Skip to content

Collaborate over Ariba Network to reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and increase team productivity

Achieve complete supply chain visibility with SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration. Integrated with your ERP and supply chain optimization systems, this collaboration platform equips you to work safely and easily with multiple tiers of contract manufacturers and suppliers across key supply chain planning and execution processes.

  • Share production forecasts, orders, quality, and inventory information with suppliers and obtain their responses in real time.

  • Anticipate and resolve supply assurance problems quickly with collaboration dashboards that alert you to supply and demand mismatches.

  • Onboard all your suppliers using our on-demand tools, multiple integration options, and supplier enablement teams with decades of onboarding expertise.


The Benefits of Multi-Tiered Supplier Collaboration

Microsoft describes their multi-tiered inventory strategies, their evolution to a build-to-order supply chain, and the significant inventory reductions they have achieved with SAP Ariba solutions.

Supply Chain Collaboration: Product Features

Broad collaboration

Collaborate in real time, with suppliers and contract manufacturing organizations across multiple processes, systems, and geographies, on key supply chain planning and execution processes like ordering, forecasting, quality, and inventory management.

Tablet showing the SAP Ariba supply chain software on the screen

Actionable intelligence

Dashboards help you identify supply-demand mismatch and quality issues quickly, displaying supplier responses and status of their commitments to your forecasts, orders, quality notifications, and inventory pulls.

Improved compliance

With standards-based and secured electronic communications, as well as customized configuration of inter-company supply chain business rules, drive greater compliance with orders delivered correctly and on time.

Efficient onboarding

Multiple integration options ensure that sophisticated suppliers will participate. Use simple, on-demand tools to onboard the rest. Experts are available 24/7 to help you plan, prioritize, and execute.

Easy integration

Integrate this solution with any back-office system. Packaged integration is available with SAP ERP and supply chain solutions.

Fast time-to-value

Achieve fast time-to-value through efficient onboarding and quick deployment of this user-friendly solution, encouraging broad adoption by internal teams and external trading partners.

SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for buyers has helped streamline and simplify 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 Aero
Read case study

More Resources

Image promoting webinar titled Extending Business Processes Beyond the Enterprise with SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration

Extending Business Processes Beyond the Enterprise with SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration

Watch this webinar replay – featuring Paul Bray, European Executive Lead, Deloitte – to learn how SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration can be deployed to optimize supply chain performance and maximize the use of working capital.

Watch replay

Digitize and optimize supplier collaboration

Listen to this webinar replay to hear how Danish manufacturer VELUX digitized, integrated, and optimized supplier collaboration to achieve measurable process improvements, reliable delivery dates, and significant time savings.

Review webinar
Image promoting SAP Ariba white paper titled Nine Practical Steps You Can Take to Improve Supply Chain Collaboration Right Now

Nine Practical Steps You Can Take to Improve Supply Chain Collaboration Right Now

Read this new white paper to learn how to use collaborative solutions to keep your supply chain moving in times of uncertainty.

Download white paper
Image of two professionals used to promote SAP Ariba webinar series about building resilient supply chains

Build a Resilient Supply Chain

Register for this important webinar series to see how customers using SAP Ariba solutions for direct spend are building resilient supply chain collaboration infrastructures.

Learn more and register
image promoting SAP Ariba info brief about collaborating with suppliers over a single network, Ariba Network

6 Reasons to Manage Suppliers on One Network

Instead of managing supplier relationships on multiple networks, what would happen if you could manage them all on a single network? Six things. Read this info brief to find what they are.

Read the brief
Image promoting Forrester Research report on business networks on

Business Networks Are Growing Up

Read this Forrester study about the ups and downs of using business networks for supply chain innovation and collaboration, including efficiency improvements and implementation challenges.

Read the report

Questions about SAP Ariba Products?

Click here to chat with our experts.

Popular search terms: