Now you can source the world’s largest online sourcing marketplace for free

Leveraging our FreeMarkets technology and services, SAP Ariba Start Sourcing is an intuitive, web-based RFX management tool that gives you access to more than 2 million suppliers on Ariba Network. It's free sourcing software delivered as a cloud-based service. That means, without placing demands on your IT department or operating budget, you can quickly and easily create and manage sourcing events that can ...

  • cut sourcing cycle times 50 percent
  • reduce administrative costs 60 percent
  • trim prices an average of 17 percent*


You get all this


Fast RFX publishing

A wizard-driven process helps you rapidly create and publish your RFI, RFP, and reverse and forward auctions.

More competitive bids

When you create your sourcing event, qualified suppliers on Ariba Network are alerted to your needs, stimulating more competition and bids for your business.

Up-to-date supplier information

Suppliers are motivated by competition to keep their profiles current, so you can spend your time more productively.

Handy dashboards and reports

Drive events from your configurable dashboard, and stay informed about status, tasks, responses, and more with ready-made, exportable reports.

Rapid, efficient communications

Handle supplier Q&A and exchange messages right from your event: one-to-one, one-to-many, buyer-to-buyer, and buyer-to-supplier.

Global/multi-lingual capabilities

Information is normalized to your preferences when suppliers bid in their native language and currency.

Helpful online resources

Web-based tech support, tutorials, and RFX templates are at your fingertips to help build your sourcing events.

Two-user capacity

Two users can both create two sourcing events per month. Minimum usage requirement is one event per month for your company.

Broad team collaboration

Up to 20 team members can gain visibility into a sourcing event to collaborate and provide feedback.

Learn more

Use these links to learn all about SAP Ariba Start Sourcing, our free sourcing software:


* Aberdeen Group, 2002, 2005; SAP Ariba internal data, Sept. 2010