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Procurement & Supplier Management for your success


SAP is the core software of your company? Then you know the advantages of automated resource planning for all business processes: With the SAP ERP (enterprise resource planning) system, you can keep a close eye on materials management, services, production sequences as well as accounting models and much more – and all this within a central, cloud-based platform running on the latest version, SAP S/4HANA.

In addition, a lot of businesses have been using SAP SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) for their supplier management. However, with the new product generation S/4HANA, SAP SE has announced that it will discontinue SAP SRM in 2025. The successor is SAP Ariba: the new cloud-based solution for buyers and suppliers who want to digitize both their spend management and supplier relationship management.

Find success in procurement & supplier management

SAP Ariba is the market-leading software solution for the automation of procurement processes and corporate supplier management. As a business and a buyer, you can keep an eye on all your spending in real time. Central control allows you to optimize your strategic planning processes and thus creates a stable foundation for your supplier portfolio.

Suppliers have full control over their liquidity and can improve sales cycles.

SAP Ariba enables you to digitally realign all your processes in sourcing and logistics.

What is SAP Ariba?

When the company Ariba was acquired by SAP SE in 2012, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software was pursuing the idea of simplifying B2B collaboration between buyers and suppliers.

Using one platform, you can digitize all or just some of the processes relating to procurement and order processing.

So far, this has been carried out by SAP SE itself, but support for its SAP SRM solution will expire in 2025. The module, which needs to be installed, will be completely replaced by the cloud-based SAP Ariba system.

As a result, all steps in the procurement process – from purchasing to payment – are controlled automatically and can be accessed in one place. You are provided with various tools that make spending transparent for both customers and suppliers at all times.

Efficient and error-free transactions build trust in B2B relationships and are your opportunity for sustainable growth. How exactly? That’s what we would like to show you now!

Benefits of SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba has been successful in building the largest international supplier network, providing you with global business partners and business opportunities. Together with the world market leader in enterprise application software, SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba enable you to grow into a flagship company:

  • A coming together of market leaders: Your integral solution for procurement and supplier management combined with resource planning expertise.
  • Payables: Manage supply chains strategically and discover potential savings at all process levels. Optimize cash flow.
  • Digitalization and (full) automation with SAP Ariba increase the performance of every employee: Outsource data-based routine work with the order-to-cash cycle.
  • This leaves your business with more capacity for strategic planning, thus ensuring your competitiveness and increasing revenue.

For whom was SAP Ariba designed?

SAP Ariba is suitable for companies of all sizes. For midsize and growing businesses, there is the cost-effective SAP Ariba Snap solution. What is SAP Ariba Snap? An easy-to-use, guided solution for more control in every step of the purchasing process.

In addition, this software can be integrated into any existing SAP ERP system. SAP Ariba is open to all types of goods and services and allows growing companies to tap into the world’s largest business network with more than 4.1 million potential contacts.


Learn more about SAP ARIBA as solution for

  • Sourcing
  • Contract Management
  • Buying
  • Invoicing
  • Supplier Management

With our CAB-Package we implement SAP ARIBA purchasing and invoicing with connection to your SAP system at a fixed price.


With our DSN-Package you can use Ariba Network as exchange platform for orders, confirmations and invoices based on fix implementation costs.


Supplier can become Ariba ready with our ARS-Package.

We help you to use the platform as best as possible.


You need support as supplier with Ariba Network? We also offer support regarding enablement, activation or catalog load.


For a central monitoring of incoming order confirmations you can implement our proOCM solution.

CNT Makes your ARIBA run

SAP Ariba – purchasing & procurement solutions

The software provides outstanding tools that give you centralized and easy online access with which you can view all business processes in real time. By completely automating processes, you reduce unnecessary complexity and can innovatively promote financial supply chain management or steps in procurement and order processing. You standardize procurement processes, and – thanks to SAP Source-to-Contract Suite – you can:

  • reduce costs,
  • reduce risks (e.g., in contrat management),
  • realize sustainable savings in direct and indirect materials.

Does that sound promising? Then we would like to now present the approaches of the SAP Ariba solution to you in more detail.


SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing

The SAP Ariba Sourcing solution is the infrastructure you need for all purchasing, contracting, and spending processes. The procurement of direct and indirect materials as well as various services can be planned and organized in one go – this innovative cycle saves up to 50 % of your time.


SAP Ariba Procurement

As an e-procurement software, SAP Ariba Procurement ensures that both buyer and supplier comply with the rules throughout the entire procurement process. Guided Buying automatically guides you through intelligent purchasing processes, and Compliance increases your safety in purchasing. On Ariba Network, you can find the right deals for you and …

  • … shorten your work cycles by 50 %,
  • … reduce your delivery costs by 10 %,
  • … reduce your processing costs by 25 % to 60 %.


SAP Ariba Supplier Management

Trust and security are your top priorities? SAP Ariba Supplier Management enables complete transparency in sourcing for both you and your suppliers.

The integration of this solution provides you with a portfolio that allows you to centrally manage supplier data, lifecycles, performance, and risk. Plus, in doing so, you include permanent supplier qualifications in your SAP ERP system.


SAP Supply Chain

Fast and precise purchasing? That’s what we all want! The supply chain ensures effective product cost management and controls all the elements of efficient cooperation between buyers and suppliers – from product design all the way to delivery.


SAP Financial Supply Chain

Payables Particularly exciting, however, is the fact that there is a lot of potential for optimization here: The Financial Supply Chain Management solution turns proper handling of payables into your best tool for generating global reach. Automated invoice entry, processing, and approval improve your KPIs and ensure constant compliance.


SAP Ariba Network

Regarding your supplier relationship management, the core of the cloud-based software solution is SAP Ariba Network. It is a dynamic, digital marketplace where you can discover more than 4.1 million business opportunities from over 190 countries.

One of the tools used to keep transactions straightforward and simple is Guided Buying, which brings together compatible buyers and suppliers. Every possible transaction takes place on SAP Ariba Network. The segmentation into catalogs helps you find, build, and maintain sustainable and trusting business relationships. That is the Ariba Network effect: a network that never stops growing.

CNT is your implementation partner for SAP Ariba solutions

The business software SAP follows a modular approach with which resource management can be adapted as needed to fit your company’s needs. SAP Ariba and its solutions can also be configured individually for your existing ERP system.

As a leading SAP partner, CNT Management Consulting can facilitate your straightforward SAP implementation. Our consultants will find customized SAP Ariba solutions for you. Our SAP implementations, which we have successfully executed for clients in various industries worldwide, are award-winning. You don’t need to waste resources to maintain steady growth – discover the possibilities now!

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CNT Ariba CAB Package

Take your first steps into SAP Ariba Buying with our CNT Ariba CAB Package – the flexible self-service solution that creates convenient, guided purchasing experiences for your operational business. Enjoy low maintenance costs as you control international spending and consolidate all key purchasing processes. With our standardized CAB Package, you will enjoy the following benefits right away:

  • Quickly integrated into your existing SAP system, the SAP Ariba Buying software is fully operational within a few days.
  • Role distribution as well as all settings and releases have already been predefined for you.
  • Catalogs of established suppliers representing a wide range of product groups are ready for immediate use.
  • With the CNT Ariba CAB Package, you receive additional training and administration documents for the software.

Created according to our best practices, our CAB Package is integrated directly and cost-efficiently into your existing SAP system at a fixed price.

Your purchasing experience with SAP Ariba Buying is characterized by comprehensible and uniform purchasing processes right from the start – immediately minimize project risks with little effort.

CNT Ariba Buying Package 

With our CAB-Package you will get SAP Ariba Buying and invoicing in a few days. Our flexible offers allow you to extend the package according to your needs. So you might start with a basic set-up and extend your solution in a later stage. It is up to you!


Basic CAB-Package

The CAB-Package contains the implementation of SAP Ariba Buying. After delivery from CNT you are able to:

  • use Ariba Guided Buying as intuitive user interface for occasional users
  • create ad-hoc orders
  • use the delivered catalog content from 5 selected suppliers
  • approve your requisitions according to our best-in-class process
  • administrate your solution
  • train your users

Basic CAB-Package contains SAP integration

The basic CAB-Package contains the connection of your SAP Ariba Buying solution with your SAP System. The most important deliverables from this package are:

  • transmit master data like cost centers from your SAP system to Ariba
  • send for example orders and invoices from Ariba to your  SAP system

Integration to non-SAP Systems is possible but will be offered only based on a pre-analysis of your system.


Supplier Enablement CAB-Package

Content is key for procurement processes. We support you to get more suppliers on board. Our enablement team will provide the following services:

  • Supplier onboarding and communication
  • Supplier training and support
  • Tracking of supplier enablement status
  • Content tracking and cut-over management

Service Procurement CAB-Package

You would like to buy services and use the process of service entry sheets? We implement the service procurement processes in your SAP Ariba Buying solution. With this package you will be able to:

  • Create service orders
  • Approve service orders
  • Get service entry sheets from suppliers
  • Enter service sheets manually
  • Approve service entry sheets

Invoicing CAB-Package

To cover your invoicing processes in SAP Ariba Invoicing add this package. With the management of invoices you can benefit from the following solutions:

  • Get electronic invoices from your suppliers over Ariba Network
  • Maintain invoices in Ariba
  • Check invoices against orders, receipts and service sheets and raise exceptions to be approved
  • Approve incoming invoices

Get your DSN-package

Digital Supplier Network Package

Start growing your business with a digitalized procurement process: from automated ordering (XS DSN Package) to complex digital service recording (XL DSN Package). Our Digital Supplier Network Package (DSN Package) is a CAB Package extension available in different scopes of services:

  • Have your orders automatically processed via the SAP system on the SAP Ariba marketplace.
  • Speed up your warehouse processes and supply chains by automatically processing and notification of shipping notifications.
  • Invoices can be posted fully automatically.

Benefit from the world’s largest supplier network based on fixed implementation costs.


Our DSN-Packages help you to transact with your suppliers without any breaks in media. No matter if your supplier is big or small, located far away or next door.

  • Sent orders electronically to your suppliers over Ariba Network from your SAP System
  • Get order confirmation into SAP and process them without any manual work
  • Automatically handle ship notices and get a positive benefit in your warehouse processes
  • Get invoices into SAP without scanning and book them fully automated

Select from one of our DSN-Packages with the right size matching your needs.


Ariba Ready Supplier Package

The Ariba Network provides a lot of benefits not only to the buyer. Using the software, suppliers can also sustainably expand their processes and keep a close eye on liquidity. Our Ariba Ready Supplier Package (ARS Package) helps you as a supplier to become Ariba ready.


Order Confirmation Monitor

Our CNT Order Confirmation Monitor (proOCM-Solution) is an additional tool for buyers and suppliers. It is your solution for centrally coordinating incoming order confirmations.


Supplier Support

With such a high-performance supplier network, many questions can arise about the use of SAP Ariba.

Do you need clarification on anything? Our CNT SAP specialists have many years of professional experience.

In addition to implementing SAP Ariba, we also advise you on catalogs with their corresponding contents and your possibilities, opportunities as well as powers on the SAP Ariba Network in general. Get in touch with us!

SAP Ariba Cloud integration

With CNT Management Consulting as your consultant and implementation partner, you can efficiently and quickly organize your realignment with SAP software in order to become a flagship company.  What we do for you:

  • CNT provides cost-effective support for your SAP Ariba solutions.
  • Together we continuously improve your processes.
  • With our CNT Application Services, you always have the latest innovations.
  • You consistently optimize your data environment.
  • The cloud-based software solution improves your IT compliance and minimizes risks on different levels.

CNT integrates SAP solutions into your existing ERP system so that you always benefit from the specific know-how of our specialists. In this way, you derive the greatest benefit for your company.

Can SAP Ariba be used without SAP S/4HANA?

SAP Ariba can be used in combination with all technologies, so your IT can work with systems it knows.

SAP Ariba can be used as a stand-alone without S/4HANA. However, the software is optimized for S/4HANA, which means that they complement each other perfectly: SAP Ariba Buying facilitates collaboration between buyers and suppliers on the network. This allows supplier catalogs, quotations, purchases and sales as well as invoices to be managed centrally. S/4HANA structures and organizes order transactions, goods receipts, and invoice receipts. In this manner, the full potential is realized.

Integration of SAP ERP with Ariba Cloud solutions

CNT advises you during your software application and maintenance cycles. For this purpose, our SAP specialists have created their own cycle, which minimizes your costs and risks in the long term. This allows you to fully concentrate on your projects and increase your ROI (return of investment).

  1. Qualified user support
  2. Support during implementation
  3. Regular maintenance for continuous improvement measures
  4. Consulting services during change processes
  5. Routine quality assurance

Frequently asked questions about SAP Ariba

You still have unanswered questions? Given the complex topic, this is not surprising. That’s why we have gathered some common questions about the SAP Ariba software in hopes of clearing up any remaining questions. Find out more now.

Just as buyers can connect with suppliers from over 190 countries on the Ariba network, supplies can also benefit from international exchange. Network and efficiently expand existing or new business relationships.

In this way, you secure your liquidity. By automating your business processes, you also shorten your sales cycles and supply chains. Your profit increases. As a supplier, compliance can also become your sales tool and guarantee error-free transactions. Lastly, you also increase your customer satisfaction.

With Ariba Network, you are part of a globally successful networking service. To participate, all you need to do is register with your company on Ariba Network by setting up a company profile. This takes no more than a few minutes, and you only need to enter genera information about your business. As a buyer, you can then easily communicate with existing suppliers and consistently find new trusted business partners.

As a supplier, you become part of the Ariba Network as soon as you enter a binding business relationship with a customer. Are you still looking for a suitable buyer? Then you can open a free standard account instead of a company profile and find business partners. With the most important basic operational functions, you can conduct e-commerce and attract the attention of your first buyer organizations.

There are no hard-and-fast answers to these questions, as every company needs a solution customized to its individual business processes. This can very quickly become an extensive project, but with ready-to-use packages, we minimize this complexity in a cost-effective and at all times transparent manner.

Our CAB Package allows you access to the SAP Ariba Network and 4.1 million business opportunities. We make it easy for you to get started with SAP at a fixed price of €39.900, including the integration of SAP Ariba Buying into your existing ERP system, plus SAP license fees.

Do you have any further questions about our CNT services? Then feel free to send us an e-mail or call us at one of our offices in Germany or abroad.


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