SAP Ariba Procurement

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Efficient and reliable

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SAP Ariba Procurement is the end-to-end management system used to run procurement activities worldwide. It addresses various issues such …
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SAP Ariba Procurement - Review

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Ariba is our corporate application to manage PRs and POs across the whole organization. We also use SLP, contracts and sourcing for a few …
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SAP Ariba Procurement Review at a Glance

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We are using SAP Ariba [Procurement] in capturing all the requirements and enabling easy transfer of data. It has helped us a lot in …
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SAP Ariba from a supplier's perspective

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We're a supplier on the SAP Ariba network. We work with a large number of clients to provide them with custom product catalogues and the …
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SAP Ariba Review

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SAP Ariba is Ventia's primary procurement platform for all standard procurement requirements: from Source to Contract, through to Procure …
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Simple and User Friendly!

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SAP Ariba Procurement is being used by our organization's billing department to upload our customer invoices so that they can pay them. It …
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What is SAP Ariba Procurement?

SAP Ariba's Procurement capabilities are to provide innovations in guided buying and spot buy, plus supplier and catalog enablement, and integration with Ariba Network – which the vendor states is more than 4.6 million connected companies strong and growing.

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What is SAP Ariba Procurement?

SAP Ariba creates connections between a business and its suppliers and targeted solution providers, in order to redefine how users communicate, collaborate, and get work done.

SAP Ariba spend management solutions are designed to help users tie together processes and incorporate comprehensive transaction data to deliver efficiency, accuracy, and control from source to pay.

The vendor states that with SAP Ariba as a partner to create and integrate supplier management, strategic sourcing, procurement, and financial supply chain management processes, users can:

  1. Ensure negotiated savings reach the bottom line
  2. Guide employees to buy from the right suppliers at the right prices
  3. Manage cost accounting and payments

SAP Ariba aims to contribute to a unified view of spending by connecting data from across the source-to-pay process for direct and indirect materials.

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What is Ariba Network? And why should your company be a part of it? When organizations face disruption, they rely on procurement to adapt. Whether sales are soaring or demand is down, procurement is critical to your company’s response. Why? Because procurement sits at the cen...
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Deployment TypesSaaS
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Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesAriba Network operates in more than 190 countries
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Romanian, Finnish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Thai.

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What is SAP Ariba Procurement?

SAP Ariba's Procurement capabilities are to provide innovations in guided buying and spot buy, plus supplier and catalog enablement, and integration with Ariba Network – which the vendor states is more than 4.6 million connected companies strong and growing.

What is SAP Ariba Procurement's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses SAP Ariba Procurement?

The most common users of SAP Ariba Procurement are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Tyler Curley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Ariba is being used to provide better insight and spending habits within the company. We are a large company that can have a lot of leverage if we negotiate from multiple departments rather than all individually trying our luck with vendors. Ariba puts all of these contracts and vendors in one place to ensure the best and most up to date pricing.
  • Consolidates spending to trusted partners
  • Ensures best prices
  • Eliminates duplicitous efforts by multiple departments
  • Tough to navigate at first
  • Not always intuitive
  • Not the most adaptable to all business needs
[SAP] Ariba [Procurement] is being used to provide better insight and spending habits within the company. We are a large company that can have a lot of leverage if we negotiate from multiple departments rather than all individually trying our luck with vendors. [SAP] Ariba [Procurement] puts all of these contracts and vendors in one place to ensure the best and most up to date pricing.
Score 4 out of 10
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SAP Ariba was implemented as part of a regional-to-global procurement policy and management strategy. The organization bought the entire suite of modules initially focused on source-to-contract and in the process of focusing on the procure-to-pay as the organization also is involved in a multi-billion dollar merger and decisions on final ERP systems and other integrated technology services.
  • SAP Ariba does a great job marketing and selling their solutions.
  • SAP Ariba produces [a lot of] presentations and documentation about their products.
  • SAP Ariba Support does a great job of passing you around to others when you need help.
  • SAP Ariba Support is very efficient and closes tickets quickly.
  • SAP Ariba needs to focus on solving problems as opposed to closing support tickets.
  • SAP Ariba Support needs to provide a more customer-focused approach to understanding what the underlying issue as compared to what is reported.
  • SAP Ariba documentation needs to provide real-world details on how solutions can be accomplished as opposed to only providing step-by-step procedures describing the experience in the software.
  • SAP Ariba should provide some oversight to implementation partners, especially when a ton of money is spent to produce a so-called "working" system when it is only stood up and needs an immense amount of configuration changes to support the requirements.
SAP Ariba's cloud-based system has a great deal of flexibility based upon documentation. However, there are system limitations based upon a complex framework that probably suits a large majority of customers. However, when a solution requires unique flexibility, our implementation partner did not know how to configure SAP Ariba to get it done. And since the implementation partner left, we had to learn those limitations ourselves as we continue to work through what our business requirements are.
Score 8 out of 10
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We went from using PeopleSoft to using SAP Ariba for our purchasing of items we used on the manufacturing floor. SAP Ariba made it easy to find the items that were needed in the catalog and have pictures to verify it was what I was looking for. For items that were bought frequently, there is an option to save items into a folder to find them easily without having to relook up the item as well which made the process much more efficient than previously with PeopleSoft.
  • Saves items into a folder.
  • Pictures to verify item.
  • Ease of filtering what is being looked for.
  • User friendly site.
  • Being able to purchase everything in the cart at once instead of individually. May have been a company setting.
  • Not kicking back to SAP after each purchase and having to go back into Ariba.
it is great for procurement of items and having everything accessible in one catalog that is easy to use for anyone. It can be used for any environment from the office to manufacturing or warehousing.
Kamal Chauhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It's used in the procurement department; we can create POs, invoices, followups, and different tasks related to procurement. It is the best modern solution in procurement. The landing pages are very user friendly so that we can operate it easily. It is the main platform where our procurement department does all its operational tasks.
  • LPO creation--creating LPOs is very easy and all the data appear on one page
  • Tracking all the details for requests and new inquiries
  • Booking the invoice and delivery schedule is easy and can be updated
  • It can be bit difficult for a beginner.
  • It should have more hovering helping tools that describe an icon when we put the cursor on it.
  • There should be more options to create or generate any PO. On the home page there should be an option to see reports automatically without customization or entering any data.
SAP Ariba Procurement has the best way to describe any items specifically and wide options to tell about each item. It has a good reporting tool where we can find all kinds of reports based on different categories and keywords. Invoicing is a bit tough as a task and to understand; it can be improved.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are a vendor and use the SAP Ariba Procurement system to get paid for event reservation invoices
  • accessing payables
  • tracking invoice status
  • slow load time
SAP Ariba Procurement is well suited for vendor use, we can track our invoices and payments, see direct deposit dates, contact the company if there are any issues
Score 7 out of 10
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Bradken is using Ariba procurement at the request of our customers. This could include RFQs, Tenders, P/O submission, Shipping notices, invoicing. It is mainly used in Australia across our Sales and Order Fulfillments teams. However more customers outside of Australia are now onboarding to Ariba.
  • Order management
  • Payment advice
  • Account hierarchy overview of customers and users
  • Account management and training - our Account manager has been fantastic
  • Global structure. Ability to have 1 user account that can go across multiple ANIDs
Well suited for B2B transactions - particularly order management. Invoicing is less suited and time consuming.
Johan Henning | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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At Kuwait Steel, SAP Ariba Procurement is used for all sourcing activities across the company. Currently the upstream SAP Ariba Procurement modules (e.g., supplier management, sourcing, contracting and commerce automation) are used to automate and digitize our source-to-settle process.

Ariba is seamlessly integrating to our SAP ECC environment, where purchasing (purchase order placement) is done as well as where goods are received and vendors are paid. All fully integrated and automated.
  • Process automation
  • Create transparency in the sourcing process
  • Collaboration within the company and with suppliers
  • Dealing with discounts
  • Savings should be calculated on net price, not extended price
  • Contracts are created in ECC, since direct contracts with material code cannot be created in SAP Ariba Procurement
SAP Ariba Procurement is well suited for local material purchases.

Import purchases with all the INCO terms (e.g., freight, documentation, insurance, etc.). SAP Ariba Procurement needs to be developed further--some of these costs are for the shipment and cannot be attributed to each line item.
Score 8 out of 10
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SAP Ariba Procurement functions as a platform to manage inbound purchase orders and invoice against those orders. We are also increasingly asked to respond to tenders via SAP Ariba. Our clients typically decide when they are ready to start transacting via Ariba, and we take that opportunity to deliver additional value by offering extensive catalogue options including CIF and PunchOut. This provides additional functionality like integrated vendor configuration tools, real time pricing and reporting - all available via the customer's Ariba environment.
  • SAP Ariba provides extensive Order Routing options that allow us to manage inbound data flow and troubleshoot any issues without having to bother our customers
  • SAP Ariba enables us to easily add additional lines of business to an existing relationship
  • SAP Ariba is an end-to-end collaboration solution from a supplier point of view, providing quote or catalogue data to the client, purchase orders back to us, and order confirmation and invoicing back to the client
  • As suppliers, we have a single point of contact at Ariba who assists us to drive value with the client. This partnership is unique in Australia, no other platform offers this.
  • Anyone can register a Supplier account. This has caused significant frustrations and confusion over the years, especially when integrating with clients or responding to tenders that are submitted to rogue accounts.
  • SAP Ariba allows our clients to build extrinsic fields in the cXML that require additional mapping. A much closer adherence to the cXML standard would provide much simpler and robust integrations.
  • Technical support from Ariba is split between the Supplier and Buyer side, resulting in painful situations when trying to resolve issues together with clients. We would really like to see a single point of contact that all stakeholders can work with (i.e. an Ariba technical contact, the client and the supplier working together to resolve a problem)
SAP Ariba Procurement is very well suited to large organisations that are willing to adopt the full Ariba ecosystem. It is less suited to companies that simply want to re-create what they already have under a different name. We have experienced both scenarios and note that clients who use Ariba from Requisition to Invoice with standard data are the most successful. Clients that have to retrofit (or even integrate a different ERP) seem to have significant challenges that also affect us as suppliers.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use it across the whole organization to automate the purchasing process and the relationship with our suppliers and our logistics operator. SAP Ariba Procurement has enabled us to significantly reduce the time spent on creating and tracking purchase orders and errors in invoicing. We have also been able to have online information on the status of our orders and the exact dates of arrival at our facilities, which has allowed us to better plan our production lines.
  • Easy and fast integration with ERP
  • Provides the supplier with clear information on changes to purchase orders
  • Allows bulk confirmation of delivery dates
  • The purchase order history is visible to us and to the supplier, which eliminates order discrepancies
  • We have the delivery date and tracking number updated at all times
  • Invoices are automatically uploaded and approved in our ERP
It is suitable for both direct and indirect material purchasing. For direct material, it is suitable for purchasing against stock, subcontracting, and consignment management. For indirect material, the only limitation is the invoicing plans. It is not suitable for purchase orders with invoicing milestones independent of hardware delivery.
August 13, 2021

Efficient and reliable

Score 10 out of 10
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SAP Ariba Procurement is the end-to-end management system used to run procurement activities worldwide. It addresses various issues such as a sourcing, strategic reporting, governance and competitive bidding, contractual management, and, most important, friendly and fast responses to business needs.
  • Supplier sourcing
  • Automation of procurement process
  • Competitive bidding through e-auctions and e-RfX
  • Collaborative procurement process
  • Better look and feel
  • More friendly integration with other business systems in place
  • Customization
SAP Ariba works particularly well if the system is implemented end-to-end, Procure to Pay

It helps for large-scale organizations that have a spread of geographies and categories to manage.

It is less suitable, in my opinion, for smaller businesses concentrated in one location.
Score 9 out of 10
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Ariba is our corporate application to manage PRs and POs across the whole organization. We also use SLP, contracts and sourcing for a few departaments or specific purchases.It provides us with a complete vision of the purchase cycle of each need of the organization. From the request to the posting of the invoice. Control and analysis of suppliers
  • purchase document traceability
  • analysis and management of historical data
  • Quick interaction with the provider
  • suppliers support
  • information for suppliers onboarding
It´s a great app to control the purchase cycle in your company, get data and process it to improve the internal procedure. It helps to generate a standard for some types of purchases and greatly streamlines the billing process.
It´s not fully recommended when many configuration modifications are needed to adapt your structure and the way you shop
Score 7 out of 10
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We are actually using SAP Ariba Procurement within our whole organization as our main central purchasing platform. With this, our users can purchase materials and services for all most all their needs.
  • User Experience
  • Approval processes
  • Integration with SAP ERP landscape (R/3, S/4)
  • SAP Data Modell and Master Data integration
  • Service Management (reported time, invoicing)
If you are ready to adapt your processes and organization to the SAP Ariba Procurement Standards, then you may consider using it and generate added value for your company.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using SAP Ariba [Procurement] in capturing all the requirements and enabling easy transfer of data. It has helped us a lot in providing scalability and transparency in supplier risk and management. We are using it in our department to cater [to] daily P2P needs in our organization.
  • Record tracking is very easy
  • Seamless transactions of approvables with live updates working like online shopping
  • Highly scalable and user friendly
  • Integration is a bit tricky
  • User interface needs to be improved
It is well suited for daily P2P procurements, vendor management, contract management, invoice updates, and comes with a powerful engine with awesome support. Integration with [a] complex system is a bit tough.
MANOJ DHUME | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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My Client is using Ariba for Non Productive Procurement. This is a mixed model where Purchase Requests are created in ECC and then transferred to Ariba Procurement for further processing. I do not see any important business advantage as the organization is not benefitting from Ariba Procurement functionalities like Quote to Order/Spot Buy or Guided Buying. Buyers are typically choosing their long-lasting suppliers. The actual purpose of implementing Ariba Procurement is not getting leveraged.
  • Ariba Catalogues are excellent. The Supplier maintains the catalogues and buyer can directly use it. That really speeds up the procurement process.
  • Collaborative approach on Ariba Network gives integrated & seamless supply chain approach.
  • Procurement & its integration with financial supply chain houses makes it easy for the supplier to maintain the cash flow.
  • Minimal errors on incoming invoices because of tight integration with Supplier.
  • Supplier onboarding is very easy & fast as all the required training is already available based on supplier account type.
  • First, I do not digest the concept of two cloud systems. SAP, on one hand, is selling S/4HANA as a cloud product and asking to buy Ariba products to integrate with suppliers in Cloud. Ideally, ERP in Cloud should have native integration with E-Commerce networks. It should work as I am emailing from Gmail to Hotmail or sharing from WhatsApp to Facebook.
  • Ariba Procurement & its integration with ERP are still not so easy. SAP ECC looks very strong and robust in front of SAP Ariba Procurement. The integration is very limited and does not allow [us] to use all the functionalities from ECC. (Some examples: Serial Number Management, Manufacturer's Part Number, Integration with Quality Management is also very limited.
  • The degradation of Ariba Productive system affects heavily on day-to-day business.
  • The integration of Ariba Procurement to ERP is not redundant. I am still not comfortable that the Purchase Order created in Ariba is created again in ECC system as a reference document. This does not seem to be a seamless integration. The PO created in Ariba should make GR in ECC directly. This is my expectation when we say seamless integrations
From a technical integration point of view, Ariba Procurement does well with Native Ariba Products.
Ariba Procurement is still not doing well when it is integrated to inbound ERP systems. The Cloud Integration Gateway is still not a matured product and we need to compromise on functionalities.

Compliance Management can be incorporated in Ariba Procurement as per requirements. This is really a good functionality. However, cost is a real issue for Ariba. Ariba Procurement is okay as long as you purchase products. It is still not a good solution for service procurement. Configurable services and Service Catalogues/Model Services are still not available in the Ariba Procurement Solution. Ariba Procurement is still not able to handle industry specific scenarios from ERP. (Like Hydrocarbon, Pharma, Food, Dairy etc.)

SOPT BUY is awesome tool however; companies prefer "Buy on Behalf" approach as it is cheaper.
Arnaud Collonnier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use SAP Ariba to connect with our customers, loading PunchOut or CIF Catalogs, receiving Purchase Orders and sending Order Confirmation, Shipping Notices and Invoices.
  • Supplier Onboarding
  • Catalog Management
  • PO/INV transmission flexibility
  • Speed of the Supplier Portal
  • PDF OCR in standard for Invoices of all customers
It is a pleasure onboarding new customers onto the SAP Ariba platform thanks to the flexibility of the platform and the constant support of the SAP experts.
Score 10 out of 10
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We're a supplier on the SAP Ariba network. We work with a large number of clients to provide them with custom product catalogues and the exchange of documents such as purchase orders, order confirmations and invoices. The primary departments that make use of it are E-Commerce, IT and Finance. It provides a uniform and unified platform for us to integrate with multiple clients in a much more streamlined way than if we were to work with each individually.
  • Customer Service. We have an incredible team that look after us.
  • Listening. The team are receptive to ideas of how to improve the network and these ideas are often implemented.
  • Standards. Providing a uniform set of rules enables us to onboard and engage quickly.
  • Speed of movement. It's a large organisation and sometimes change can be slow.
  • Knowledge in front line support is often very sporadic and luck of the draw.
SAP Ariba is the market leader in my opinion. They're not perfect, but are certainly the best to work with from my perspective.
February 04, 2021

SAP Ariba Review

Score 8 out of 10
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SAP Ariba is Ventia's primary procurement platform for all standard procurement requirements: from Source to Contract, through to Procure to Pay. It delivers a simple to use user interface which promotes good procurement processes to ensure suppliers are paid on time.
  • Ensures PO's are transmitted to suppliers, so they are aware of what they are being engaged for, how much value they have been provided and providing them a direct link back to the person responsible for the PO and for ensuring their invoice is paid.
  • Provides an easy to use interface for end-users who may have limited knowledge of what's required in a good quality PO. Most administrative fields are pre-populated, leaving only a few fields to populate in order to create a PO. This coupled with the ability to search for items through online catalogues helps remove the reluctance to create PO's upfront.
  • Allows suppliers to submit their invoices directly in the companies payment system with minimal effort, requiring only the end user to acknowledge the receipt of goods/services delivered before an invoice is ready for payment. This eliminates the need to chase outstanding invoices after they've already fallen overdue. Providing suppliers with a real time status of their current PO's and Invoices is also a real advantage for suppliers, allowing them to proactively address any issues before and invoice becomes overdue.
  • Ariba Connect Support - with the exception of the few, the general responses from a Support Request has the engineer repeat the issue at hand with the first response, request for additional examples on the second, then attempt to close the ticket with the third, citing that the system behaviour is OOTB or 'as designed'. No real investigation is undertaken until there has been multiple responses, or the SR has been escalated to an specialist engineer.
  • Ariba should have better functionality for a supplier to route PO's to specific branches (different email addresses) within their organisation without the need for a full integration or through the use of email routing rules.
  • Provide a more thorough process when a supplier upgrades from a Standard to Enterprise account. Currently suppliers are misled into upgrading to an enterprise account without any formal confirmation from Ariba to ensure that the supplier understands why, or even that they upgrading. This, coupled with the only option to pay outstanding invoices to downgrade, discredits Ariba and the Buyers reputation in the marketplace, and introduces significant P2P implications if re-enabling the supplier through a new account is undertaken as a work round.
Ariba is best suited to an organisation who does not have a dedicated professional procurement team creating PO's on behalf of end-users. More specialised procurement (PM and MRP) can still be better managed through SAP directly.
Score 6 out of 10
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SAP Ariba Procurement is being used by our organization's billing department to upload our customer invoices so that they can pay them. It is a great tool that allows us to upload our invoices and have the customer be able to immediately view and pay them. It gives us direct contact with the customer so that invoices on SAP Ariba Procurement can be viewed by both parties and it allows us to track what invoices are missing and need to be uploaded.
  • Track invoices
  • Submitting invoices to the customer is easy and simple
  • Managing customers and invoices is a simple process
  • Adding a customer to our list is a bit tricky
  • The trading partner relationship request emails often get lost
  • Having the add button for a customer instead of a trading partner relationship email would be much better
SAP Ariba Procurement is well suited for us to upload invoices for the customer to view. When it is time to pay the invoice, it is a little less appropriate for paying invoices because it clashes with our traditional collection method. It causes a lot of confusion for our collection team when a customer tries to pay an invoice on SAP Ariba Procurement since we do not offer that method of payment currently.
Gary George | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SAP Ariba is deployed across our global organisation to receive purchase orders and for the majority of clients submit their invoices. There are also numerous punchout and cif catalogues that allow for seamless ordering either directly from the clients Buyer platform or by navigating around ours, building a basket of goods and executing an order automatically.
  • Repository for all transactional documents
  • Simplistic user interface making it easy to navigate
  • Flexible configuration for multiple clients
  • Good security controls
  • Built to manage global transactions
  • Limited routing options for different departments or systems
  • Reporting is sub par for a supplier
  • Multiple account manager for a user needs reviewing
  • Little coordination between the supplier and buyer when launching global enablements
  • Experienced suppliers sometimes know the process better than the enablement team
  • Little ability to test punchout processes without the client
Although SAP Ariba supplier platform has its faults, the overall process and management of the documents and notifications on the platform make it an absolute essential tool to a supplier. Added to that the Discovery option where suppliers have the ability to build their revenue by responding to RFPs that are published matching their organisations capabilities seems like a winner. Tapping into a vast network can only bring good things to any supplier.
December 13, 2020

SAP ARIBA - friendly user

Małgorzata Nitecka-Kubicka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We joined Ariba’s Procure to Pay solution for the Direct PO and Indirect Requisitioning process. Employees in the US and UK, PL, France are already using Ariba, they are benefiting from improved service delivery, process standardization and simplification, as well as increased compliance.
  • Streamlined Invoice approval process.
  • Automatic document exchange for Ariba Network Enabled suppliers.
  • Streamlined and simplified Purchase Requisition and Invoice approval process
  • New system for creating Indirect Purchase Requisitions – SAP will no longer be used for that process - simplification
  • New system for Indirect Goods Receipt – SAP will no longer be used for that process - simplification
  • Generally this is not an issue with ARIBA, however this is difficult for smaller business to join ARIBA (costs) and the process is not that effective as can be. IN fact there are two way of working with and without the ARIBA
  • If there is a wrong information the invoice will not migrated to the payment system.
  • Sometimes there are issues with the invoices when they get submitted by the customers, which cause delay in getting them paid.
  • At first but only at first it can be hard to navigate the system and get everything set up.

SAP Ariba [Procurement] offers a portfolio that enables source-to-settle digital transformation for buyers and sell-to-settle digital transformation for suppliers. Here are the main scenarios we are using ARIBA
Supplier Management
Strategic Sourcing
Direct Spend Solution
Integration Solutions
Services for Buyers
Score 9 out of 10
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For all our orders and invoicing we use SAP Ariba for all goods that we do purchase. It gives us a clear overview or insight of all our orders and invoices in the past so all our past orders are being tracked. It has assisted us to digitize things with all our suppliers. Managing budgets, supplies, processes, approvals, and payments is now an easy task with SAP Ariba.
  • Easy to track invoice progress.
  • Great tool for managing expenses with suppliers.
  • It provides easy access form anywhere at anytime.
  • User friendly and intuitive UI.
  • The continuous change in fee structure is what we dislike as we have to inform sellers of the changes.
Struggling with manual processing of invoices and orders, then SAP Ariba is the tool for you. I highly recommend the software for organizations looking for a smooth running of all orders and invoices. It is well suited for organizations looking to connect with global suppliers as it gives them a chance for growth.
Peter Janosik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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SAP Ariba Procurement is used at a global corporate level to manage the purchasing process, from requisitioning all the way to invoicing. It's set up across two ERP systems in a suite integrated solution with a generic and an SAP variant. The business problems it helps us address are purchasing request approvals, three-way-match compliance, no-PO no-pay policy enforcement, and e-commerce invoice automation.
  • Document approvals engine: It's possible to set up approval flows for all document kinds as requisitions or invoices. The approval process designer is robust and mature solution--you can design approval flows without an IT team. Approving is also possible from email, mobile app, or using API.
  • Guided Buying: The procurement team can give guidance to requestors on how to buy what. Helps to go away from tribal knowledge. You can suggest preferred suppliers or catalogs for the requestors to use.
  • Easy integration with Ariba Network is a strong point for SAP Ariba Procurement. You can easily exchange the documents from your SAP Ariba Procurement with your suppliers.
  • Release stability/Insufficient testing: We have observed a few times that after SAP Ariba Procurement has a quarterly functional or monthly service pack release, the changes will cause functionality to break down or stop working.
  • Aging UI: the traditional SAP Ariba Procurement user interface is aging and not very friendly for casual users. To create purchase requisitions, it requires many fields and lots of clicks. The new guided buying is trying to address and simplify that but it doesn't yet have all the functionalities of the traditional UI.
It's great for indirect spend--non-production goods and services.
I think it's less appropriate for production materials where you have a large number of PO lines and frequent PO changes. With that, the user can become limited by the UI.
Score 9 out of 10
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We've used SAP Ariba for 3 years for sourcing strategies.
At this moment we are deploying SAP SLP for our department of vendor management, and for another business entity we have SAP CML for core banking.

  • The user experience is very friendly even for those who are not involved with technology.
  • Our bidding processes are very clear for the vendors, because it permits send their quotations in real time.
  • The configuration of our events is very easy to handle, it's important for us because sometimes we must to publish in a very short period of time.
  • Support for our vendors in order to help them to incidences that they present during the events, especially in auctions.
  • As we are located in Mexico City, sometimes it's difficult for us contact the support area because the telephone numbers are foreign, besides, the communication it's sometimes in English, not all the team can talk in this language.
  • According to the registration process that the partner established in the manual, it isn't easy for the suppliers following the instructions, we have [had] several problems with this. We believe that [it] is not clear to fill out the requirements that we ask so this complicates the events.
Is well suited for RFI´s, RFP´s and Auctions because for the buyers it is easy to use.
Is less appropriate for the suppliers' experience. For buyers it's complicate[d] to help them because we don't know the functions that the system provide for suppliers. It's a blind spot for us.
Score 10 out of 10
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SAP Ariba Procurement is fairly easy to use and navigate and provides a one-stop SAP for our procurement needs.
What I like most is that you can follow a job, from purchase order to invoice, in one place. You get notified when a purchase order has been entered or changed, and you can go in and submit your invoice against the PO once the job is done. You can also track the invoice's progress through the system on its way to payment. What I like least about this software is that if you make a mistake, it can take some time to get it corrected in the system, sometimes taking away precious time in getting paid for a job.
  • Flexible piece of software for managing spending with vendors
  • It has a lot of features that can be customized
  • Email notifications where they send you alerts for leads/ RFPs
  • Generic when it comes to specifications
  • Does not offer that much opportunity for individual processes
  • Support is really hard to get when we can't navigate to something
It's an excellent tool to key invoices in less than five minutes, which is great for the collection team. It also has features to track the invoice status and avoid payment delay.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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SAP Ariba Procurement is being used together with our ERP system, Infor LN, across most of the organization and provides a great overview for spending, invoices, and trading with customers and suppliers. It's giving some flexibility that is especially important in these times, being an online tool and being able to access it from everywhere with ease.
  • In general, user-friendly and easy to access.
  • Have to mention SaaS when mentioning "easy to access."
  • Giving a great overview for the business.
  • Easy to upscale for new and existing offices.
  • There is a bit of a learning curve before you get the easy to use feeling.
  • Missing out on few add-ins etc.
  • Can be hard to find information about the application (KB).
SAP Ariba Procurement is great to have in larger organizations where you want a great overview and maybe use some of the other SAP products on the market. SAP gives a good option to be in control over what vendors and suppliers you have and manage them properly. I'm not sure smaller companies would be benefiting as much especially due to the cost of the software. But it makes sense if you have a great portfolio of vendors, etc.