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Source services, indirect materials, even direct materials using one solution

To negotiate best-value sourcing agreements, the kind that provide sustainable savings, you need the right strategic sourcing environment. One that's connected to a powerful supplier network and built with superior tools, expertise, and information.

That’s exactly what you’ll get with SAP Ariba sourcing solutions. With tight integration to Ariba Network and connections to more than 3.1 million companies, SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite provides the features and benefits you need to deliver the best sourcing results ever.

You can simplify your sourcing processes further with the SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite by using a single solution for all your spend categories services, indirect materials, and direct materials.

And with the new user experience provided by the guided sourcing capability, you can expedite and improve the creation, monitoring, and awarding of request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) sourcing events. Friendly and intuitive, guided sourcing delivers simplified, streamlined processes that help reduce the time and effort needed to drive sourcing events, making it easier for you to realize sourcing savings faster. You can find more information about guided sourcing in the related resources section below.

Create the right strategic sourcing environment for your organization

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the primary features of SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite.

Solution Feature
Description SAP Ariba Sourcing
SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
Fast time-to-value Cloud-based delivery means fast ROI and low TCO. enabled enabled 
Quick and easy supplier discovery  Find qualified suppliers with free business matchmaking. enabled enabled 
Supplier profile management Lower supply risk with up-to-date supplier information. enabled enabled
Guided sourcing capability Wizards and tools help guide the way in events both simple and complex. enabled enabled 
Compliance through workflow Ensure compliance with advanced, automated workflow and approval routing. enabled enabled 
Sourcing event support Sourcing and event-day management assistance, including level-one help for both buyers and suppliers. enabled enabled 
Procurement operations desk Automate and improve procurement support while boosting team productivity and performance with this scalable, intelligent solution capability. enabled enabled
Expertise and best practices From onsite consulting to web-based templates, services are available to maximize your ROI. enabled enabled 
Advanced negotiation types Multiple event types and advanced scoring, along with award optimization and analysis, increase materials savings. enabled enabled 
Advanced direct materials sourcing capabilities Innovations enable sourcing of both indirect and advanced direct materials on a single platform. disabled enabled 
Product lifecycle sourcing Seamless data sharing through integration with PLM, material management, and vendor management systems. disabled enabled 
Integrated contract management Improve control and compliance with integrated capabilities for authoring and approving contracts, including a clause library, workflow, and centralized repository. disabled enabled 
Integrated supplier lifecycle and performance management Capabilities and resources include your self-service portal, flexible matrix qualification, scorecards, and supplier performance management. disabled enabled 

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