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Choose the solution that best meets your needs for sourcing indirect, direct, and services

To negotiate best-value sourcing agreements, the kind that provide sustainable savings, you need the right strategic sourcing environment. One that's connected to a powerful supplier network and built with superior tools, expertise, and information.

That’s exactly what you get with the portfolio of SAP strategic sourcing solutions. With tight integration to Ariba Network and connections to more than 6.7 million companies, SAP Source-to-Contract Suite and SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite provide you with the features and benefits you need to deliver the best sourcing results ever. Choose the source-to-contract suite if your needs are primarily for indirect materials, and the strategic sourcing suite if your needs are in direct materials. 

Each suite integrates SAP Ariba Sourcing with both contract management and supplier management capabilities. If you prefer, you can also choose SAP Ariba Sourcing as a standalone solution.

Solution Briefs and Datasheets

Review these briefs and datasheets to explore your options for sourcing indirect or direct materials. library thumbnail for datasheet about SAP Source to Contract Suite for indirect materials sourcing
SAP Source-to-Contract Suite

Combine sourcing, contract management, and supplier management capabilities to help you be more efficient and capture more savings when sourcing indirect materials.

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SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite for Discrete Manufacturing

Learn how you can accelerate time to market for new products and gain greater pricing and forecasting visibility while increasing savings.

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SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite for Process Manufacturing

Download this datasheet to find out how SAP can help you accelerate time to market, shorten source-to-contract cycle times, and reduce direct spend costs.

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SAP Strategic Sourcing Suite for Retailers

Read how, with SAP sourcing solutions, you can accelerate time to market for private-label products, reduce source-to-contract cycles by up to 50%, and more.

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SAP Ariba Sourcing: Solution brief

With SAP Ariba Sourcing, you can standardize processes, track sourcing activities, reduce sourcing cycle time, and achieve sustainable savings.

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SAP Ariba Sourcing: Datasheet

Combine best-in-class sourcing and negotiation technology with access to a global network of suppliers and unparalleled strategy and category expertise to automate and streamline critical sourcing lifecycle tasks.

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Introducing the Guided Sourcing Capability

The guided sourcing capability is a new user experience (UX) within the SAP Ariba Sourcing solution that expedites and improves the creation, monitoring, and awarding of sourcing events such as requests for information (RFIs), requests for proposal (RFPs), and auctions.

By delivering simplified, streamlined processes that help reduce the time and effort needed to drive sourcing events, this friendly and intuitive UX makes it easier for you to realize your sourcing goals.

Explore these resources to learn more.

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Guided sourcing overview

Watch this 3-minute video for a quick overview of guided sourcing, the new user interface and capabilities that delivers a simplified, intuitive experience with SAP Ariba Sourcing.

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Frequently asked questions about guided sourcing

Learn more about the new guided sourcing capability in this comprehensive set of questions and answers.

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Watch a demo

Watch a 30-minute, on-demand demo of the new guided sourcing user experience and learn how you can more easily increase user adoption and generate greater savings.

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Real Customers. Real Results.

Take a look at these success stories from customers using SAP sourcing solutions. library thumbnail for case study about SAP Ariba customer Darbur India Limited
Dabur India Limited

“SAP Ariba Sourcing is... a simple tool that allows buyers and suppliers to work independently without much assistance. And with the whole process managed in one place, we have greater spend control and transparency."

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The Central America Bottling Corporation

“Thanks to SAP Ariba solutions... We can see where our vendor relationships could save us money and focus on building relationships with only the best suppliers.”

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Vestas Wind Systems A/S

"With SAP Ariba solutions, we have the capabilities to manage all of our spend – direct and indirect. That is really what made it stand out from the other solutions we looked at.”

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