Source services, indirect materials, even direct materials using one solution 

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.

You can create that environment with the right strategic sourcing solutions. With tight integration to Ariba Network and connections to more than 2 million suppliers, SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite both provide the features and benefits you need to deliver the best sourcing results ever.

And with SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite, you can simplify your sourcing processes further by using a single solution for all spend categories – services, indirect materials, and direct materials.


Create the right strategic sourcing environment for your organization

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the primary features of SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite.

Solution Feature Description SAP Ariba Sourcing
SAP Ariba Strategic 
Sourcing Suite 
Fast time-to-value Cloud-based delivery means fast ROI and low TCO.
Quick and easy supplier discovery Find qualified suppliers with free business matchmaking.
Supplier profile management Lower supply risk with up-to-date supplier information.
User-friendly app Wizards and tools help guide the way in events both simple and complex.
Compliance through workflow Ensure compliance with advanced, automated workflow and approval routing.
Sourcing event support Sourcing and event-day management assistance, including level-one help for both buyers and suppliers.
Expertise and best practices From onsite consulting to web-based templates, services are available to maximize your ROI.
Advanced negotiation types Multiple event types and advanced scoring, along with award optimization and analysis, increase materials savings.
Advanced direct materials sourcing capabilities Innovations enable sourcing of both indirect and advanced direct materials on a single platform. -
Product lifecycle sourcing Seamless data sharing through integration with PLM, material management, and vendor management systems. -
Integrated contract management Improve control and compliance with integrated capabilities for authoring and approving contracts, including a clause library, workflow, and centralized repository. -
Integrated supplier lifecycle and performance management Capabilities and resources include your vendor master in the cloud, flexible matrix qualification, scorecards, and supplier performance management. -

Learn more

To learn more about SAP Ariba strategic sourcing solutions, review these datasheets:

SAP Ariba Sourcing | SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite