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 5.3 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.
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.
And with the new user experience provided by the guided sourcing capability, you can expedite and improve the creation, monitoring, and awarding of request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) sourcing events. Friendly and intuitive, guided sourcing delivers simplified, streamlined processes that help reduce the time and effort needed to drive sourcing events, making it easier for you to realize sourcing savings faster. You can find more information about guided sourcing in the related resources section below.
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|
|Guided sourcing capability||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 self-service portal, flexible matrix qualification, scorecards, and supplier performance management.||disabled||enabled|
Real Customers. Real Results.
Take a look at these success stories from customers using SAP Ariba sourcing solutions.
Dabur India Limited
“SAP Ariba Sourcing is... a simple tool that allows buyers and suppliers to work independently without much assistance. And with the whole process managed in one place, we have greater spend control and transparency."Read case study
"SAP Ariba gave us a lot of opportunities in terms of working with our suppliers, which will drive collaboration, transparency, and cost savings because the speed of decision-making will be improved significantly."Watch testimonial
The Central America Bottling Corporation
“Thanks to SAP Ariba solutions... We can see where our vendor relationships could save us money and focus on building relationships with only the best suppliers.”Read more