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

Digitize your extended supply chain with end-to-end, digital procurement 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.

SAP Ariba Solutions for Direct Spend

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SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration makes it easier to work with direct materials suppliers, improve visibility, and minimize risks.

Supply Chain Collaboration
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Strategic Sourcing

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

Strategic Sourcing

Solutions for Manufacturing

Process manufacturing benefits from SAP Ariba Solutions for direct spend
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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Direct Materials Collaboration: Why it's vital today

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

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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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