.

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