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SAP Ariba 2022 Q2 Release: Most Useful Upstream Features

SAP’s 2022 Q2 Release included 83 new features. One takeaway is the increased focus on improving Guided Sourcing to have more of the functions and features associated with standard sourcing.…

SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC)

There’s been a growing interest in the topic of Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) lately, and with good reason. It automates every step of the supply chain process to improve flow,…

10 Most Useful Features of the SAP Ariba 2022 Q1 Release

The February 2022 SAP Ariba Release included 93 new features. These are 10 that our consultants think will be the most useful to most users. They include updates for both…

Ariba Quarterly Releases: FAQ

Ariba releases four primary updates per year that are meant to improve the user experience. These quarterly releases happen in February (Q1), May (Q2), August (Q3) and November (Q4). Within…

Guided Buying: Simplifying the Procurement Process

If your company already uses SAP Ariba Buying or Buying and Invoicing, and you’re not taking advantage of the included Guided Buying feature, you might want to reconsider. Guided Buying…

Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness: Common Threads

There are four factors that are critical to a successful deployment of your SAP Ariba solutions, or to any transformational project. Here is an overview of our series with a…

Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG)

If you have Ariba, you must move to Ariba’s Cloud Integration Gateway, or CIG, before Dec. 31, 2023. There will be no additional maintenance provided by Ariba for CI9 after…

SAP Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness: Buying and Invoicing

In the previous articles in this series, we’ve examined preparing for your deployment as it applies to SAP Ariba upstream modules. Now we’ll look at the Ariba downstream modules related…

SAP Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness: Supplier Management

Supplier management is the most complex solution to prepare for from a deployment standpoint. It’s also the most crucial because your suppliers are quite literally the backbone of your SAP…

SAP Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness: Contract Management

In this article, we delve into preparing for your SAP Ariba Contracts Deployment. The key is to identify your goal before you start preparing for deployment. There are decisions that…

Change Management for SAP Ariba Success: Transformation

The buzzword “transformation” is everywhere. Procurement Transformation. Supply Chain Transformation. Finance Transformation. P2P Transformation. That’s because implementing an automated procurement system like SAP Ariba is a big change.

SAP Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness: Sourcing

SAP’s Activate methodology has five foundational phases: Prepare. Explore. Realize. Deploy. Run. We’d like to add one more that we call Phase Zero: Initiation. In part one of this Pre-Deployment…