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Respond swiftly to changes in supply and demand while boosting profitability and shareholder value

Digitalize your extended supply chain with end-to-end cloud solutions that support your direct spend, starting with integration with your product design and R&D processes, all the way through manufacturing execution and delivery.

SAP Ariba Solutions for Direct Spend integrate seamlessly with your PLM, ERP, and SAP Integrated Business Planning systems to unlock a world of benefits, including:

  • Faster time to market and time to volume: Integrate R&D and product design with sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management to accelerate innovation

  • Quick and accurate sourcing: Source all materials and services for multi-level BOMs on a single platform, and move smoothly toward volume production

  • Effective supplier collaboration: Identify any potential supply shortages before they occur

  • Better product cost management: Minimize contract leakage and realize negotiated savings when all purchase orders reflect supplier agreements

  • Stronger compliance: Tie supplier qualification and sourcing together to ensure selection of qualified suppliers and mitigate supply chain disruptions

  • Complete supply chain visibility: Collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers to manage your non-linear and external supply chains, reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and increase team productivity

Solutions for Direct Spend

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Supply Chain Collaboration Solutions

Share real-time information with all your direct spend suppliers, obtain their commits, and tap network-generated intelligence to achieve complete supply chain visibility.

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Strategic Sourcing Solutions

Discover qualified suppliers, speed up your sourcing cycles, and create the most competitive, best-value agreements for sustainable savings with all your sourcing needs.

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Solutions for Process Manufacturing

Digitally transform supply chain collaboration, supplier management, and strategic sourcing to optimize margins, batch and product quality, and inventory.

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Solutions for Discrete Manufacturing

Build a digital, collaborative supply chain with the market-leading, combined expertise of SAP and Ariba.

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SAP Ariba solutions help consumer industries manage supply chains
Solutions for Consumer Industries

Digitally transform direct spend procurement and supply chain collaboration to accelerate innovation and time to market while reducing costs and optimizing inventory.

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Efficient and Agile: The Power of Networked Supply Chains

Download this paper from SAP to learn how network-based collaboration with suppliers, contract manufacturers, logistics services providers, and other trading partners can transform your supply chain through digital collaboration, broad visibility, and intelligent insights.

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Achieve resiliency through digitalization

Watch this two-part webinar series, featuring supply chain and digitalization experts from Deloitte and SAP. You’ll hear focused insights you can apply to drive growth, mitigate risk, and optimize cost.

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Everything’s Connected: A Supplier Collaboration Podcast

Tune in to this podcast to hear discussions about the hurdles organizations face in collaborating with key trading partners – and the solutions you can use to keep your supply chain moving.

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Success Story: ITP Aero

“SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers has streamlined and simplified the way we work with our suppliers, making it easier for us all to do business.”

– Carlos Perez Barriocanal, Head of Management Information Systems, ITP Aer

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Build a resilient supply chain

Watch this webinar series on demand to see how SAP Ariba customers are building resilient supply chain infrastructures for collaboration.

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Boost Customer Impact by Harnessing the Power of the Business Network

This concise report by IDC explains the what and why of business networks and how they can help you drive resilience against disruption and flexibility to transform your business processes.

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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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