Sep 10 2017

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Accelerate your procure-to-pay processes – with SAP Supplier Relationship Management

Why SAP Supplier Relationship Management?

Because to maintain high-quality output while lowering supply costs, you need ultra-efficient SRM procurement processes. With SAP Supplier Relationship Management, you can:

  • Streamline and standardize the purchase of goods and services
  • Shrink procurement costs by closing the loop from source to pay
  • Automate operational processes to increase efficiencies and avoid maverick buying
  • Drive user adoption with consumer-grade shopping interfaces
  • Gain greater visibility into supplier relationships and performance
  • Accelerate procurement processing and cycle times

Learn how SAP Supplier Relationship Management can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Procure-to-Pay Optimization
Enforce procure-to-pay best practices that streamline operations, facilitate supplier communications, and improve overall cost management.

Catalog Management
Give suppliers an easy way to manage catalog data – and integrate the data into your business processes through Ariba Procurement Content.

Self-Service Procurement
Help end users find and purchase policy-compliant products and services. Let them search across multiple catalogs using a familiar, consumer-like shopping cart experience.

Plan-Driven Procurement
Source external demands from planning, project, and plant maintenance systems. Purchase direct materials and goods for maintenance, repair, and operations using local pricing and terms.

Services Procurement for Large, Complex Services
Manage resources and monitor costs for time- and deliverable-based service categories throughout the requisition, sourcing, contracting, ordering, confirmation, and invoicing processes.

Operational and Centralized Sourcing
Gain visibility into organization-wide demands – and take advantage of automated, integrated sourcing processes.

Centralized Contract Management
Monitor and access contracts in a secure, centralized repository – to reduce maverick buying, drive spend with preferred suppliers, and leverage your global buying power.

Operational Reporting
Use out-of-the box reports to monitor purchasing activities, measure contract compliance, and gain insights into organization-wide spending and sourcing.

Workforce Mobility
Use SAP Fiori for procurement to give your workforce a consistent user experience across desktops, tablets, and smartphones – throughout the full procure-to-pay lifecycle.

SAP Supplier Relationship Management
Server Based on SAP NetWeaver Application Server, SAP SRM is an application and database installation that is released on several database and operating system platforms.

SAP Bidding Engine
Purchasers can use SAP Bidding Engine to create and process requests for quotations – and bidders can use it to submit bids in response to these requests.

Online Transaction Processing System
Easily exchange data between the SAP Supplier Relationship Management system and a connected online transaction processing system (OLTP).

SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence
Harness a solid infrastructure for data warehousing, analytics, and Web-based reporting. Analyze and broadcast BI content via open analysis interfaces and a Web design Application Programming Interface (API).

SAP NetWeaver Portal
Access your applications, services, and organizational information from one entry point – or use SAP SRM in NetWeaver Business Client.

Live Auction Cockpit (LAC) Web Presentation Server
This J2EE-based software unit contains a virtual auction floor for reverse auctions, real-time monitoring, and real-time bidding – all tightly integrated with your procurement processes.

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Supplier Relationship Management

License and pay for only the functionality and number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the packages and licenses your organization needs right now and add more users and functionality as your needs evolve. SAP SRM is deployed on-premise and requires a perpetual license.

Integration of SAP Ariba with SAP Solutions

As companies digitize the enterprise, leveraging the best solutions from cloud with your SAP solutions helps establish your platform for innovation and business process automation. With sophisticated integration options and built-in integration from SAP, you can connect SAP Ariba solutions with other SAP and third party solutions.

Explore defined best practice integration scenarios for SAP Ariba:

  • The purchase order and invoice automation scenario offers business process integration for streamlined procure to pay.

Integration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with Ariba Network

  • The purchase order and invoice automation scenario offers business process integration for streamlined procure to pay.

Integration of SAP ERP with Ariba Network

  • The hybrid integration scenarios for streamlined sourcing help you reduce the operational cost of procurement processes and optimize the source-to-pay process.

Integration of SAP ERP with SAP Ariba Procure-to-Pay

  • The integration scenario for self-service procurement enables you to drive compliant, automated purchasing and collaboration with suppliers.

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