Manage suppliers better, all in one place
SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance provides comprehensive tools to better manage suppliers. It helps you reduce onboarding and qualification cycle time and scale compliance for your entire supply base. The solution capabilities are designed to:
Provide you with a single, up-to-date supplier record
Make it easy for suppliers to maintain their own information
Let you manage suppliers based on specific parameters
Help you operate with speed and consistency in the entire procurement process
Two-way sync with your ERP
With bi-directional synchronization between your SAP ERP – or third-party ERP – and SAP Ariba, your vendor data is kept up to date and consistent.
Integration with apps
Seamless integration with SAP Ariba procurement applications keeps your supplier qualification and segmentation consistent.
Self-service for suppliers
Suppliers can maintain their own information via SAP Business Network, providing you with a high degree of confidence in the data.
A flexible matrix for supplier qualification and segmentation lets you customize by category, location, and business unit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is supplier lifecycle management?
Supplier lifecycle management is the strategy of managing the processes, interactions, and moments that span the entire lifecycle of your relationship with suppliers. The right supplier lifecycle management strategy can improve your working relationships with suppliers at virtually every touch point and improve effectiveness across your source to pay processes.
How many phases are there in a vendor lifecycle?
The number of phases in the vendor lifecycle varies by industry and depends on your company’s needs as well as the needs of your vendors. No matter how many stages there are in your vendor lifecycle, your strategy for vendor lifecycle management should put vendors at the center of your procurement processes.
What is a supplier management system?
A supplier management system is most often a software solution that manages data and processes related to suppliers – all in one place. A supplier management system should simplify and streamline every step of the vendor management lifecycle and help your business create more successful relationships with suppliers. Increasingly, supplier management systems must be able to provide a single source of truth where all supplier data is stored and accessible. Using a supplier management system, your business can perform in-depth analysis on supplier data and explore important insights about supplier risk informing all stages of the source-to-pay process.