Deliver the lowest TCO with pre-built integration, managed in the cloud
If you’ve been running into roadblocks on your digital transformation journey, SAP can help clear the way, from source to pay. We’re integrating SAP Ariba solutions with the SAP S/4HANA Cloud platform so you can say goodbye to inconsistent user experiences, fragmented solution stacks, and bad data, as well as the added costs and risks of third-party integration projects and middleware solutions.
Digitalizing source-to-pay with fully integrated end-to-end processes, governance, and user experiences means your organization can achieve:
Lower total cost of ownership – Savings pile up when you employ standard, native integrations and avoid third-party integration, maintenance, upgrade, and middleware costs
Rapid ROI – With built-in inter- and intra-suite integrations across the source-to-pay process, you can see a fast return on your investment while significantly reduce costs
Quicker, smoother deployments – SAP Ariba’s native, pre-built integration provides the fastest, most assured deployment with the least risk
Improved compliance – Seamless, easy-to-use software encourages greater user adoption and, in turn, more control and compliance
Greater efficiency – Since users engage with a standard interface across all applications, they can adapt to change quicker and execute day-to-day tasks faster, with fewer errors
Greater effectiveness – True integration and optimized data deliver complete visibility, stronger collaboration, and reliable KPI reporting across the source-to-pay process
Integration Features and Capabilities
SAP’s intelligent source-to-pay framework delivers integrated data, integrated governance, and an integrated user experience.
Seamless user experience
No more switching between apps and disrupting workflow while executing the source-to-pay process. Now users can enjoy a consistent, harmonized experience with easy, cross-application navigation and a seamless, end-to-end flow built on the award-winning SAP Fiori user interface.
Five SAP Ariba solutions that encompass the source-to-pay process – from sourcing and contracting through buying and paying – are pre-built and integrated with SAP S/4HANA Cloud using SAP Cloud Integration Gateway. Set up is fast and updates are automatic.
With single-sign-on capability, users log in just once to execute all steps of a source-to-pay process, from end to end. This works to improve user satisfaction and compliance, regardless of the underlying cloud procurement or ERP applications.
Unified user management
Centrally administered with automated provisioning across applications, user management is easily controlled and documented. Users need be set up only once and access is efficiently and effectively revoked across all systems when they are no longer authorized.
The powerful SAP Analytics Cloud delivers a unified approach to analytical and data intelligence capabilities across the source-to-pay business process. This means you get real-time information and insights out of the box, using one dashboard and reporting tool for a true analytical, end-to-end experience and visibility into spend data.
App extensions built with APIs can help you optimize your source-to-pay solutions without the need for middleware. To make sure the SAP ecosystem of partners and developers know how APIs should be built to ensure a seamless end-to-end process, APIs are designed according to pre-defined standards, documented in the SAP API Business Hub, and stored in a Central API Repository.
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SAP clients have told us collectively that they have chosen SAP Ariba solutions for the extensive benchmarking across industries and spend categories and integration with SAP S/4HANA. They also love the guided buying experience in the SAP Ariba solutions.
Connect virtually every step and piece of data together across the entire source-to-pay process, so you can reduce leakage, increase speed, and strengthen control over spending.Explore solutions
Cloud Integration Gateway
SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway is available to facilitate transactions between buyers and suppliers on Ariba Network as well as for integrating SAP Ariba cloud applications.Learn about CIG