Strategic Sourcing

What is Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite?

SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite allows you to manage your sourcing, contracts and spending for both indirect and direct materials. Increase your savings by cutting down high cost materials, refining your supplier selection process, and creating contracts that increase your savings.

The Strategic Sourcing Suite integrates with other solutions from SAP such as ERP, PLM, and MM. By meshing Sourcing and Product Design teams, you can get your products to market at a much quicker rate. You also have the ability to forecast product costs for complex, bill of materials.This way, you are able to negotiate better savings with your suppliers.

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Features

End-to-End Process Management
Including Sourcing, Product Specification, and Contract Management – reduce contract leakage.

Product Lifecycle Sourcing

Integration to SAP Product Lifecycle Management, Materials Management, and Vendor Management.

Negotiation and Supplier Selection
Have full control of your supplier selection and increase savings.

Complex BOM Costing
Have detailed analyses for better cost estimates and overall pricing.

Supplier Qualification and Monitoring
Determine which suppliers meet your standard of compliance by analyzing their response rates, timeliness, and quality.

Benefits

  • Identify new opportunities for savings by modeling product costs.
  • Organize and structure all purchases by better managing your bill of materials.
  • Standardize processes across the company and with vendors through the contract management functionality
  • Optimize savings across all spend categories by having all processes under one solution.
  • Reduce risk by finding suppliers that meet your company’s standards on the Ariba Network.
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