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Benchmarking: The first step to best-in-class

SAP Ariba invites customers – both current and prospective – to enroll in a world-class benchmarking program, one that can more effectively help participants:

  • Establish a fact-based baseline of performance

  • Measure and compare solution adoption rates

  • Use empirical data to track performance

  • Identify the best ways to drive cost savings through greater efficiency and effectiveness

  • Build a success plan for improvement, with targets for internal initiatives

  • Quantify the savings achieved through improved performance

  • The best way to assess performance objectively

    The SAP Ariba Benchmark Program helps you assess your performance objectively by assimilating data from the following sources – as applicable to each participant’s situation – and putting it through a rigorous analytical engine:

    1. Transaction data from your use of SAP Ariba applications
    2. User-entered survey data

    Taken all together, the resulting analysis can provide participants with the most objective way to assess source-to-pay performance.

  • Program features

    The SAP Ariba benchmarking program is unique in the industry and leverages both application and survey data to assess each participating organization’s source-to-pay performance and identify opportunities for improvement.

    Comprehensive Coverage

    Strategic Insights

    Enhanced Analysis

    Report Readability

    1. Entire source-to-pay process spectrum

    2. Data from survey and usage of SAP Ariba
      solutions for sourcing, supplier management, contracts, and procure-to-pay

    3. Comparison between average and top
      quartile performers

    1. Strategic KPIs

    2. Operational KPIs that track solution usage and adoption


    1. Balance between strategic vs.
      operational KPIs

    2. Linkage between best-practice maturity and KPI performance

    3. Scorecard for executive overview

    1. Easy interpretation

    2. Relevant peer comparisons

    What’s more, we can now compare your SAP Ariba performance with the performance of other parts of the business that are not leveraging your SAP Ariba solution. For example, if you’re a user of SAP Ariba solutions for strategic sourcing, and you still use another solution for part of your sourcing program, or perform some of your sourcing tasks manually, you can provide us with information about your non-SAP Ariba sourcing activities and we can show you how your performance compares with your peers in that regard.

  • Available reports

    A benchmark report that includes:

    • Summarized key performance indicators highlighting performance areas on which to focus
    • Detailed analysis of your performance on more than 100 KPIs as compared to peers
    • Best-practice maturity model that illustrates gaps in current vs. target adoption of practices

    Download a sample report

    Data guidelines

    • Use survey and adoption data to baseline and measure your performance
    • Transaction data for selected time frame is utilized for analysis
    • Adoption data is combined with survey data from the SAP Value Lifecycle Manager tool to create the benchmarking report
    • Benchmark data is represented only in aggregate format
  • How to enroll

    Register and complete the survey on the SAP Value Lifecycle Manager. The survey generally takes between three to five hours to complete and can be completed at your convenience. If you need to save and resume, be sure to save your entries before closing the survey.

    If you need more information before enrolling, please e-mail us.

SAP Ariba’s benchmarking program is unparalleled because it incorporates inputs from various sources, unlike other industry benchmarking providers.