Describing the SAP Ariba Discovery Functionality


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the functionality of SAP Ariba Discovery

SAP Ariba Discovery Functionality

This lesson will help you understand what SAP Ariba Discovery is and the benefits it offers.

About SAP Ariba Discovery

Suppliers on SAP Business Network have access to a free SAP Ariba Discovery account. SAP Ariba Discovery connects buyers that are looking for products and services with sellers who provide them.

Here's how it works:

  • Buyers on SAP Business Network use SAP Ariba Discovery to find new suppliers for products and services they need by creating a posting describing what they're looking for.
  • A supplier's company is automatically matched with buyers who are looking for the products and services on their company profile.
  • Buyer postings that match a supplier company profile will be delivered to the supplier, where they can decide whether to respond or not.

SAP Ariba Discovery for Buyers

SAP Ariba Discovery for Buyers provides a low-cost way to increase your potential supplier base, reduce the cost of acquiring and managing suppliers, and increase competition among suppliers.

Creating a posting is free and takes only five minutes. SAP Ariba Discovery will match you to quality suppliers that meet your needs. Matched suppliers will respond to you securely on SAP Ariba Discovery.

You will often get supplier quotes in hours, not days or weeks. SAP Ariba Discovery provides comprehensive supplier profile information and the ability to interact in real-time with suppliers you are interested in, helping you to make the right decision fast. Quickly compare qualified suppliers, then create a shortlist or award business.

With SAP Ariba Discovery, you can make sure you get the most competitive pricing from your supplier base.

SAP Ariba Discovery for Suppliers

As a seller on SAP Ariba Discovery, you create a company profile that details the capabilities of your business, including products and services provided and the locations you serve.

If the capabilities of your company match a buyer’s project requirements, SAP Ariba Discovery displays the business opportunity on your Leads Dashboard. You can then choose to respond to your matched postings.

Buyers will review all the responses they receive and notify you when they make a decision.

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