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Automate your procure-to-pay process for speed and agility

SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing – a best-in-class procure-to-pay software solution – automates your entire purchasing life cycle and gives users one place to search for indirect goods and services. From managing catalogs, requisitions, and POs to receiving goods and paying invoices, you can deliver to your organization:

  • An enhanced user experience – With guided buying that’s as comfortable as online personal shopping; service entry sheets that really are user-friendly; and customized language, currency, and dashboard settings that help users do their jobs better.
  • Improved visibility and control – Integrating the procure-to-pay process end-to-end with SAP Business Network gives you greater insight through comprehensive spend analysis, workflow, and reporting, even when operating multiple ERP systems. Managing team members, documents, tasks, messaging, approvals, sub-projects, and transactions is more efficient and effective, too.
  • Stronger compliance, more cost savings – Your procurement policies are built into the guided buying process, and budget checks can be done during the shopping and approval process, to help you realize sustainable savings. And with the spot buy capability, you can more easily manage spending on non-sourced goods, those one-off or emergency purchases that can be so hard to control.
  • Greater efficiency and productivity – Ridding yourself of paper-heavy processes through automation, you can minimize errors, speed up approvals, and free up team members to focus on more strategic activities.

Outstanding Procure-to-Pay Software Features

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Procurement workspaces

In a single repository, you can store and view all documents and information related to a procurement request, including requisitions, sourcing projects, contracts, purchase orders, invoices, and receipts.

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Taxes support

Reduce invoice exceptions by configuring your procure-to-pay software solution to add and validate taxes and charges on requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, and invoice reconciliations.

Extensibility

With APIs you can extend the functionality of your procure-to-pay solution to include ERP or accounting systems in request processing. And SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway makes it easy to integrate with SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Forms builder

Use this fast and flexible functionality to build forms easily and enhance your procurement processes without needing help from your IT team or SAP Ariba.

Intelligent configuration manager

A centralized location provides greater version control and flexibility when testing and approving all solution configuration updates before rolling them out to production.

Multi-ERP ready

Integrate multiple SAP Ariba sites to allow enterprise-wide data to be shared throughout the organization – while site-specific and transactional data remains separate.

Multi business-unit support

Track spend by business unit, department, or purchasing organization. Spend data and content can be mapped to individual business units while company-wide purchasing parameters can be shared across business units.

SAP Ariba Procure-to-Pay Software Capabilities

When you use SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing for procure to pay, you can employ innovative capabilities and services for a seamless procurement process.

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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
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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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SAP Ariba Procurement Mobile App

Stay connected with your business to make timely and effective decisions on-the-go. With the SAP Ariba Procurement mobile app, you can review and approve requisitions anytime, anywhere.

SAP Ariba Procurement Mobile App
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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