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Procure-to-Pay and Business Network Solutions

Automate collaboration and foster compliant purchasing

Use solutions for procurement and order collaboration from SAP and Ariba to realize savings with user-friendly self-service procurement. Keep procurement of goods and services both compliant and plan-driven. Collaborate on purchase orders, and manage catalogs and invoice-related transactions more efficiently. Implement sound purchasing processes by spend category, and help ensure smooth order transmission.

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Solution Capabilities

Explore the capabilities of our procure-to-pay and business network solutions:

Direct Procurement

Improve operational efficiency and source determination for direct materials

Solutions from SAP and Ariba, an SAP company, standardize and automate processes for planned materials, including daily requisitioning, spot sourcing, contract releases, and purchaser-order creation. Plan-driven procurement allows customers to bring more diverse spend under management for better contract compliance, increased cost savings, and better visibility for strategic sourcing. Buyers can negotiate for and capture significant savings during sourcing and contract cycles.

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Self-Service Procurement

Intuitive and familiar user interface for employees to purchase the goods and services they need

Solutions from Ariba, an SAP company, deliver employee self-services to simplify purchasing. An intuitive user interface and user-friendly catalog let users purchase goods and services more easily. Through catalog-driven pricing, contract logic, and an approval workflow, the procurement function can automate and tightly control the purchasing process. As a result, procurement organizations can enforce purchasing strategies and contract compliance and streamline the purchasing process.

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Contingent Workforce Management

Cut costs, enforce compliance, and improve quality and efficiency

Drive business growth and gain competitive advantage by getting the most out of your contingent workers with solutions for vendor management from SAP. Streamline former manual processes, identify the best suppliers, and automate the entire process of procuring and managing temporary and contract labor. With total visibility into your workforce, you can automatically enforce contract compliance to reduce costs, mitigate risk, improve quality, and increase operational efficiency.

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Services Procurement

Manage spend, match resources with needs, and improve process efficiency

Streamline vendor selection, sourcing negotiation, performance measurement, and invoicing with solutions for services procurement with the SAP Fieldglass Vendor Management System (VMS). Simplify programs that involve statements of work, independent contractors, and outsourcing. Identify preferred vendors, control maverick spending, track schedules and deliverables, and leverage in-depth benchmark reporting.

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Travel Management

Connect business travel with expense management to achieve total visibility into spend

Capture your spend data with software from Concur, now part of SAP. By integrating travel management and expense management on a single cloud and mobile-based platform that connects to existing business systems, the software simplifies approvals, booking, expense reporting, reimbursement, analytics, and reporting.  Detect policy violations, comply with regulations, and base reports and analytics on consolidated data – to gain the insight needed to monitor budgets and negotiate with vendors.

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