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Vendor Agreement Management Solutions

Increase productivity and compliance by automating, standardizing, and accelerating the lifecycle of any contract

Optimize rebate negotiations using SAP software for vendor agreement management. Capture agreement and transaction data, manage claims, control varied and changing agreements, and effectively manage vendor fund programs from initiation to settlement. Increase efficiency and accuracy for all vendor fund programs. Reduce the number of days that claims are outstanding, reduce accounts receivable write-offs, and improve claim accuracy -- while increasing cash flow and profitability. 

Solution Capabilities

Explore the capabilities of SAP software for vendor agreement management:

Vendor Profitability Planning and Analytics

Predict and improve vendor profitability with advanced analytics and real-time data

Plan, forecast, and simulate vendor profitability down to the SKU or store level with vendor profitability planning solutions from SAP. Our software supports cross-vendor planning and analysis by providing aggregate views along merchandise (categories) and store hierarchy. Multiple planning scenarios allow you to create forecasts and simulations on discount credits and vendor profitability, and negotiation controlling processes enable you to prepare and analyze negotiations.

Vendor Negotiation Management

Streamline and accelerate vendor negotiation processes

Run vendor negotiations in real time with vendor management solutions from SAP. Our software supports negotiation processes for all types of vendor agreements, including contracts, rebates, allowances, brackets, funds, deals, and non-monetary agreements. Enable price/rebate and margin negotiations on up-to-the second data; perform real-time simulation and analysis on multiple platforms during vendor negotiations; and calculate and simulate net-net-cost and real margins by SKU, store, and day.

Business Partner Agreement Management and Controlling

Streamline rebate agreement and funds management across the entire corporation

Ensure the successful execution of vendor contracts – from contract creation to settlement and reconciliation – with retail solutions from SAP. Our solutions enable you to:

  • Manage and control vendor profitability by presenting one face to suppliers across multidimensional organizations
  • Achieve real-time cost and profit overviews of all vendor agreements for the entire organization
  • Enable real-time profit distribution for all customers, company organizations, and coop members
Business Partner Agreement Settlement

Settle subsequently promised conditions with vendors quickly and accurately

Simplify vendor agreement settlements with retail solutions from SAP. With our solutions, you can:

  • Settle subsequently promised conditions dependent on the flow of goods, such as annual bonuses and account rebates
  • Settle subsequently promised conditions not dependent on the flow of goods, such as advertising subsidies and listing payments
  • Automate processes for calculating rebates payable and for creating vendor billing documents and sales invoices based on settlement type
Business Partner Dispute and Claims Management

Support contract compliance with auditors, internal control teams, and vendors

Streamline business partner dispute and claims management processes with solutions from SAP. Our software can help you:

  • Minimize the impact of vendor disputes at the end of automated settlement processes
  • Automate processes for submitting and reconciling claims to help ensure that vendors receive appropriate, timely reimbursements for purchase agreements and promotional programs

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