In B2B procurement, a major challenge faced by buyers is seamless communication with the suppliers. Lack of a digital framework leads to inefficiency, elevated risks with poor cash flow and higher operating costs, wasted resources, delayed payments and most importantly, dissatisfied partners. While it is important to automate the supply chain, doing that alone will not suffice. A technology partner who understands the bigger picture, the complexities of managing a healthy supply chain and who can connect every part of the purchasing process while giving suppliers a way to better manage and grow their business is the need of the hour, and that’s where SAP Ariba comes in.
Ariba is the most comprehensive solution for buyer and supplier digital collaboration. This standalone system can work around sourcing, supply chain, procurement and invoicing. By implementing Ariba, one can derive proven benefits such as simplified connectivity, improvements in process efficiency, enhanced visibility, real-time status into key orders, deliveries, invoices, payments and other vital business activities. Its varied solutions ranging from the Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite that manages sourcing projects and relationships, to Ariba Commerce Automation/Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration, which fully automates and optimises the client’s commerce chain and Ariba Spend Visiblity that helps gain insight into spends to make procurement strategies, is creating value for both buyers and suppliers and is reengineering how procurement gets done in this new, digital economy.
The Procurement Maturity Assessment Model can be useful in identifying major gaps in an organisation’s procurement process as compared to a defined goal, and to draw a specific chain of actions for improvement. This four-step model helps client move from tactical buying to world-class procurement while deriving value from each stage of maturity.
PwC helps customers ﬁne-tune their vision to gain the most value from a procurement project with the goal of saving time and money while providing real value. With the Ariba Network, companies can do just that, and make procurement strategic.
PwC is an Ariba Global Partner and has been recognised as a “Golden Partner” of the recent event Ariba Live 2018 in Amsterdam. And we have more than 800 procurement professionals globally.
|Large media company||System integration role in the implementation of a full-scope eProcurement tool|
|International insurance group||Support in the implementation of eProcurement tool for indirect purchases|
|Independent private equity investment company||Spend analysis due to identify possible areas of optimisation|
|Leading luxury lifestyle company||P2P processes assessment and improvement scenarios. High level spend analysis|
|International luxury brand & leading manufacturer of plants and steel-making industry||Support in the definition of the procurement process target state and software selection|
|International brewing company||Support on release strategy redesign and catalogue implementation|
|Aerospace and defence company||Support in the full scope implementation of eProcurement tool Implementation of vendor management module|
|Leading multi-utility||Assessment for current vendor management processes and application landscape|
|International luxury fashion company||Spend analysis to identify potential categories to optimise|
|Luxury hand-crafted leather goods & accessories||Support in the implementation of the eProcurement tool|
|Leading Producer of stainless steel long products||Supplier relationship and risk management consultancy support design of the integration to ERP|
|Chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturer||Support in the definition of the procurement process target state and software selection|
|University IT service provider||POC for the implementation of a common eProcurement platform for Italian universities|
|International home appliances manufacturer||eProcurement platform roll-out for Spanish branch|
|Leader in the tissue paper production market||Implementation of Upstream modules|
|International construction group||Implementation of supplier and performance management modules of eProcurement system|
|Leading crystal producer||Procurement technology assessment and eProcurement tool gap analysis|
|Large food retailer||Enable Ariba Source-to-Pay moving from SAP SRM|
|Consumer electronics retailer||Implementation of Ariba Source-to-Pay solution|
Partner, Technology Consulting - SAP, PwC India