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Drive adoption and a fast ROI with a simple shopping experience

SAP Ariba Catalog – a procurement catalogs solution – combines consumer-like shopping with a sophisticated procurement process. With innovations in guided buying and semantic search, it displays relevant and current content to make it easy for employees to purchase from your preferred suppliers. Meanwhile, you can monitor content quality with new dashboard reports.

Simplifying the most complex catalog management processes, SAP Ariba Catalog provides:

  • User-friendly catalog and shopping-cart functionality so employees can quickly buy what they need to do their jobs
  • Cross-catalog search functionality among local catalogs, inventoried items, a spot buy marketplace, and punchout catalogs
  • Advanced content management tools to help purchasing agents efficiently validate and sort the best of what your suppliers have to offer
  • A streamlined content and catalog creation process with an enhanced, simple user interface to facilitate the uploading of catalog content by suppliers
  • Enterprise-grade content management tools to help suppliers define, validate, and enrich catalog content

Procurement Catalog Features

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Improved user experience

Not only does SAP Ariba Catalog help simplify and control purchasing processes, it helps make catalog creation easier for suppliers as well. An intuitive user interface provides a streamlined content and catalog creation process.

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A culture of compliance

With this user-friendly system that speeds adoption, only approved suppliers are searchable. Preferred suppliers and products are prioritized based on relevance to search criteria – and contract pricing is applied proactively.

Fast and full enablement

From the simple to the complex, catalog enablement is fast. And full catalog enablement is provided with your subscription, including content collection, validation, enrichment, classification, and approval.

Easy maintenance

With our procurement catalogs solution, your content can now be updated in minutes. And automated verification capability speeds updates, reduces workload, and improves accuracy.

Rich content

SAP Ariba Catalog now features content normalization. By increasing the number and quality of filters users can apply to their searches, the accuracy and relevance of search results is improved, providing users with rich content.

APIs and integration

This procurement catalogs solution can be integrated with other SAP Ariba solutions, enterprise software, and other procurement tools. It offers open API integration and catalog APIs to help automate tasks such as uploading lookup data and updating enterprise software systems.

Facilitated collaboration

When catalog items require buyers and suppliers to work together before an order can be placed, the capabilities of SAP Ariba procurement catalogs make it easier to collaborate and finalize price and specifications,

SAP Ariba Catalog Capabilities

Give your employees a simple way to find what they need to do their jobs.

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Spot Buy Capability

Spot buy delivers a cost-saving, single source for indirect goods, simplifying those one-off or emergency purchases that have always been too costly and time-consuming to source.

Spot Buy Capability
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Guided Buying

Guided buying delivers a simple experience for purchasing goods and services. It guides employees to use preferred suppliers, processes, and policies, resulting in happy employees and compliant spend.

Guided Buying
SAP Ariba's Procurement Operations Desk capability simplifies and automates procurement support management
Procurement Operations Desk

With the Procurement Operations Desk capability, experts in your central team can more easily field questions and requests from across the company and collaborate to get them done.

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