Ariba Contract Manager reviewed by an Ariba SME
December 05, 2017

Ariba Contract Manager reviewed by an Ariba SME

Adriana Paez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ariba Contract Management

It's used by the entire organization. The direct spend managers use it as a repository. Indirect spend managers use it linked to other Ariba transactions. It ensures all documentation resides within the same environment and becomes available to users. It also creates visibility to the contracts so other users can leverage existing agreements.
  • It notifies of contract expirations
  • It monitors the spend if the contract is transactable
  • It houses all documents within the same environment
  • Not very intuitive. User has to dig for information throughout the tabs.
  • Documents should have a preview button instead of us having to open each one of them each time.
  • Contracts cannot be added to existing requisitions.
  • Increased employee efficiency - less time looking for documents or lost contracts.
  • Increased visibility to auditors.
  • SAP
Ariba Contract Management is more user friendly than SAP. It does not have all the interative functionalities that Ariba has, such as the approval flows, etc. It is easier to train users to use Ariba Contract Management than it is to use SAP. Ariba is more affordable than the SAP licenses.

Well suited: when there is an executed agreement with supportind documentation, even if the spend won't be monitored through Ariba, having the contract housed in ACW will allow for auditors to easily find all required documents.

Less appropriate: if there is not a need for an executed agreement and a simple PO/SO can be used as a contract.

SAP Ariba Contract Management Feature Ratings

Contract creation
Contract templates
Contract sharing
Contract editing
Collaborating on contracts
MS Word plug-in
Approval process
Interdepartmental workflows
Contract database
Contract search
Contract milestone reminders & alerts
Custom contract reports
Tracking contract status
Compliance check