Sourcing as a Service

Quick and easily create and manage strategic sourcing events without demands on your IT resources or operating budget 

Overview

The hunt for new suppliers can consume a significant amount of time. Limited knowledge about new markets or categories can put you at a disadvantage, resulting in expensive mistakes during supplier selection and negotiation. But gaining the in-depth information needed to assess supplier qualifications can be difficult. By leveraging ExceleratedS2P’s sourcing expertise and event support of SAP Ariba Sourcing Solution, you gain instant access to over four million suppliers and industry leading experts in executing sourcing events.

Access the World’s Leading Sourcing Platform and Expertise

Powered and supported by FreeMarkets technology and services, SAP Ariba Sourcing is an intuitive, web-based RFX/Auction management tool that gives you access to nearly four million sellers on the Ariba Network and the world’s largest online sourcing marketplace.

By partnering with Excelerateds2p, not only do you gain access to this market leading solution, our Consultants provide the additional bandwidth and solution expertise to support your in-house team. Based on a thorough understanding of your sourcing strategy, they help to guide and shape the optimal approach to find the best suppliers while maximising savings.

Comprehensive End-to-End Sourcing Solution and Support

From RFX creation and distribution as well as scoring, using multilevel weighted scoring and preference settings, multistage functionality carries forward data about suppliers into a request for proposal or auction. In addition, you can flexibly manage the RFX process. For instance, you can allow suppliers to selectively decline to bid, manage changes after an RFX has been published, and model complex pricing and total cost of ownership using formulas.

Competitive bidding environments using reverse, forward, and Dutch auctions are utilised, with real-time interaction with suppliers using instant messaging, bidding consoles, and graphical representations of auction activities. This can also incorporate bidding and disclosure rules (such as bid visibility), automatic extensions, weighted-bidding cost factors, staggered start and end times for items, and reserve prices.

Integrate with SAP Ariba Discovery Marketplace

In today’s fast-moving digital economy, you need web-based supplier networks and automated buyer-supplier matching tools to connect with high-quality product and service suppliers. There’s none better – or bigger – than Ariba Network, more than 4.6 million companies strong. And no matching service surpasses SAP Ariba Discovery.

By integrating this free service it makes easy to post your buying needs and instantly connect with suppliers ready to compete for your business and help cut your supply costs and risks. Whether you’re engaged in strategic sourcing or spot buying, your search involves just three steps.

Plus, SAP are eliminating the response fees for suppliers on SAP Ariba Discovery until June 30, 2020 because facilitated access to supplies is critical during times of crisis.

Let’s talk

For more information on how we can help your organisation addressing any supply chain disruption, contact our team today.


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