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Ariba Procurement

Ariba is well suited for all indirect types of spending.For direct spend, however, such as logistics, Ariba Procurement does not offer enough of the required fields. It seems that Ariba Procurement cannot offer solutions to match the complexities of the direct spend or the solutions offered require customization, which can be costly. The SAP support is very costly.
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PeopleSoft eProcurement

Large organizations can benefit much more than smaller businesses. This is especially true with a centralized finance/purchasing department for a multi-location, statewide, or nationwide company as it streamlines the process to order and deliver where the request originated from. Requesting purchase on the fly or as needed make ePro and excellent choice both for management or front line staff. Having preferred vendors and vendor codes established in your organization make using eProcurement much easier for record keeping.
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Pros

  • Ariba Procurement consolidates the Procure to Pay process
  • Ariba Procurement provides great spend visibility
  • Ariba Procurement has good reporting features and is user-friendly enough that end-users can run reports and exports these reports to Excel
  • Ariba Procurement allows vendors to enter their own invoices.
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  • Punching out to vendors' websites - this is a significant strength as it allows users to have the shopping experience within the ordering process while remaining "in" PeopleSoft
  • Approval Process - the approval process for ePro is robust and configurable enough to meet our organization's approval requirements
  • Options - the ePro options are many and the ability to configure those options allows for the requisitioning process to fit the needs of our organization instead of the other way around
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Cons

  • Ariba Procurement could be more user-friendly. Currently, it requires at least 1-hour to train external users to enter their own invoices in the system.
  • Ariba Procurement could improve on the eSourcing module, making it simpler for suppliers to gain access and participate in the events.
  • Ariba Procurement could improve the SAP > Ariba communication. Certain actions done in SAP are not communicated back to Ariba.
  • The Credit Memo process could improve. When credits are created (CM-CWT) they are reflected in Ariba, but SAP does not fund the actual order.
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  • I would like to get email notifications when the order has been processed.
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Usability

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I am aware of better systems, but this is what the employer I work for has to offer. Overall, there are fewer negatives than positives so I would support the usability. New staff members can quickly obtain access and go through a 5-10 minute training video that we build in house. The speed at which someone can become a proficient user speaks to the usability of ePro.
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Alternatives Considered

Ariba is a cloud-based sourcing and procurement system. It supports strategic solutions such as a request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP), and request for quotation (RFQ) as well as e-auction services. A cloud-based spend management software solution designed to help companies control spending and achieve goals. Precoro is a customization and simple spend and supplier relationship management software which provides purchase-to-pay and spend analytics for SMBs. It helps in selection and ordering, purchase order approval and delivery and billing.
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PeopleSoft is a straight forward system that allows greater customization and communicates better with the rest of the organization's business tools. Concur is a "newer" system with a better user interface, but has proven to provide an even slower processing speed due to the numerous hierarchical approval settings. For this reason, Concur is only used for travel and expense purposes rather than invoicing or purchasing.
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Return on Investment

  • Ariba Procurement had a very positive impact on spend visibility and reporting capabilities.
  • Ariba Procurement helps the business stay in compliance because it can track its users' release monetary authority and roles.
  • Ariba Procurement had a positive impact on audit capability, as all supporting documents, contracts, approvals, comments, invoices, etc., can be found within the system.
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  • I feel that it is streamlined and makes placing orders easy.
  • All connected orders to budget. Helps me keep track of spending.
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Pricing Details

Ariba Procurement

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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PeopleSoft eProcurement

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details