Introduction to SAP Ariba Buying & Invoicing


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  • Explain the key features of SAP Ariba Buying & Invoicing

Introduction to SAP Ariba Procurement

SAP Ariba Procurement refers to the broad suite of SAP Ariba's procurement solutions, including innovations in Guided Buying, spot buy, catalogs, and supplier enablement. The full suite includes various standalone SAP Ariba products but are typically bundled to comprise a set of modules tailor made to address a company’s procurement needs.

Introduction to SAP Ariba Buying & Invoicing

SAP Ariba Buying & Invoicing is the most popular SAP Ariba Procurement product which provides a cloud-based end-to-end solution to enable efficient, cost-saving, and compliant procurement processes, from requisitioning all the way through to payment. The solution fosters supplier collaboration and integrates seamlessly with existing systems, with an intuitive user interface designed for procurement professionals to easily perform common procurement tasks, manage processes, and run robust reports.

Solution Features: Integration

Enterprise Integration

SAP Ariba integrates with various Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (e.g., SAP S4/Hana, Oracle, PeopleSoft) enabling the exchange of master and transactional data.

Suite Integration

SAP Ariba solutions are interconnected, facilitating suite integration. This integration allows data sharing and seamless transition between different processes within the SAP Ariba ecosystem.

Network Integration

The SAP Business Network (formerly The Ariba Network) is an integral part of SAP Ariba, and serves as a cloud-based connection platform for buyers and suppliers. The SAP Business Network empowers and extends catalog management, supplier enablement, and transactional capabilities.

Solution Features: Reporting

SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing offers robust reporting tools within SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing. These tools empower users to generate reports instantly or schedule them for later execution. Reports can be conveniently exported to .CSV or Excel formats, enabling easy data analysis and sharing.

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