Source services, indirect materials, even direct materials using one solution
To negotiate best-value sourcing agreements, the kind that provide sustainable savings, you need the right strategic sourcing environment. One that's connected to a powerful supplier network and built with superior tools, expertise, and information.
That’s exactly what you’ll get with SAP Ariba sourcing solutions. With tight integration to Ariba Network and connections to more than 4.6 million companies, SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite provides the features and benefits you need to deliver the best sourcing results ever.
And you can simplify your sourcing processes further with the SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite by using a single solution for all your spend categories – services, indirect materials, and direct materials.
Create the right strategic sourcing environment for your organization
Here's a side-by-side comparison of the primary features of SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite.
||Description||SAP Ariba Sourcing
||SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
|Fast time-to-value||Cloud-based delivery means fast ROI and low TCO.||enabled||enabled|
|Quick and easy supplier discovery||Find qualified suppliers with free business matchmaking.||enabled||enabled|
|Supplier profile management||Lower supply risk with up-to-date supplier information.||enabled||enabled|
|User-friendly app||Wizards and tools help guide the way in events both simple and complex.||enabled||enabled|
|Compliance through workflow||Ensure compliance with advanced, automated workflow and approval routing.||enabled||enabled|
|Sourcing event support||Sourcing and event-day management assistance, including level-one help for both buyers and suppliers.||enabled||enabled|
|Procurement operations desk||Automate and improve procurement support while boosting team productivity and performance with this scalable, intelligent solution capability.||enabled||enabled|
|Expertise and best practices||From onsite consulting to web-based templates, services are available to maximize your ROI.||enabled||enabled|
|Advanced negotiation types||Multiple event types and advanced scoring, along with award optimization and analysis, increase materials savings.||enabled||enabled|
|Advanced direct materials sourcing capabilities||Innovations enable sourcing of both indirect and advanced direct materials on a single platform.||disabled||enabled|
|Product lifecycle sourcing||Seamless data sharing through integration with PLM, material management, and vendor management systems.||disabled||enabled|
|Integrated contract management||Improve control and compliance with integrated capabilities for authoring and approving contracts, including a clause library, workflow, and centralized repository.||disabled||enabled|
|Integrated supplier lifecycle and performance management||Capabilities and resources include your vendor master in the cloud, flexible matrix qualification, scorecards, and supplier performance management.||disabled||enabled|
Gautham T., Head of Strategic Sourcing, V-Guard Industries Limited
The SAP Ariba Sourcing solution, with its custom-made techno-commercial-administrative workflow, facilitates formalization and centralization and reduces the transactional cost and time.