Market-leading solutions for sourcing materials both direct and indirect, and services
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 get with the portfolio of SAP strategic sourcing solutions.
With tight integration to SAP Business Network, formerly known as Ariba Network, and connections to more than 3.1 million companies, SAP Source-to-Contract Suite and SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite provide you with the features and benefits you need to deliver the best sourcing results ever. Choose the source-to-contract suite if your needs are primarily for indirect materials, and the strategic sourcing suite if your needs are in direct materials. Each suite integrates SAP Ariba Sourcing with both contract management and supplier management capabilities.
And if you're just looking for the best sourcing software, you can choose SAP Ariba Sourcing all on its own.
Compare the Solutions
Compare the primary features of SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite to determine which solution can help you create the right sourcing environment for your organization.
||Description||SAP Ariba Sourcing
||SAP 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|
|Savings pipeline and tracking capability||Optional, preintegrated solution that provides savings pipeline and tracking functionality for driving and evaluating the impact of sourcing programs.||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|
Real Customers. Real Results.
Take a look at these success stories from customers using SAP sourcing solutions.
Dabur India Limited
“SAP Ariba Sourcing is... a simple tool that allows buyers and suppliers to work independently without much assistance. And with the whole process managed in one place, we have greater spend control and transparency."Read Dabur's story
The Central America Bottling Corporation
“Thanks to SAP Ariba solutions... We can see where our vendor relationships could save us money and focus on building relationships with only the best suppliers.”Read more
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
"With SAP Ariba solutions, we have the capabilities to manage all of our spend – direct and indirect. That is really what made it stand out from the other solutions we looked at.”Read the Vestas story