Comparing Features of SAP Ariba Supplier Management Solutions

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Compare the available features and functions of SAP Ariba Supplier Management solutions

SAP Ariba Supplier Management Features and Functions

The availability of features and functions for managing suppliers, supplier lifecycles, and supplier risk depends on your SAP Ariba solution package. Review the tables below to see the differences among the solutions.

Availability of Features and Functions for Managing Common Supplier Information

Feature or FunctionSAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (new architecture)SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and PerformanceSAP Ariba Supplier Risk
Supplier 360° profile (applicable areas)YesYesYes
Supplier Management dashboardYesYesNo
Supplier Risk dashboardNoNoYes
Manual supplier contact managementYesYesYes
Analytical reportingYesYesYes
Supplier data snapshotsYesYesNo
Supplier risk administrative reportsNoNoYes

Availability of Features and Functions for Supplier Creation and Registration

Feature or FunctionSAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (new architecture)SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and PerformanceSAP Ariba Supplier Risk
Supplier request projectsYesYesNo
Supplier registration projectsYesYesNo

Availability of Features and Functions for Supplier Lifecycle Management

Feature or FunctionSAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (new architecture)SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and PerformanceSAP Ariba Supplier Risk
Supplier qualifications and disqualifications and miscellaneous supplier lifecycle processesNoYesNo
Preferred supplier managementNoYesNo
Classic supplier performance management (SPM) projectsYesYesNo

Availability of Features and Functions for Modular Questionnaires and Certificate Management

Feature or FunctionSAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (new architecture)SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and PerformanceSAP Ariba Supplier Risk
Modular questionnaire projectsYesYesYes
Certificate managementYesYesYes

Availability of Features and Functions for Supplier Risk Monitoring

Feature or FunctionSAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (new architecture)SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and PerformanceSAP Ariba Supplier Risk
Risk alertsNoNoYes
Potential risk exposureNoNoYes (base edition doesn't include corporate information about the supplier)
Risk profile enrichmentNoNoYes (not available in base edition
Control-based engagement risk assessment projectsNoNoYes
Issue managementNoNoYes
Finding managementNoNoYes

In the table above, base edition represents SAP Ariba Supplier Risk, base edition, which is an edition of SAP Ariba Supplier Risk with a selection of capabilities for customers who do not need the full offering. This edition removes Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) corporate hierarchy content from the subscription, which reduces the cost of the solution.

Availability of Features and Functions for Data Exchange with External Systems

Feature or FunctionSAP Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management (new architecture)SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and PerformanceSAP Ariba Supplier Risk
ERP integrationYesYesYes
APIsYesYesYes
Note
See the Solutions description guide for additional information on the technology features and services included with subscriptions to SAP Ariba solutions.

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