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SAP Ariba


What is SAP Ariba?

SAP Ariba provides technology offering 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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10 out of 10
January 04, 2024
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What is SAP Ariba?

SAP Ariba provides technology offering 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?

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.

SAP Ariba partners with customers to create and integrate supplier management, strategic sourcing, procurement, and financial supply chain management processes, and helps them to:

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

SAP Ariba Features

  • Supported: HR Filing

SAP Ariba Videos

What is Ariba Network? 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 center of both collaboration and cost – at the in...
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When it comes to procurement, software and needs can be massively varied. From large and complex needs like larger enterprises to smaller and simpler processes - tools like Procurify, Coupa, GEP Smart, or SAP Ariba can meet and exceed business needs.

SAP Ariba Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
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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SAP Ariba provides technology offering 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.

Coupa, JAGGAER, and Zycus Procure to Pay are common alternatives for SAP Ariba.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 7.3.

The most common users of SAP Ariba are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SAP Ariba Procurement Buying provides catalog ordering and indirect procurement, with approval workflows.
  • Guided Buying is good UI
  • Workflow configuration is easy to learn
  • SAP Ariba Procurement Pricing model is extremely bad for buyers and suppliers, there has to be something better that can be governed internally.
It is probably best for the person that needs to buy very rarely, due to the pricing structure is is not suited to run all procument processes through the system.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using basic functionality to help process contracts. We are currently researching the ability to do end to end Procure to Pay.
  • Consistency
  • Tied to PO
  • Usability
  • Ease of use
  • New UI
Contract Administration has become easier to understand since the implementation of SAP Ariba Procurement.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SAP Ariba Procurement is used for indirect procurement and currently integrated with S/4HANA cloud
  • High availability
  • Standard processes
  • User experience
  • Custom extensions
  • Faster support via Ariba portal
  • Support third party connectors
Ease of access, nice user experience, high availability
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use SAP Ariba Procurement to streamline the supplier/buyer process. Gives our team one place to do what they need. I come from a Basis background and the install process was really easy by using a cloud connector. Setting users was a bit of a challenge since it seemed there was only one main Admin.
  • Security by using cloud connector
  • All-in-one place for our team of buyers
  • Ease of installment
  • Be able to add multiple super admins
I'm behind the scenes with using this but the users have said good things about the product. They really like how everything is in one place.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I feel that SAP Ariba Procurement is excellent product for procurement
  • Makes it simple
  • Approvals have room for improvement
I give SAP Ariba Procurement a ten out of ten for how well suited it is for procurements.
January 06, 2024

SAP Ariba Procurement.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It helps to streamline the procurement process by reducing manual tasks, delays, and errors.
  • Buying and Invoicing.
  • Supplier Management.
  • Contract Management.
  • Supply Chain Collaboration.
  • Interface is complex.
  • Lack of training and knowledge to use the product.
  • SAP Ariba Procurement provides reporting and analytics features. Users have suggested several times that more advanced analytics capabilities could be added to it.
It helps to reduce manual errors, streamline workflows, and improve overall efficiency in the procure-to-pay cycle.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use SAP Ariba Procurement for GR and SR functionalities The overall functionality regarding procurement and invoicing is quite nice and is used by us. It is a cloud based product which ensure high level of availability without any support efforts on our side, we he RFB can be issued online and the vendors can submit the response online without much issues
  • RFB process
  • GRN
  • Service entry
  • Product support from SAP
Procurement self-service - Ariba can be used quite well for procurement scenarios invoicing RFB process - as this is a cloud based solution, availability is quite high and the vendors can submit the response online without the usual pen and paper stuff GRN - goods and service receipt is another area where we use Ariba for automated GRN process
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Product Distribution , Product management , loading , and billing adn then payment collection is a task which is linked to Microsoft API , so automation of the entire process is required to save time and to increase the efficiency .We need a solution by which our resellers can easily manage their subscription with Microsoft
  • SAP Ariba offers robust analytics and reporting features that allow users to track and analyze procurement data
  • The platform helps organizations adhere to regulatory compliance and mitigate risks. It provides tools for monitoring supplier performance, ensuring ethical sourcing practices, and managing compliance with internal and external policies
  • The platform automates the procure-to-pay process, reducing manual intervention and improving overall efficiency
  • While SAP Ariba offers workflow capabilities, users have suggested more advanced customization options for workflows
  • SAP Ariba has a mobile app, users have suggested improvements in terms of functionality and responsiveness. Enhancements to the mobile app could provide a more seamless and efficient experience for users on the go
  • SAP Ariba integrates well with various enterprise systems, users have reported that the initial setup and integration processes can be complex. Improvements in integration tools and documentation could facilitate a smoother onboarding experience
  • AP Ariba provides robust reporting and analytics capabilities, some users desire greater flexibility in creating and customizing reports. Improvements in the ability to generate ad-hoc reports and customize dashboards could enhance analytics capabilities
Industries with stringent regulatory compliance requirements, such as healthcare and finance, benefit from SAP Ariba's robust features for maintaining compliance throughout the procurement process. The platform helps organizations adhere to industry-specific regulations and standards.Organizations seeking an end-to-end source-to-pay solution find SAP Ariba suitable. Its seamless integration of procurement processes, from sourcing to invoicing, simplifies workflows and improves overall operational efficiency.
January 04, 2024

Pros of Ariba

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
While we are in manufacturing market we have lot of internal, external development demand .so many development are not possible through sap ERP 7.40 so we decided to go for Ariba on cloud which is completely managable source supplier and vendors business objects. It's help us in financial source supply chain management procurement. Workflow effort is also comfortable.most valuable thing is its available 24 HR live service because of cloud,when we suffer any disaster we have difficulty to run application.i think Ariba is the best solution given by sap.
  • Supplier onboarding
  • Purchase automation
  • Analytics
  • ERP connectivity
  • Customized dashboard
  • Real time notification
  • Api integration
  • Custom Responsive layout
As per end users demand there are so many requirements not possible by sap ERP while sap ariba is one of good cloud integrated project .we are struggling for dashboard features and user friendly interfaces .so Ariba we found useful , function consultant easily can support end users since it's very easy to work.
Shyam Busineni | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ariba is very useful tool to centralize the all the contracts for the company. The contracts are easy to access by procurement professionals all over the company. On the other hand, procure to pay has been easy since the Ariba went live. we can able to do all the processes such as approving the PO's, accessing procurement requests and accessing contracts in one system.
  • PO Approvals
  • Contract Management
  • Procurement to Pay
  • Contract Centralization and management
  • Procurement Souring requests Management
  • PO Managrement
Before Ariba, we use to use Contract Life Management (CLM) for contract management, SRM for PO approvals, Service NOW and CRC share point for reviewing the contracts for procurement. After Ariba all these processes has been centralized and able to accomplih these tasks in one SAP system. This SAP is really useful.
Stallon A Miranda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SAP Ariba procurement is used extensively in my org for complete service procurement cycle right from purchasing, buying, business networks.
Some of the main business use cases we are greatly helped by SAP Ariba procurement are namely end to end procurement digitised experience, cost reduction, business process visibility and informed decision making.,
  • Its data driven user solution helps in gaining visibility into the landscape and thus helps in informed decision making
  • End to end procurement process under single platform and integration makes it easier
  • We have always experienced cost reduction using SAP ariba
  • I would love to see more integrations
  • Would love to have more autonomy in defining the enterprise business model of my org and realising it in SAP experience
  • UX is great.... But I would love to make it more simplistic
Whoever wants a great solution for end to end procurement solution, SAP ariba is the best. Even if the business or the company is new to the market, it still cam use SAP Ariba procurement to realise their business and easily digitize their business landscape. Also well suited for SMBs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SAP Ariba Procurement is employed in our organization to automate and optimize the end-to-end procurement process. It addresses issues related to manual processes, enhances supplier management, provides spend visibility, ensures compliance, and supports strategic sourcing initiatives. The scope includes strategic sourcing, procurement operations, supplier management, contract management, spend analysis, and collaboration among stakeholders.
  • Streamlining Procurement Processes:
  • SAP Ariba Procurement automates and streamlines the entire procurement lifecycle, from requisition to payment. It accelerates purchasing processes, reducing manual effort and improving overall operational efficiency.
  • Dynamic Sourcing Events:
  • The platform facilitates dynamic sourcing events such as auctions and negotiations. It allows organizations to engage with suppliers in real-time, fostering competitive bidding and ensuring the best possible terms.
  • Supplier Collaboration and Integration:
  • SAP Ariba enables seamless collaboration with suppliers through a unified platform. It provides a standardized way for suppliers to submit bids, manage catalogs, and update information. Integration capabilities ensure data consistency and accuracy.
  • Spend Visibility and Analysis:
  • The platform offers robust spend analytics tools, providing organizations with clear visibility into their spending patterns. Users can analyze expenditures, identify cost-saving opportunities, and make data-driven decisions.
  • User Interface Complexity:
  • Some users find the user interface to be complex, particularly for new users. Simplifying the interface and providing more user-friendly navigation could enhance the overall user experience.
  • Customization Challenges:
  • Customizing certain aspects of the system, such as reports or templates, can be challenging. A more intuitive customization process would empower users to tailor the system to their specific needs more easily.
  • Learning Curve:
  • The platform has a steeper learning curve for some users, especially those less familiar with advanced procurement tools. Improved onboarding resources and training materials could help users get up to speed more quickly.
Well-Suited Scenarios: SAP Ariba Procurement excels for large enterprises with intricate procurement processes, global operations, and multi-currency requirements. It is ideal for organizations emphasizing strong supplier collaboration, facing stringent compliance regulations, and focusing on advanced spend analysis and cost optimization. The platform's seamless integration with ERP systems suits enterprises seeking data consistency and a comprehensive view of procurement.Less Appropriate Scenarios: SAP Ariba Procurement may be less suitable for small businesses with simpler procurement needs, organizations with low emphasis on supplier collaboration, and those with limited IT resources. Budget-conscious businesses and those not prioritizing advanced analytics might explore more cost-effective solutions. Rapid implementation needs could lead businesses to consider solutions with quicker deployment. Evaluating specific organizational requirements is essential for determining the platform's suitability.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Using SAP arabia for the first time made me felt that how streamline the sales processes are.
I used it when we were trying to onboard KRAHEJA - A luxury real estate brand of Mumbai wherein the complete sales cycle was done on SAP.
The moment we raised the PI, it was added by the customer admin and after filling necessary details, the corresponding PO was raised.
Similarly, the invoice details were filled by our finance wherein we uploaded all the bank and GST details and basis on a 3-step hierarchy, we were given approvals after the due dilligence.

This made the complete process transparent for us and automated for the customer and real-time updates were recorded.
From procurement, sales and finance stand point, SAP solves the problem very efficiently leaving a WOW element for all.
  • streamlining of cross-functional processes
  • transparency amongst the users
  • automations
  • The login process is sometime tedious for first time users
  • The console is slightly tough to understand for the users at time
Well-Suited Scenarios:
Large Enterprises with Complex Procurement Needs
Global Supply Chain Management
Integration with SAP ERP Systems
Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management
Compliance and Risk Management
E-Procurement and Catalog Management

Less Appropriate Scenarios:
Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Limited IT Resources
Simple Procurement Processes
Resistance to Change
Short-Term Procurement Needs
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SAP Ariba procurement helps streamline suppliers in one place, and it makes it easier for negotiations and analysis. Problems of SAP Ariba Procurement are usually related to the lack of availability or lack of supplier qualified with us to procure with. It makes it simpler to have it all in one place. SAP Ariba Procurement is a huge challenge in the industry and it using this software makes it more efficient for projects.
  • Streamlining
  • Consolidation
  • Reduction of time
  • Project management
  • Interface is complex
  • Lack of training
It is good, but interface is not easy to navigate and learn. It can be less appropriate to qualify specific suppliers with specific technical needs. There is no place to limit technical restrictions per supplier. Some suppliers should not be considered and this software does not enable you to remove procurement solutions based on technical limitations.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SAP Ariba Procurement is implemented to centralize and standardize procurement processes across various departments and business units. This helps create a unified approach to sourcing, purchasing, and contract management. The organization utilizes SAP Ariba Procurement's supplier management features to onboard
and manage relationships with a diverse set of suppliers. This includes tools for evaluating supplier performance, negotiating contracts, and ensuring compliance with contractual terms.

  • Automation helps reduce manual errors, streamline workflows, and improve overall efficiency in the procure-to-pay cycle.
  • SAP Ariba Procurement provides tools for analyzing spending patterns and trends.
  • It helps mitigate risks associated with supplier relationships and ensures adherence to contractual agreements.
  • While SAP Ariba Procurement provides reporting and analytics features, users have suggested that there could be more advanced analytics capabilities.
  • Although SAP Ariba Procurement supports supplier collaboration, some users have noted that the process of onboarding and collaborating with suppliers could be made more intuitive and efficient.
Implementation and maintenance of SAP Ariba Procurement may require a certain level of IT expertise and resources. Businesses with limited IT capabilities might find the solution more challenging to manage, and they may prefer solutions with lower implementation and maintenance complexity.
Saif Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used SAP Ariba Procurement in my organization to upload monthly internet bills and get the reimbursement for the same. The scope is vast for employees at multiple levels for different type of uploads for bill reimbursement from our organization. The process is very smooth and easy for emplyee at each level to access and upload their bills easily. SAP has made the process very simple, so that verification of the bills also happen fast.
  • Simple and easy to understand UI where no extra training is required
  • Very fast processing compared to any other software
  • Very effective workflow for faster end to end results
  • Has wonderful features which are easily understandable
  • SAP can include a help page or a simple guide page for certain new features that are added in latest updates.
  • We get very little information about new SAP products which are in the market.A little more information about new products through an additional page in old products or an latest news/updates page would be wonderful.
  • SAP has always been using white and blue colour combination everywhere.Would love to see and added colour in the interface.
For me, SAP Ariba Procurement has me uploadong of my Monthly reimbursemnet bills company a very easy and fast process. A process which took minimum 3 days earlier can now be done in maximum 2 days as the multi level approval has been made easy and end to end process is very fast and easy at all levels due to SAP Ariba Procurement.
December 18, 2023

A Review of SAP Ariba

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
End-to-End Procurement
Management Improved
Efficiency Cost Savings
  • Compliance Management
  • Real-Time Analytics and Reporting
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Mobile Accessibility
  • Complexity and Learning Curve
  • Integration Complexity
  • Limited Offline Functionality
Large Enterprises with Complex Procurement Processes. Global Organizations. Companies with a Focus on Cost Savings. Industries with Strict Compliance Requirements. Enterprises Using SAP ERP Systems. Companies Transitioning to Electronic Procurement. Enterprises Seeking Process Automation. Companies with a Need for Real-Time Analytics. Enterprises Requiring a Cloud-Based Solution. Companies Emphasizing Supplier Relationship Management.
December 16, 2023

Honest Review

Somnath Sarkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It basically facilitates the procuremnet process for buyers and sellers including core fearures like e-sourcing,supplier discovery,procurement analytics and contract management.It basically simplifies complex processes and leveraging the cloud.It gives single platform for automation and managing various aspects of the procuremnet process.It helps to improve bottom line.
  • E-sourcing
  • Purchase Order managemnt
  • Contract Management
  • Invoice managemnt
  • Procurement Analytics
  • Limited Customization
  • Wrong Suppliers
  • Complex Onboarding
As procurement grows more complex,line of business requesters are confused about what tools to use,leading to a risky and rogue spending.This puts pressure on procurement teams and approvers to better control spend and risk.Sap Ariba is an excellent solution for a company looking to modernize their procurement process.
November 15, 2023

SAP Ariba

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Indirect procurement and direct procurement - good interaction and end to end flow with customers.
  • Integration
  • Visibility
  • Process
  • Audit
  • Friendliness
  • reporting
the audit part of the SAP Ariba solution should be developed further. especially the reporting part
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use SAP Ariba for our source to pay process (requisition, procurement, invoicing) including Ariba guided buying.
Advantages of Ariba procurement are standardized processes / approval workflows and catalogs.
  • Procurement workflow
  • Self Service
  • Approvals workflow
  • User interface
  • Mass creation of purchase orders
  • Speed of user interface
SAP Ariba is an excellent tool for existing SAP customers integrating into S4 HANA and adding a modern web enabled interface for procurement functions.
Piyush Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using SAP Ariba Procurement for our IT and non IT procurement. It can be easily integrated with AD and other risk and compliance tools such as RSA Archer through API. We have customised it as per our need. This tool helping us in getting quotes from different vendors on a particular product or service and then we can accordingly select the vendor that fit our need. This product is helping us in managing our vendors effectively.
  • Vendor Evaluation and Onboarding.
  • Vendor Risk Management to meet internal policy compliance.
  • Easy integration with other GRC tools and reporting tools.
  • It is a very costly product.
  • Although it suport customusation but some out of box fields does not support it.
  • Reports and dashboard could be improved.
It is well suited for companies who deals with large number of vendors because it helps in negotiating better deals and track the spending on different category of vendors. It helps in establishing vendor metrics to evaluate their performance as well. It is less appropriate for orvanisation who deals with fixed vendors or less number of vendors.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SAP Ariba offers a solution to track our RFPs in a helpful manner
  • navigation
  • comparison of respondents
  • more comparison of proponents
  • sometimes proponents attach documents that are 'missing' when the information is viewed
  • I've received so many complaints from proponents (over many RFPs) that they cannot use Ariba, it is not intuitive. Perhaps create user guides that are readily available for proponents who are less computer savvy
RFP tracking is fine, the system is hard to manage when there are more than 3 proponents to evaluate
October 24, 2023

Nice to use

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
De-Centrelised indirect procurement departments in different countries. One dedicated department in Austria, which is responsible for dedicated commodities. However, the company hasn’t had any kind of indirect procurement department before the digital transformation started approximately 7 years ago and orders for indirect products and services were commited by phone or email.
  • RFP
  • E-Auctions
  • RFI
  • Supplier On-boarding
  • Supplier integration
  • Analysis
Standardized and pre-defined products with three or more potential suppliers as well as structured services. SAP Ariba is a business standardized procurement solution which was developed for industrial and producing organisations. From a procurement perspective, SAP Ariba fits to these kind of organizations, however, it can be adapted to organizations in other industrial sectors.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SLP and SCC modules on a global level, appreciate SCC support but miss the same on SLP side. Our Suppliers need a more efficient technical support, less administrationl work for our support and much quicker!!!
  • SCC support is very good
  • SAP Enablement team guide through all steps
  • Want to mention Momoko, AT&S Enablement lead, is very co operative and very supportive and friendly. It is a pleasure working together with her
  • Support AT&S supplier if they have technical problem with the plattform
  • Reduce administrative work for AT&S suppliers to get support
  • Harmonize SLP and SCC ; supplier as well as our colleagues prefere ONE view
  • Some features are very hidden ( use Excel upload for Sourcing)....need more development or training?
  • Restricted functionalities: AB for suppliers very limited
For geneneral products good support; the more specific a product the less support from plattform side
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