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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



  • 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

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    B&H Photo Video

    Leveraging Ariba Network to easily connect and do business with a wide range of buyers

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    Broadening a customer base and improving project cycle time with Ariba Network

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    Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

    How a leading Dubai retail and real estate conglomerate maintains visibility over suppliers

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The opportunity in private-label products

If your strategy for boosting competition and increasing margins includes adding more private label products to your mix, read this blog post about the importance of automating your source-to-contract process.

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Achieve more agility and productivity with less risk

Watch how retailers that implement new ways to select suppliers, maintain a purpose-driven supply chain, and manage production are reaping huge benefits in productivity and supplier relationships.

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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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Retail Industry Solutions

Download this solution overview to explore why success in retail today requires process digitalization, intelligence, and simplification.

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