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Delivering the innovation, capabilities, and intelligence you need to transform procurement

For the sixth consecutive time, SAP has been named a Leader with the SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass integrated solutions in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites. For this report, Gartner evaluated 12 procure-to-pay software vendors based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

Gartner also gave SAP the lead score for the services focused use case and the second-highest scores for the indirect procurement focused use case and complex environment focused use case in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Procure-to-Pay Suites Report.

Why choose SAP?

What makes SAP the best choice for procurement success? Our intelligent spend management solutions offer unparalleled advantages for your business so you can:

Gain visibility and control over all spend

Manage cost and compliance effectively across spend categories, including direct, MRO, indirect, services, and travel and expense, no matter your market or industry.

Maximize supply chain resilience and transparency

Engage in deep collaboration with millions of suppliers as well as real-time data sharing, logistics optimization, and intelligent asset management on SAP Business Network.

Easily integrate procurement and supplier master data

Drive a seamless buying experience and end-to-end efficiency by integrating with your back-end systems using our native integration solution for SAP ERP and platform-based integration for non-SAP systems.

Optimize the invoice-to-pay process and streamline global operations

Employ flexible dynamic discounting and supplier financing tools plus built-in support for international government regulations and tax requirements.

Increase workforce agility

Use a single centralized solution to actively initiate, engage, manage, and complete external labor assignments so you can quickly scale capacity, reduce risk, and boost productivity and results.

Speed implementation and ROI

Rely on embedded success services focused on supplier onboarding, catalog and integration enablement, sourcing support, and benchmarking insights delivered by more than 800 experts in 21 languages.

Real customers. Real results.

Customer feedback tells the truest story about solution value, so we’re proud to be recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for procure-to-pay suites. Review some highlights of what our customers have to say.

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“Powerful platform to drive procurement operations”

“Great support on the consulting and solutioning front. Good customer interaction and timely responses and connectivity with the peer counterparts in addressing the business challenge and providing a smooth support throughout our journey.”

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“Great solution to implement and use”

“This is a great solution to implement and use. The supplier experience with the solution is very good. Since implementation, our supplier response per tender has improved, the pool of qualified suppliers keeps growing, and there is healthy competition that gives us the best price and saving. Our order-to-invoice cycle lead time has been reduced by about 50 percent.”

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“Very mature and has many features”

“The experience of the entire [SAP Ariba] Buying and Invoicing product has been good value add. The product is very mature and has many features like catalog, very flexible workflow, Ariba Network, and tax automation invoice exception handling which [have] made [the] business process more lean and efficient – collaboration with suppliers will also be very easy leveraging Ariba Network.”

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Customer First Program

SAP puts customers at the center of everything. With Customer First, our customers benefit from a proactive end-to-end engagement experience that focuses on their success with a holistic and structured approach.

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Our Procure-to-Pay Suite

SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing is a best-in-class, easy-to-use procure-to-pay solution that helps companies effectively manage all spend-related processes and ensure negotiated savings reach the bottom line.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites, by Kaitlynn Sommers, William McNeill, Micky Keck, Patrick Connaughton, 25 October 2021

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Procure-to-Pay Suites, by Micky Keck, William McNeill, Kaitlynn Sommers, Patrick Connaughton, 15 November 2021

Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of the Customer': Procure-to-Pay Suites, Published 19 March 2021

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SAP was referred to as Ariba (SAP) in the 2015 report and SAP (Ariba and Fieldglass) in the 2016, 2018, and 2019 reports.



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