Find and connect with your suppliers

There are several ways you can connect with your existing suppliers on Ariba Network.

Supplier match analysis

SAP Ariba can analyze your vendor master list – all or a portion of it – to determine which of your suppliers are already Ariba Network suppliers. You’ll find these suppliers easier to connect with because of their familiarity with SAP Ariba. To get started, please contact your customer engagement executive.

Keep in mind that suppliers are constantly joining Ariba Network, so if this analysis has been done for you before it’s still a good idea to run it again from time to time.

Supplier enablement services

SAP Ariba can help you organize and manage your supplier enablement program. This could include any or all of the following aspects:

  • Wave/flight plan best practices
  • Outreach
  • Communications
  • Integration
  • Catalogs

Your customer engagement executive can help you determine what help you need and how to get started.

Supplier self-nomination for buyers

It’s easy to let your suppliers find you on Ariba Network, too. Just follow these steps:

First, opt into the program

  1. Log in to Ariba Network and select Administration
  2. Select Configuration
  3. Select Supplier Self-Nomination
  4. Complete and submit the form

You can see a step-by-step presentation of the opt-in process here.

Then, review supplier requests

  1. Log into Ariba Network and select Supplier Enablement
  2. Select Active Relationships
  3. Review your suppliers that have requested a connection
  4. Accept or decline your supplier’s connection request
  5. Review the confirmation and return to Home

You can see a step-by-step presentation of the review process here.

If you have any questions about the self-nomination program or need additional assistance, please contact your customer engagement executive,

Lastly, don't forget SAP Ariba Discovery while you’re taking steps to connect with your suppliers. That’s where you can see profiles of your suppliers who are already on Ariba Network and read and submit supplier reviews.


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