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Optimize cost, manage risk, and fully realize negotiated savings

With strategic sourcing solutions from SAP, you can manage and optimize your entire sourcing, contracting, and spend analysis processes for all types of spend – direct and indirect materials as well as services. Integrated into your execution and procurement processes, these solutions can help you to:

  • Aggregate and classify all purchases, company-wide
  • Gain visibility, segment spend, and identify savings opportunities
  • Standardize source-to-contract processes across teams and business units
  • Drive materials cost savings and optimization across all spend categories
  • Ensure that the savings you negotiate are fully realized
  • Increase speed and drive up throughput across your teams
  • Reduce risk by finding better suppliers and innovation partners

SAP strategic sourcing solutions

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Sourcing for Indirect and Direct Materials

Create best-value sourcing agreements for indirect materials using SAP Source-to-Contract Suite or for direct materials using SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite.

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Product Sourcing Solutions from SAP

Equip sourcing and commodity management teams to establish high-value sourcing agreements that meet the unique needs of automotive and industrial manufacturing companies.

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SAP Ariba Contracts

Speed up contract cycles by 50% and reduce administrative and legal costs by up to 30% when you rid yourself of the paper and ink.

SAP Ariba Contracts
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SAP Ariba Spend Analysis

Organize all spend data from across different systems and identify and prioritize sourcing opportunities more easily.

SAP Ariba Spend Analysis
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SAP Ariba Discovery for buyers

A free buyer-supplier matching service, putting a world of high-quality suppliers at your fingertips to drive bids for your business up, and your costs down.

SAP Ariba Discovery
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SAP Ariba Start Sourcing

Get two user licenses for this free solution and post up to two basic events per user per month. Make fast sourcing decisions that can mitigate problems in your supply base.

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Strategic Sourcing Resources

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G2 Grid Report for Strategic Sourcing Names SAP Ariba Leader

The Spring 2022 report names SAP Ariba solutions a Leader based on the high satisfaction of our customers and the large market presence of SAP.

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Transform Product Sourcing for Highly Engineered Products to Compete and Win

Read how you can support new product introductions with product sourcing solutions from SAP and cloud extensions.

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Top 10 Issues Facing Procurement Leaders in 2022

In this new e-book from SAP, you'll read how to solve today's challenges, including how SAP strategic sourcing solutions can help with smart spending decisions, tactical sourcing, negotiating competitive deals, and enabling rapid materials sourcing for new products.

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4 Reasons to Digitize Your Direct Spend Procurement Processes

This article by Supply Chain Brain explores four reasons to digitize, including how a holistic view of spending can help ensure that contractual terms are enforced and negotiate savings are realized.

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Customer Interview: Kennametal

"We're using contracts, spend analytics, SAP Ariba Discovery, e-auctions ... We've actually increased our annual cost reduction, our cost-out from sourcing, by 50%. We've done that with 25% to 30% less resources in the global sourcing organization."

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Customize Your Solutions

Enhance your source-to-pay processes with APIs, intelligent forms, and intelligent configuration management. Unlock the full value of your SAP Ariba solutions by integrating them with your existing back-end solutions and ERP.

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