Transform data into intelligence so you can deliver more value

With every procurement and supply chain transaction, on computers and mobile devices, in the cloud and on the Internet, your business generates more data than you know what to do with. Much of it lives on systems that don’t talk to each other, both inside and outside the four walls of your organization, generated by suppliers, government agencies, social sources, and other organizations.

SAP Ariba Intelligent Spend Management can help you understand and use that data, transforming it from information into intelligence, and intelligence into value. The kind of value that comes from helping your organization quickly adapt to changing needs, drive change, and adopt new business models. Let’s work together to bring more visibility, focus, and agility to your spend management processes, and strengthen your ability to:

  • Anticipate and respond to rapidly changing customer needs

  • Mitigate threats to your supply chain, operations, and reputation

  • Automate and streamline your source-to-pay process so you can do more with less

  • Collaborate efficiently and effectively across internal teams and with business partners

  • Accelerate innovation toward new business models and revenue streams

To achieve these goals, you need the right infrastructure and systems, not clunky user experiences or disconnected teams and data. SAP Ariba has the technology and expertise to help you put intelligence to work.

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Brief about SAP Ariba Intelligent Spend Management being key to SAP Intelligent Enterprise

SAP Ariba Solution Brief: Intelligent Spend Management

In direct and indirect procurement, you still need to deliver what you always have: productivity, visibility, compliance, and savings. This brief explains your new agenda and how to achieve it.

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SAP Ariba equips organizations to expand beyond cost-focused procurement and supply chain metrics to more strategic business priorities. Across the source-to-pay process, we connect data from suppliers, other SAP solutions, and virtually any source to create more insightful experiences and processes. That way, you can tackle changing priorities and get more work done.
And, we’re investing in technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to enhance our solutions and infuse even more problem-solving intelligence from source to pay.

SAP Ariba Intelligent Spend Management is a key component of SAP Intelligent Enterprise

Become an Intelligent Enterprise

Intelligent Spend Management is a component of SAP’s solutions for the Intelligent Enterprise. Find out how you can respond to customer needs, engage talent in new ways, create disruptive business models, and more.

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Ariba Network: A dataset without equal

Ariba Network is a dynamic, digital marketplace generating more data from across the source-to-pay cycle than any other network. Its vast repository of data has been aggregated from millions of companies conducting trillions of dollars in spend over the course of more than 20 years.

Ariba Network provides our customers with insights and intelligence made possible by the biggest and best dataset of business commerce transactions between buyers and suppliers. It is, simply put, without equal.

SAP Ariba for direct and indirect procurement

SAP Ariba contributes to your unified view of spending by connecting data from across the source-to-pay process for direct and indirect materials. We create insightful experiences and processes that help you tackle changing priorities and get more work done.

Data from any source

Access data from any source – while it stays where it lives – and improve it, enhance it, and put it to work instantly, when and where you need it

End-to-end intelligence

Embed intelligence from end to end so you can see the whole picture and make smarter, more informed choices at every decision point

Connected processes

Connect direct and indirect procurement processes across your organization to keep spend data flowing while insights help everyone continuously change and enhance results

Automatic connections

Reach beyond your four walls to connect automatically with data from suppliers and other sources, as well as the cumulative intelligence generated by $11 trillion in global commerce conducted on Ariba Network

Solution enhancements

Meet unique business needs, connecting to third-party solutions or adding custom functionality, by safely and easily tailoring and enhancing your solutions with open architecture, APIs, and an ecosystem of developers