Help your users by providing automated buying-channel guidance

Guided buying brings suppliers and buyers together to help streamline procurement. By encouraging your employees to follow procurement guidelines - without having to read them first - you can help them quickly and easily buy goods and services from preferred suppliers with minimal support from your procurement teams.

With this built-in capability of SAP Ariba procurement solutions, you can:

  • Use integrated supplier performance management tools to expand supplier participation

  • Collaborate with suppliers directly through the buying interface

  • Embed rules to ensure the buying process is compliant with your procurement policies

You’ll also boost adoption of your SAP Ariba procurement solution because all users, from the occasional to the frequent buyer, will find the buying experience easier and more satisfying.

Product Features

Simplicity

Buying that’s easy and straightforward. A simple, smart, and elegant buying experience.

Convenience

A single place for both the occasional and frequent buyer to buy all goods and services.

Compliance

An easy way to direct users to the right items, the right policies, and preferred suppliers.

Collaboration

A robust sourcing engine that powers self-service collaboration with preferred suppliers.

Guidance

Built-in smart guidance for policies and a buying channel process that’s integrated to supplier management.

Easy integration

Integration with the SAP Ariba Buying solution allows use of existing catalogs and approval flows.

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Solutions

Guided Buying Overview: A short video

Spend a few minutes with this video to quickly see how even occasional buyers can easily purchase goods and services by themselves, in compliance with your purchasing policies.

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Guided Buying In-Depth: The webinar

Watch this webinar replay for a deeper dive into the features and benefits of guided buying. You’ll see how you can provide users with smart guidance while making the buying experience intuitive and efficient.

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SAP Ariba is named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for P2P Suites

Gartner® 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites

SAP Ariba has been named a Leader for completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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Guided buying enforces our policies in the way it’s embedded in the buying process, and by doing so, means the processes are followed and this guarantees their success. By guaranteeing their success, it guarantees their growth.

Chelsea Grey, Services and Systems Manager, FMG
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