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Get the right parts and the right technician in the right place at the same time

Effectively managing and minimizing downtime is essential when your operations and assets are dispersed around the world, especially in remote locations. Avoiding excessive or unplanned downtime requires efficient, real-time collaboration with spare parts suppliers and contingent labor providers. It’s the only way to make sure that the parts and people you need will be in the right place at the right time to help you keep costs low and productivity high.

With SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions, you can continue operations and refurbish assets without costly expedite fees and time-intensive manual processes. On a single, global platform, you can seamlessly share data with your ecosystem of partners and automate collaboration to:

  • Meet production, profitability, and safety targets
  • Provide visibility into stock level requirements, time-phased demand, and inventory holdings
  • Align on planned MRO procurement
  • Oversee machinery and parts refurbishment processes end to end
  • Optimize your external and contingent workforce

Features of SAP Ariba Solutions for Energy and Natural Resources

SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions support asset intensive industries including as oil and gas, mining, metals, chemicals, consumer goods, and utilities.

MRO sourcing

Negotiate best-value sourcing agreements using a global sourcing platform with built-in contract and supplier management and integration to your ERP to minimize contract leakage.

Spare parts collaboration

Provide your spare parts suppliers with full visibility into your MRO inventory holdings and collaborate on replenishment, consignment, and procure-to-pay processes to optimize your MRO inventory investments.

End-to-end refurbishment process collaboration

Issue repair orders, negotiate pricing, and collaborate on the quality, delivery, and invoice process, automating an end-to-end process that is otherwise manual and error-prone.

Workforce optimization

Get work done quickly, efficiently, and safely by sourcing, onboarding, monitoring, and offboarding a reliable, certified, and skilled contingent workforce.

SES flip

Let your suppliers flip approved service entry sheets into invoices quickly and easily to avoid delays and disputes in the payment process.

Integration to SAP Plant Maintenance and SAP S/4HANA

Seamlessly share with trading partners your spare parts inventory requirements that you maintain in your ERP, including minimum and maximum stocking level requirements, consignment movements, orders for goods and services, and related demand signals.


Collaborating on MRO processes with SAP Intelligent Spend Management Solutions

Watch how to ensure the right parts and the right technician arrive at the right place at the same time when needed.

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Hindustan Zinc: Integrating the entire value chain

Hindustan Zinc is India’s largest producer of zinc. Watch this short video to see why they chose an end-to-end SAP Ariba sourcing and supplier management solution to drive growth and digital transformation.

SAP Ariba Solutions for Oil and Gas Companies

Read an overview of how SAP Ariba can help oil and gas companies take on today's greatest challenges facing the industry.

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Intelligent Spend Management in Oil and Gas Companies

Intelligent Spend Management from SAP addresses many of the procurement, contingent workforce, and supply chain collaboration challenges facing oil and gas companies. Read our e-book to learn more.

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