White Papers & Guides

Find out about the latest trends and best practice with our series of white papers and guides

Direct Materials Collaboration: Lessons Learned from Best-Run Supply Chain Networks

Why Close and Deep Supplier Collaboration Is Vital Today and How to Achieve It  

Procurement for prosperity: How UK CPOs can navigate uncertainty and change 

To thrive in turbulent times, chief procurement officers can strengthen strategic foresight and innovation, nurture talent, and deliver social value.

Future-proofing the supply chain

With supply chains in the spotlight, three new long-term transformation priorities form a fresh focus for competitive advantage.

Business Reimagined: Sustainability as Strategy for Growth 

SAP Insights surveyed midmarket executives to find out how their companies are incorporating sustainability into their business strategies, how they might use it to drive growth, and what technology’s value is in supporting sustainability.

SAP: Top 10 Issues Facing Procurement Leaders in 2022 and How to Solve Them

Organizations all over the globe are struggling to simultaneously tackle multiple challenges, including ongoing supply chain issues, increasing materials costs, a drive toward sustainability, evolving regulations, and changing consumer expectations. Executives are looking to you – procurement professionals – to address them.

SAP: Digital Supplier Network Benchmarks Report eBook

Are your trading partners worth more than a spreadsheet? Learn the 6 reasons to access mission-critical supplies on a network.

SAP: Procurement-powered performance infographic

In collaboration with Oxford Economics, SAP surveyed 1,000 procurement and supply chain executives to understand the impact of technology and process digitization in the procurement function.

Full-potential procurement: Lessons amid inflation and volatility

Procurement organizations are uniquely positioned to catalyze cross-functional actions that promote efficiency and resilience in rapidly evolving market conditions.

SAP Agile Procurement Insights Research Report: Procurement-powered performance

How digital transformation is elevating procurement.

Peer Insights on Procurement Technology Investments 

Current investment in procurement technologies skews heavily toward foundational technologies that ease core work.

To improve your supply chain, modernize your supply-chain IT

Global distribution issues and increasingly complex supply chains are forcing companies to modernize the tools they use for forecasting demand and planning how to meet it.

SAP Research Study: The Procurement and Supply Chain Imperative

Learn about systems thinking and how it is becoming the future for procurement and supply chain industry leaders.

SAP: Digitization Delivers for Manufacturers 

Learn more about Industry 4.0 and how it can help to enhance supply-chain operations.

5 Reasons You Need An SAP Digital Supplier Network Membership

If you need to send POs or receive invoices, you need to connect the processes between your ERP and your suppliers. It’s one critical step on the path to the Intelligent Enterprise, improving suppler collaborationand delivering five big benefits along the way.

The Top 10 Priorities for Sourcing and Procurement Leaders  

During a leadership transition, focus on what matters most to sourcing and procurement. 

Building resilience through procurement analytics

New tools can help companies crisis-proof their supply chains. To implement the technology at scale, companies can focus on four key priorities.