What is SAP Ariba?

Supply chain management and purchasing management are critical in today's business world. While competition in the business world is increasing day by day, businesses attach importance to increasing efficiency in their supplier processes in order to stand out from their competitors. For this reason, the digitization of supplier relationship management processes is an important agenda for businesses.

What is SAP Ariba?

SAP Ariba is a business network that connects buyers and suppliers to manage their supply chains. The company was founded in 1996 and acquired by SAP in 2012. Now known as SAP Ariba, the company has over 5,000 customers in more than 100 countries and processes billions of dollars worth of transactions each year.

SAP Ariba's core commerce platform helps companies optimize the buying process by enabling suppliers to bid on contracts before they are awarded. It also enables buyers to create standardized contracts and offers, which can then be shared with multiple suppliers at once.

Functions of SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba allows buyers to manage their suppliers' catalogs, view purchase orders and invoices and receive purchase order approvals from suppliers. Buyers can also create contracts with suppliers, manage supplier ratings and reviews, as well as track shipments and delivery status. The software has mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.

In addition, SAP Ariba offers several other modules that can be used separately or combined with its core commerce platform:

  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) helps companies manage supplier relationships through collaboration tools such as marketplaces and e-auctions.
  • Purchasing & Procurement (P&P) provides real-time visibility into spending data so you can make informed decisions about where best to spend money.
  • Payments & Collections manages payment terms between buyers and suppliers.
  • Sales & Marketing helps automate marketing efforts for both internal sales teams as well as external partners.

What is Ariba Network?

Ariba Network is a business-to-business (B2B) digital marketplace for procurement, created by Ariba, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the global procurement market. Ariba Network offers buyers and suppliers an online network through which they can connect with each other, share information, make commitments and exchange payment — all in real time.

The Ariba Network is built on the Ariba Network Platform, a cloud-based platform that allows users to set up, manage and execute transactions through an electronic supplier portal.

Ariba Network offers a wide range of services across industries including transportation, retail, food & beverage, manufacturing and healthcare. It also offers a variety of solutions including global sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, contract management and more.

Ariba Network also offers a range of additional services that help users manage their businesses more efficiently, including:

  • Negotiation management: Ariba Negotiation Management helps improve negotiation outcomes by providing a structured process for managing negotiations from beginning to end. It includes collaboration tools that help users develop and update proposals during the negotiation process, as well as tools for managing contracts after they’re signed.
  • Supply chain optimization: Ariba Supply Chain Optimization helps companies optimize their supply chains by providing visibility into supplier performance, inventory management and forecasting capabilities.
  • Financial management: Ariba Financial Management provides users with financial forecasts based on historic data, as well as tools for managing inventory.

What is SAP Ariba Discovery?

SAP Ariba Discovery is a global B2B matching platform that connects businesses with new business opportunities for thousands of large companies on the Ariba Network.

SAP Ariba Discovery is an application that helps you find suppliers and partners in your industry. The goal SAP Ariba Discovery platform is to help you grow your business. SAP Ariba Discovery is a cloud-based solution that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. It helps users build deeper relationships with new partners through a simple, intuitive interface.

The platform provides a range of capabilities, including:

  • Matchmaking: Ariba Discovery matches buyers and suppliers based on key criteria such as industry, geography and size.
  • Demand forecasting: The platform uses data from the Ariba Network to provide forecasts for future demand
  • Market intelligence: Access to competitive information helps you identify new opportunities and risks in your market.

SAP Ariba Integration

As MDP Group, we offer end-to-end service to the integration needs of businesses with our team of 25+ people who are experienced in the fields of SAP and Non-SAP integration. You can contact us to learn how we can support you for your SAP Ariba integration needs.

SAP Ariba Integration


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