Real spend management begins with insightful spend analysis

Get objective analysis of your supplier spending

SAP Ariba gathers your spend data from wherever it lives, classifies it according to company and industry standards, and then enriches it with Dun & Bradstreet market intelligence to deliver insightful analysis of your business buying behavior.

Spend analysis delivers the spend visibility you need to make better, faster, and more confident buying decisions and negotiate with more clout. That’s because you’ll know:

  • How much you’re spending among families of suppliers
  • Where savings leak, prices vary, and purchasing overlaps
  • Compare your spend to that of your industry peers

You can also see which suppliers can help you achieve diversity and sustainability and more.

Product Features

Accurate classification

After SAP Ariba Spend Analysis collects data from your systems, it aggregates and classifies it using industry standards-based, custom, and SAP Ariba taxonomies.

Enriched supplier data

With a solution tightly woven with Dun and Bradstreet’s enriched business information, gain deeper insight into your supply base, find sourcing opportunities within existing relationships, bring more purchasing clout to negotiations, identify risks in your supply base, and much more.

Greater compliance

Access up-to-date spend records and reports that help you discover and control maverick, off-contract, and non-PO-based spending as well as fraud and other non-compliant activity.

Fast analysis and reporting

The power of SAP HANA’s in-memory computing makes your job faster and easier with up to 20 percent faster data loading, 80 times faster reporting, and no timeouts or barriers on data size or complexity.

Better user adoption

Encourage user adoption with customizable role-based dashboards, using a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy to view, analyze, and report spending, then identify and prioritize savings opportunities.

Best-practice guidance

During set-up, your project manager helps with taxonomies and savings strategies. Then the SAP Ariba Best Practice Center can help with building sourcing pipeline, advanced reporting, and enhancing data accuracy. Going forward, count on ongoing support for the duration of your subscription.

Peer benchmarking

Hone your strategies by opting in to this confidential, no-cost program. Compare your spend profile and related measures to aggregated peer group data, accessing marketing intelligence and sourcing data to drive more-informed decisions.

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Using Ariba Spend Visibility, Boliden was able to apply a baseline for performance improvement across all of our procurement sites. With this greater visibility and a user-friendly approach, we are able to identify the cross-site and cross-business unit leverage that will lead to reduced spend and greater efficiency.

Simon Miller, Sourcing Project Manager, Boliden Group

How the Best-in-Class “Strike it Rich” with Spend Analysis

Download this Ardent Partners report to learn about how the top 20 percent performers in their market are using automated spend analysis tools across the entire source-to-settle process to accomplish a nearly 70 percent higher rate of spend under management and more.

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Spend Analysis: What is Your Data Telling You and Why Should You Listen?

Watch this webinar replay to see how a solid spend visibility and analysis strategy is the stepping-stone to effective spend management.

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SAP Ariba Spend Analysis: A Simple Explanation

Spend Analysis can help you organize all spend data from across your company’s different systems and gain the visibility needed to identify and prioritize sourcing opportunities.