Summarizing SAP Ariba Supplier Management Benefits


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SAP Ariba Supplier Management Benefits

Key Benefits of SAP Ariba Supplier Management Solutions

The SAP Ariba Supplier Management portfolio helps you proactively and strategically manage supplier lifecycles, performance, and risk within the context of your source-to-pay process. With SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance, buyers can manage suppliers based on specific parameters by using a single, up-to-date supplier record with information maintained by suppliers. SAP Ariba Supplier Risk helps buyers make smarter, safer risk decisions by making due diligence part of the procurement process. When your buyers are well-informed, they can make decisions that prevent supply chain disruptions.

SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance allows you to:

  • Scale compliance across your organization by integrating supplier onboarding, qualification, and segmentation with other procurement processes
  • Customize supplier management processes based on category, location, and business unit
  • Keep supplier data current through bidirectional synchronization between SAP Ariba and SAP ERP systems and self-service supplier information management in the cloud
  • Drive spend to preferred suppliers through end-to-end visibility across SAP Ariba applications

SAP Ariba Supplier Risk helps you:

  • Gain deeper insight into risk through continuous, personalized risk scoring and monitoring of your supply base
  • Segment suppliers based on risk exposure for focused due diligence
  • Improve compliance through third-party risk assessments for each supplier engagement while reducing the assessment cycle time
  • Deliver business, environmental, and social impact with customizable processes and controls for responsible supplier selection, onboarding, and contracting

Sustainable Supplier Management

Managing suppliers and supplier risk is a critical part of driving sustainability throughout your source-to-pay process. You can ensure a sustainable supply chain by using SAP Ariba Supplier Management functionality to:

  • Collect and maintain certificates and sustainability data from suppliers throughout onboarding and qualification processes
  • Mitigate supplier risk with ongoing monitoring and process tools, plus options to enhance risk scores with information from Made in a Free World (FRDM), EcoVadis, and custom external data providers
  • Protect human rights while complying with supply chain due diligence acts by importing suppliers’ human rights self-assessment responses from SAP Business Network

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