Integrate product sourcing with procurement to drive innovation
Optimizing spend is a critical step toward freeing up the resources you need to invest in new business models and introduce innovative products to the marketplace. One way to achieve this is by integrating product sourcing solutions from SAP with your procurement processes.
These solutions can help automotive companies, OEMs, suppliers, and other channel partners collaborate more effectively, streamline processes, and accelerate innovation across the product lifecycle.
We can help you maximize supplier relationships to improve performance and the bottom line. And stay competitive with a lean, agile operation that handles commodity volatility, responds profitably to ever-changing customer needs, and sources materials and equipment with a balance between cost and risk.
With SAP solutions, you can encourage new revenue opportunities – while also mitigating the risks associated with market and supply chain disruption – by:
Enabling managed spending of new product introductions
Improving transparency into global spend
Building foresight and resilience into MRO asset management
Integrating sourcing and procurement processes for direct, indirect, and services
Strengthening contract and regulatory compliance
The SAP Advantage
Intelligent spend management
Transform spending across the organization to streamline costs, comply with regulations, and achieve economies of scale. Reimagine the buying experience for direct and indirect materials, services, and contingent workforce to better manage costs and risks while strengthening business resiliency.
Complete supply chain visibility
With network-based supply chain collaboration, you can collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers to manage your automotive supply chain, sharing forecasts, anticipating problems, and onboarding all of your suppliers seamlessly.
Collaborative MRO asset management
Minimize the threat of downtime with timely and coordinated access to mission-critical spare parts and a skilled workforce. Collaborate with MRO suppliers and contingent labor partners to increase uptime of key assets without incurring added costs for expedited spare parts or excess labor.
Greater purchasing compliance
Give employees a simple way to buy the goods and services they need to do their jobs, all in one place. With the guided buying capability, they’ll adhere to your policies and processes to buy from preferred suppliers – without the need for you to get involved.
Innovative supplier experience management
Survey, analyze, and act upon supplier issues more purposefully with Qualtrics XM for Suppliers. Gather data that can strengthen your security of supply and accelerate time-to-savings with real-time supplier insights.
Better external workforce management
Use SAP Fieldglass solutions to gather data and insights that can help you track and manage the fastest-growing segment of the workforce – contractors, consultants, freelancers, service providers, and contingent workers – with more efficiency and at lower cost.
Real Customers, Real Results
“Together, SAP and Accenture are continuing to invest in experience because this is key to shaping and influencing buying behaviors, which will put us on the right path for our intelligent spend management journey.”Watch video
“In considering the transition to Ariba Network, we were motivated by a desire to move to a higher level in the areas of productivity in procurement, procurement costs, and internal dynamism.”Read the Yokohama Rubber story
NTT DATA Services
“We had to build a lean and agile procurement team that could operate on a global basis and manage over $1 billion in annual spend. That’s why we needed world-class procurement tools like SAP Ariba solutions.”Watch now
Explore SAP Ariba Solutions
Product sourcing solutions
Equip sourcing and commodity management teams to establish high-value sourcing agreements that meet the unique needs of automotive and industrial manufacturing companies.See what product sourcing can do
SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance
Drive spend to preferred suppliers and scale compliance for your entire supplier base, while managing suppliers better – all in one place.Explore supplier management