Smart invoice management: The foundation for a healthy financial supply chain

Invoice automation can lower processing costs by about 60 percent – reason enough to use invoice management software. But only SAP Ariba offers smart invoicing through Ariba Network. With smart invoicing, network business rules alert suppliers about errors and prevent incorrect invoices from entering your process workflow or back-end system. This enables close to 100 percent touchless processing, as well as:

  • Accelerated cycle time
  • Automated exception-handling
  • Stronger compliance
  • Reduced savings leakage
  • Supplier visibility into payment status
  • Improved cash flow for your suppliers
  • Automated capture of negotiated terms


Now, instead of spending its time handling paper, exceptions, and phone calls, your AP team can focus on more strategic pursuits. Like helping to free up cash and optimize working capital.

Solution and Services

  • Reconciling

    The reconciled invoice screen includes invoice line items and includes tax in the total amount due.

  • Approval

    SAP Ariba dashboard shows the status of your invoices and the required actions to take.

  • Paying

    Invoice in paying status (approved, not paid yet) shows amount due and amount remaining, so you can enforce compliance to contracts.

Cloud-based Electronic Invoicing

Tame the complexity of invoice processing on a global scale with an integrated solution suite for managing all your invoices.

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SAP Ariba Invoice Management

Streamline the capture, processing, matching, and approval of all your invoices with this workflow solution.

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Invoice Conversion Services

Consolidate invoice processing by digitizing and automating large quantities of paper invoices and integrating them into your existing systems.

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SAP Ariba Contract Invoicing

Enforce compliance by enabling invoicing from contracts and automatic matching of invoices to contracts.

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SAP Ariba Services Invoicing

Create and approve service entry sheets in real time, then quickly generate error-free invoices from them.

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Global Invoicing and Compliance

Put the power and reach of Ariba Network to work, achieving compliant, paperless invoice processing on a global scale — including VAT/tax compliance and data archival.

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Supplier Enablement Services

Use self-service tools to automate onboarding and interactions for any supplier, anywhere in the world. And if you need help, we have experienced service teams at the ready.

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Resources

County of Santa Clara: The Silicon Valley-Inspired Innovator of Government Procurement

An appreciation for technology is inspiring a new way of delivering goods and services to public sector operations.

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It’s easy for suppliers on the Ariba Network to go online and see the exact status of their invoices at any time. You would be surprised at how many calls actually go away.

Al Barbee, Director, North America Shared Financial Services, GlaxoSmithKline
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Smart invoicing for better commerce

Learn how to reduce invoicing costs, by the numbers. This infographic explains what you can save by switching to efficient invoice processing.

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How to transform e-payables

This report from Ardent Partners gives you a view into what’s happening in the world of accounts payable, including insights from 175 leaders of A/P and financial operations.

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Reducing invoice cycle time from 25 days to five at Avery Dennison

By using the full suite of SAP Ariba solutions, Avery Dennison, a packaging materials company with nearly 25,000 employees in 50 countries, simplified their procurement processes across the board.

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