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Respond swiftly to changes in supply and demand while boosting profitability and shareholder value

Digitize your extended supply chain with end-to-end, digital procurement solutions that support your direct spend, starting with integration with your product design and R&D processes, all the way through manufacturing execution and delivery.

SAP Ariba Solutions for Direct Spend integrate seamlessly with your PLM, ERP, and SAP Integrated Business Planning systems to unlock a world of benefits, including:

  • Faster time to market and time to volume: Integrate R&D and product design with sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management to accelerate innovation.
  • Quick and accurate sourcing: Source all materials and services for multi-level BOMs on a single platform, and move smoothly toward volume production.
  • Effective supplier collaboration: Identify any potential supply shortages before they occur.
  • Better product cost management: Minimize contract leakage and realize negotiated savings when all purchase orders reflect supplier agreements.
  • Stronger compliance: Tie supplier qualification and sourcing together to ensure selection of qualified suppliers and mitigate supply chain disruptions.
  • Complete supply chain visibility: Collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers to manage your non-linear and external supply chains, reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and increase team productivity.

Enabling Microsoft’s One Digital Supply Chain

Microsoft explains how working with SAP Ariba is streamlining their design-to-deliver direct spend processes and helping their One Digital Supply Chain initiative achieve its goals.

SAP Ariba Solutions for Direct Spend

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SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration makes it easier to work with direct materials suppliers, improve visibility, and minimize risks.

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Strategic Sourcing

Discover qualified suppliers, speed up your sourcing cycles, and create the most competitive, best-value agreements for sustainable savings with all your sourcing needs.

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SAP Supply Base Optimization

This cloud-based solution provides advanced predictive analytics, optimization, and simulation capabilities, so you can negotiate effectively to meet local and global savings targets and make intelligent business award decisions.

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Solutions for Your Industry

Process manufacturing benefits from SAP Ariba Solutions for direct spend
Solutions for Process Manufacturing

Digitally transform supply chain collaboration, supplier management, and strategic sourcing to optimize margins, batch and product quality, and inventory.

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Solutions for Discrete Manufacturing

Build a digital, collaborative supply chain with the market-leading, combined expertise of SAP and Ariba.

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SAP Ariba solutions help consumer industries manage supply chains
Solutions for Consumer Industries

Digitally transform direct spend procurement and supply chain collaboration to accelerate innovation and time to market while reducing costs and optimizing inventory.

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Insider's View: The Global Supply Chain Imperative

Innovative technology is transforming supply chains in big ways. Follow this map to take a journey with ten industry experts. You’ll get their insights into what’s happening now, and what you can expect in the future.

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How We Did It: Direct Materials

Direct materials management a bit disconnected at your company? If Sourcing and Supply Chain aren’t playing well together, see what SAP Ariba’s direct materials solutions can do to bring them together.

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The Digital Evolution in the Chemicals Value Chain: From Recipe Creation to Delivery

Transform your operations and harmonize your supplier management, sourcing, and supply chain processes using a digital strategy.

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Managing Design-to-Deliver Processes in the High-Tech Value Chain

Help your supply chain evolve into one that senses and responds to demand changes, supply availability, and other events.

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Collaborating with direct spend suppliers and sourcing on SAP Ariba solutions offers more flexible, demand-driven manufacturing and improves cycle times.

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SAP Ariba Procurement

Gain control over costs and risks in buying processes with solutions from SAP Ariba, like a simple shopping experience that guides users to the right items from the right suppliers.

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SAP Ariba Supplier Management

SAP Ariba Supplier Management is the only end-to-end solution portfolio that lets you manage supplier information, lifecycle, performance, and risk all in one place.

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