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Control each spend category while coordinating spending across categories

Managing spending has never been more critical. Beyond improving compliance and reducing costs, procurement and supply chain leaders are asked to help fund innovation and core business growth. Orchestrate multi-tier supply chains while managing supplier risk and supply chain disruption. And engage a changing workforce while also protecting employees and the brand.

To succeed, you need to control each spend category while simultaneously coordinating spending and policy across categories. And with intelligent spend management solutions from SAP – SAP Ariba solutions, SAP Fieldglass solutions, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud – you can:

  • Reimagine the buying experience: Enable a central place for procurement that provides end-to-end visibility and empowers employees with a simple, smart, and self-service-compliant purchasing experience
  • Minimize spend risk: Offer sophisticated sourcing, contracting, and spend analysis processes for all types of spend, fully integrated into powerful and scalable execution and procurement processes
  • Accelerate trading partner collaboration: Employ modern supplier management capabilities for supplier discovery, qualification, and segmentation, supplemented by the automation of the entire order-to-invoice process for touchless, intelligent document exchange with zero processing errors

Accenture's Story

Accenture wanted to simplify and automate its spend processes. With SAP intelligent spend management solutions, the company is driving savings while gathering insights for faster, informed, and compliant business decisions.

SAP Ariba for Direct and Indirect Procurement

With SAP Ariba solutions you can connect 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.

Enriched spend data

Gather your spend data from wherever 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 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.

Risk mitigation

Mitigate threats to your supply chain, operations, and reputation with reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive view of supplier information, performance, and risk factors.

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 trillions of dollars in global commerce conducted on Ariba Network.

Explore SAP Solutions

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SAP Ariba

Transform your procurement and supply chain processes to work more effectively with your trading partners on Ariba Network.

Direct and indirect spend solutions
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SAP Ariba with SAP S/4HANA

Achieve next-generation spend-process integration. Accelerate your procurement and supply chain digital transformation while dramatically cutting your costs.

Integration overview
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SAP Fieldglass

Simplify how service providers – from consulting firms to field services, maintenance to marketing agencies, and beyond – are sourced, engaged, and managed.

External workforce solutions

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