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The simple, yet powerful way to capture and control tail spend

The Spot Buy capability, available with SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing and SAP Ariba Catalog, delivers a cost-saving, single source for buying indirect goods. It simplifies those one-off or emergency purchases previously considered too costly and time-consuming to source. Now your employees can find what they need from among more than 100 million items sold by suppliers within such marketplaces as Ariba Network, Mercateo, and Mercado Libre.

With this intuitive, consumer-simple shopping experience – customized to match your purchasing policies and automate compliance – buyers can quickly find what they need while you increase organizational savings through:

  • Simpler processes – The Spot Buy process for finding and buying non-sourced goods eliminates non-catalog request process costs and lengthy response times
  • Lower prices – Spot Buy prices compared to non-catalog and existing contract prices reflected savings of 10% to 50% in many cases, due in large part to the buying power of the SAP customer base
  • More rebates – Customers using P-Card can enjoy additional savings from rebates while reigning in control over walk-around P-Card programs
  • Lower supplier management costs – Using Spot Buy for the purchase of non-sourced goods eliminates the need to manage a base of one-time, ad-hoc suppliers 


Can-Am Wireless is growing business with SAP Ariba Spot Buy

Exceeding a supplier’s expectations

Watch this short video to see how the Spot Buy capability is helping a small B2B technology provider generate more sales, at a lower cost per sale.

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On-Demand Webinar: How NSG is using SAP Ariba Spot Buy to Manage Tail Spend

Review this webinar replay to learn to make spot buys simple while driving down costs and strengthening compliance and control.

An interview with an HP executive discussing why they chose SAP Ariba Spot Buy

HP Inc.: We Chose Spot Buy from SAP Ariba

HP Inc.’s global indirect procurement systems team wanted to improve the buying experience for its users. Watch this short video to find out what happened when they chose the spot buy capability from SAP Ariba to do it.