Achieve digital transformation with SAP Ariba solutions for the retail industry

SAP Ariba solutions for the retail industry can help you remove complexity and simplify your sourcing, procurement, and supplier management processes. They make it easier to collaborate with stakeholders inside and outside your organization on problem-solving and innovation to help you keep pace with consumer tastes and demand in today’s challenging marketplace.

Our fully integrated, network-based solution suite can provide you the real-time insights, predictive analysis, and logistics flexibility you need to optimize expense and merchandise spend by: 

  • Sourcing, procuring, and managing suppliers in automated ways that ensure compliance across all spend categories

  • Satisfying immediate consumer needs, collaborating with suppliers in the dynamic, digital marketplace that is Ariba Network

  • Tracking merchandise across the value chain for end-to-end transparency



PVH: From Manual Processes to Streamlined Efficiency

PVH needed to streamline and centralize their procurement and accounts payable processes, making things quicker and more effective. Now, thanks to SAP Ariba, PVH can focus on more strategic, creative projects.

  • Transform sourcing and procurement with SAP Ariba

    Digitalize your sourcing and procurement processes to respond efficiently and effectively to volatile demand and supply. Collaborate with suppliers and colleagues in real time using SAP Ariba solutions and Ariba Network to determine what merchandise to buy, when, and from whom. 

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    Strategic Sourcing

    Discover qualified suppliers, speed up your sourcing cycles, and create the most competitive, best-value agreements for sustainable savings with all your sourcing needs.

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    With the control that SAP Ariba guided buying and spot buy capabilities provide, you can cut supply costs by as much as 10% and lower processing costs by 25% to 60%.

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    Supplier Management

    SAP Ariba provides the only end-to-end solution portfolio that lets you manage supplier information, lifecycle, performance, and risk all in one place.

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  • Improve collaboration and minimize risk with real-time visibility

    Enhance agility from source to settle for faster time-to-market. Find qualified sources of supply at lower cost. Improve supplier visibility for enhanced product compliance and lower risk. Reduce inventory, optimize working capital, and minimize off-balance-sheet liabilities to protect margins.

    Take Days Out of Inventory

    Connecting internal merchandising and ordering systems with Ariba Network for better control, visibility, and supply chain agility.

    Reduce Expense Spend

    Driving effective category management with ongoing sourcing events to ensure quality merchandise at the most competitive pricing.

    Mitigate Risk with Merchandise Suppliers

    Using real-time visibility to actively monitor and manage risk in your supply base to avoid costly disruptions and help ensure business continuity.

    Increase Margins

    Integrating country-specific payment capabilities to free up working capital and take advantage of dynamic discounting.

  • Customer Success Stories

    American Eagle Outfitters

    Staying on-trend and within budget with SAP Ariba

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    Staples Australia and New Zealand

    Delivering 96.8% of orders next day using SAP Ariba solutions

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    Driving smarter, standardized processes with SAP Ariba solutions

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Providing Vendor Insights to Drive Retail Success

SAP Ariba Spend Analysis can provide valuable insights into your supplier spending and the information you need to meet the demands of today’s consumer.

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Managing Reputation in Retail

SAP Ariba Supplier Risk can help you protect your business and brand from exposure to reputational, compliance, financial, sustainability, and operational risks.

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Run Simple for Competitive Advantage

Retail companies are removing complexity and simplifying business commerce. SAP Ariba solutions are helping them succeed, from source-to-settle.

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Now Is the Time to Collaborate with Suppliers

And this whitepaper explains why. Today’s retail supply chain pros face tough challenges. Like achieving real-time visibility into supply, finding the right suppliers, and collaborating with them efficiently and effectively.

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