Get a unified view of spend data for smarter business decisions
Managing spending has never been more critical, and spend management excellence now takes more than just increasing compliance and reducing costs. Procurement, finance, and supply chain leaders are being asked to help fund both innovation and core business growth. Orchestrate multi-tier supply chains while managing supplier risk. And engage a changing workforce and support new business models while also protecting employees and the brand.
That’s a lot. And the only way to succeed is by controlling each spend category while simultaneously coordinating spending and policy across categories. Traditional solutions can’t do that. They just prop up organizational silos. But with Intelligent Spend Management, you can do both. Because only with SAP can you achieve:
- Comprehensive supplier and policy management – Supporting all categories of spend, be there every time money is spent, regardless of the source of that spending, and capture that data
- Best-in-class control of each spend category – Optimize indirect materials, direct materials, services, external labor, and travel and expense
- A unified view of spending – Bring spend data together from across all sources and categories and understand total costs so you can work with colleagues to make smarter, faster spending decisions
Take your organization to the next level with Intelligent Spend Management from SAP. Choose SAP Ariba for direct and indirect, SAP Fieldglass for services, and SAP Concur for T&E.
Intelligent Spend Management: An Overview
You’re spending money on indirect and direct materials, travel and expense, and your external workforce. Watch how SAP’s cloud companies, together with SAP HANA, can bring your data into one unified view.
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 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
Embed intelligence from end to end so you can see the whole picture and make smarter, more informed choices at every decision point
Connect direct and indirect procurement processes across your organization to keep spend data flowing while insights help everyone continuously change and enhance results
Mitigate threats to your supply chain, operations, and reputation with reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive view of supplier information, spend, performance, and risk
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
Analyst reports and more
For more on topics critical to best practices in Intelligent Spend Management, download your copies of these reports from SAP and leading analysts.
The Best-in-Class Solutions
Transform your procurement and supply chain processes to work more effectively with your trading partners on Ariba Network.Direct and indirect spend solutions
Simplify how service providers – from consulting firms to field services, maintenance to marketing agencies, and beyond – are sourced, engaged, and managed.External workforce solutions
Better manage your expense, travel, and invoice processes with solutions that give you greater visibility into company spend and help you better manage cash flow.Travel and expense solutions