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Find new suppliers among millions on Ariba Network

During this time of market uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make it easier for companies dealing with supply chain disruption to find new suppliers and cut costs. To help, we’re expanding the capacity of this free sourcing software for a limited time. With SAP Ariba Start Sourcing, up to five of your team members can quickly and easily create and manage RFx sourcing events on Ariba Network. It’s 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. And if after 90 days 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

Greater capacity to satisfy pressing needs

Up to five users can collectively post up to 90 basic sourcing events over the first 90 days of your subscription. After that, the maximum number of users and posts reverts to the solution's standard of two users each posting 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 Ariba 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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