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Play a more strategic role in meeting today’s challenges

Significant challenges are testing the agility and adaptability of energy and natural resource companies, from changing regulations and evolving consumer expectations to extreme weather events and global health crises. To succeed in this industry, your procurement organization must play a strategic role in quickly helping the company manage supply chain disruption, drive innovation, accelerate product lifecycles, and add value to the consumer experience.

With SAP Ariba source-to-pay solutions and Ariba Network, you get comprehensive cloud technology, a powerful business network, and actionable intelligence, with which you can:

  • Manage planned and unplanned inventory and MRO assets with foresight and resilience
  • Provide software users with a unified experience for speed and efficiency
  • Support organizational goals of digitalization, sustainability, safety, and diversification
  • Strengthen supplier collaboration to operate collectively as an innovative, competitive ecosystem

The SAP Advantage

Increased spend control and visibility

Expedite purchasing while ensuring compliance with negotiated terms and pricing with solutions built upon artificial intelligence and machine learning. Use the mobile app to speed up transactions even more.

More effective supplier collaboration

Realize cost savings and minimize contract leakage from sourcing events using a global sourcing platform with built-in contract and supplier management and integration to your ERP.

Single source of truth for supplier data

Facilitate supplier relationships and supply base management with supplier-maintained profiles on Ariba Network, reducing the risk of supply disruption and safety issues.

Improved equipment maintenance and uptime

Collaborate with your spare-parts suppliers on replenishment, consignment, and procure-to-pay processes to optimize your MRO inventory investments and asset uptime.

Integrated maintenance and procurement processes

Employ capabilities that enable commodity managers to source materials from existing inventory or services under contract; originate requests from work orders; and consolidate them with all requisitions.

Better external workforce management

Source, onboard, monitor, and offboard the reliable, certified, and skilled external workforce you need, while digitally collaborating on the pricing, service order, assignment, and invoice processes.

Optimized working capital

Work with an experienced, expert partner to build a custom-made plan that improves working capital and increases free cash flow and short-term liquidity yields.

Complete supply chain visibility

Collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers to manage your non-linear and external supply chains, reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and increase team productivity.

Real Customers, Real Results

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Sasol

“SAP Ariba’s reliability and versatility were the two key ingredients that improved our service level to the organization. By standardizing our procurement processes, it enabled us to have better visibility into our spend while improving efficiencies and significantly lower costs.”

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BHP

“A strong, connected procurement organization not only enables best-in-class cost outcomes, but it also connects the function to corporate strategy for even greater value.”

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ERG

“Thanks to SAP Ariba solutions, we now have one centralized procurement platform that enables greater supplier compliance and transparency. We have strengthened the trust with our network of suppliers.”

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