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Find new suppliers among millions on SAP Business Network

With SAP Ariba Start Sourcing, two of your team members can quickly and easily create and manage two RFx sourcing events on SAP Business Network per month. This is a cloud-based, intuitive solution that requires no subscription fee, so it won’t burden your IT team or your operating budget.

SAP Ariba benchmark studies indicate that our sourcing solutions can provide bottom-line value for organizations of all sizes and industries, with tangible benefits like:

  • $26 million more savings per billion of spend
  • 19% higher spend under management
  • 58% higher cost-reduction savings

Signing up is easy, and you don’t even need a credit card. If after working with this no-subscription-fee solution you find you like the benefits you achieve and want to build upon them, upgrading to the SAP Ariba Sourcing solution is easy to do.

Product Features

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Sourcing capacity

This solution enables two users to each post up to two sourcing events per month, with a minimum usage requirement of one event per month for your company.

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Fast RFx publishing

Accelerate your work with a wizard-driven process and rapidly create and publish your RFI, RFP, and reverse and forward auctions.

Up-to-date supplier information

Suppliers are motivated by competition to keep their profiles current, so you can spend your time more productively.

Rapid, efficient communications

Handle supplier Q&A and exchange messages right from your event: one-to-one, one-to-many, buyer-to-buyer, and buyer-to-supplier.

More competitive bids

When you create your sourcing event, qualified suppliers on SAP Business Network are alerted to your needs, stimulating more competition and bids for your business.

Handy dashboards and reports

Drive events from your configurable dashboard and stay informed about status, tasks, responses, and more with ready-made, exportable reports.

Global and multilingual capabilities

Information is normalized to your preferences when suppliers bid in their native language and currency.

Helpful online resources

Web-based tech support, tutorials, and RFX templates are at your fingertips to help build your sourcing events.

Introductions to new sources

Each of your sourcing events is posted with SAP Ariba Discovery, our free buyer-seller matching service.

Broad team collaboration

Up to 20 team members can gain visibility into a sourcing event to collaborate and provide feedback.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SAP Ariba Start Sourcing

If you have questions, you can find answers here. If you need more info, you'll find an e-mail address you can use to contact us.

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Get matched with more suppliers

SAP Ariba Start Sourcing customers who reach their monthly sourcing event limit can also find new suppliers using SAP Ariba Discovery. Free to post, and free for suppliers to respond through December 2022.

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SAP Ariba Start Sourcing Online Course

Learn how to use SAP Ariba Start Sourcing by signing up for our free course on the openSAP platform. It includes 90 minutes of online video content, plus transcripts in different languages.

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See stories of sourcing success

Hear from SAP Ariba customers who use full capability SAP Ariba sourcing solutions to deliver lower costs, streamlined processes, and stronger supplier engagement for their organizations.

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