Procurement Excellence

Procurement Excellence

Procurement Excellence in a Networked Economy Today’s procurement professionals are bombarded with increasingly complex challenges. They need to manage global supply risk and protect profitability – despite volatile pricing in many supply markets – and contribute new innovations to the business. These are just a few examples of the imperatives they face.

Sourcing and Contract Management

Reduce risk and cost through increased savings opportunities, sourcing efficiency, and contract and supplier compliance
Manage your entire analyze-to-contract process with an integrated suite of cloud-based strategic sourcing and supplier management solutions from Ariba, an SAP company. Operational Contract Management and Source Assignment will be provided by SAP S/4HANA. Use these solutions to provide a best-in-class platform for driving significant sourcing savings, effectively managing contracts, and collaborating more efficiently with suppliers – all while helping ensure compliance.

Operational Procurement

Improve operational efficiency and source determination for direct and indirect materials
Solutions from SAP can help companies manage the procurement of direct material, indirect materials and services. By using functionality for self-service procurement, catalog management, plan-driven procurement, services procurement, and order collaboration, companies can effectively manage spending across the organization for all spend categories. Intuitive and familiar user interfaces for shopping cart and catalog streamlines the purchase of goods and services and improves user adoption.

Supplier Management

Reduce costs and increase savings opportunities and sourcing efficiency using a global business network.
Manage your external sourcing processes using cloud-based supplier management solutions from SAP that seamlessly integrate with your core business management application. Drive significant sourcing savings using a first-class supplier management platform and a global business network. Collaborate more efficiently with suppliers with our integrated, cloud-based solutions.

Inventory and Basic
Warehouse Management

Optimize goods movement for more efficient warehouse operations.
Improve inventory and warehouse management with SAP solutions. Efficiently manage procurement with self-service, catalog-based, or plan-driven functions, as well as order processing and analytics. Simplify purchasing with intuitive interfaces and managed catalogs. Use automated procurement functions that integrate real-time data from manufacturing planning, plant maintenance, inventory and other ERP processes. Our solutions integrate with invoice management for even greater efficiency.

Workforce Management

Streamline how you find, source, and manage flexible workers with external workforce management.
Transform the entire process of procuring and managing flexible workers with SAP Fieldglass solutions. Engage these resources to access critical skills, scale up and down to meet demand, and accelerate business outcomes. Gain visibility into this key labor segment to maximize cost savings, improve worker and supplier quality, and enforce compliance.


Manage services procurement spend, drive cost savings, and streamline statement of work engagements.
Streamline vendor selection, sourcing negotiation, performance measurement, and invoicing with solutions for services procurement from SAP. Tighten your management of the 30-60% of total spend that services typically accounts for. Identify preferred vendors, control maverick spending, track schedules and deliverables, and use in-depth reporting.

Invoice and Payables Management

Integrate management for invoice processing and accounts payables.
Simplify processes for collecting and checking invoices, verifying them against preconfigured business rules, and handling exceptions with SAP solutions for invoice and payables management. Our software automates data extraction and streamlines invoice management, helping to eliminate data entry errors and duplicate invoices. You can record and manage accounts payable data, support standard payment methods, and adapt payment formats to country-specific rules and regulations.

Procurement Analytics

Gain up-to-the-minute insights with real-time purchasing reporting and procurement analytics
Improve your position in the market and bottom line with procurement analytics solutions from SAP. With SAP software, you can:
Obtain real-time insights into supplier spend, evaluations and scores, and contracts
Use embedded analytics in transactional processing
Monitor critical business situations through real-time key performance indicators
Spot gaps in suppliers’ performance and act immediately to prevent the loss of business opportunities as well as drive customer loyalty

Supplier Collaboration

Find and collaborate with suppliers on opportunities and transactions, and strengthen relationships.
Manage the entire source-to-settle cycle by effectively collaborating with business suppliers and partners. Build a collaborative and ethical supplychain while you find new savings opportunities, control spending, and comply withcorporate and tax policies. Achieve procurement transformation goals and boost overall stakeholder satisfaction.

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