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
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.
With our procurement catalogs solution, your content can now be updated in minutes. And automated verification capability speeds updates, reduces workload, and improves accuracy.
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.
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.
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
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
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a procurement catalog?
A procurement catalog is a digital asset that defines the items or services offered by a vendor or service provider. However, procurement catalogs are more than just lists of items available for purchase and can be a critical part of the purchasing process in delivering ultimate realized savings.
Purchasing professionals can create and maintain procurement catalogs of the items and services that can be purchased for internal use in an organization. These electronic catalogs (e-catalogs) are predominantly used for procuring frequently replenished indirect goods and services, and procurement content includes product names, product hierarchy, descriptions, prices, and supplier and internal codes.
What is catalog management?
Catalog management is the process of organizing and managing a catalog of products or services. It has fast become a popular feature offered by suppliers and makes electronic procurement catalogs available to buying organizations for them to procure goods electronically. A vital part of e-commerce businesses, catalog management can include creating and maintaining catalog content, setting prices, and managing inventory levels.
Catalog content can be hosted by either the supplier or the buyer, and effective and strategic catalog management helps ensure the quality of product data. It also helps ensure that catalog content is configured to the buyer's required format.
What is Ariba catalog?
Ariba catalog is a procurement catalog software solution, called SAP Ariba Catalog, that makes it easier to simplify and control purchasing processes. This cloud-based offering defines, validates, and enriches procurement content with enterprise-grade content management tools to give procurement professionals an easier way to get what they need. It displays relevant and current procurement content to make it easy for employees to purchase from your preferred suppliers. Meanwhile, it also helps make procurement catalog creation easier for suppliers.