Strategic Sourcing Solutions

Strategic Sourcing Solutions

Discover qualified suppliers, speed up your sourcing cycles, and create the most competitive, best-value agreements for rapid, sustainable savings.

Build the Right Strategic Sourcing Environment to Cut Your Costs and Minimize Your Risks

You want best-value sourcing agreements, the kind that provide sustainable savings. That takes the right strategic sourcing environment, one that's connected to a powerful supplier network and built with superior tools, expertise, and information. Only then can you stimulate enough competition among qualified sellers to cut costs while minimizing risks.

Build that environment with Ariba sourcing solutions, and deliver the best sourcing events ever. With tight integration to the Ariba Network, it provides:

  • Connections to more than 1.7 million companies
  • Quick and easy supplier discovery
  • Up-to-date supplier information
  • Intuitive RFX tools for RFI, RFP, and auctions
  • Patented competitive-bidding and timing options
  • Automated and adjustable negotiation processes
  • Access to Ariba's sourcing partners, experts in category intelligence

Get the Most Complete, Most Widely Adopted Strategic Sourcing Solutions

Fast Time-to-Value

Enjoy fast time-to-value and low total-cost-of-ownership with cloud-based delivery.

Quick and Easy Supplier Discovery

Create posts with Ariba Discovery, a free service that matches your needs with qualified sellers on the Ariba Network.

Lower Supply Risk

With the most sellers to choose from, and up-to-date profiles, ratings, and assessments, it's easier to develop a large supply base and back-up sources.

Expertise and Best Practices

From onsite consulting to web-based templates, services are available to help maximize use of your sourcing solutions.

Networking & Knowledge-Sharing

Network, share knowledge, and solve problems with your peers on Ariba Exchange, our free professional community platform.

User-Friendly Application

From the simplest RFX to the most complex multi-parameter bids, handy wizards and tools help you launch events, collaborate, and negotiate.

Sourcing Lifecycle Automation

Automate everything from supplier discovery and dynamic negotiations to savings tracking.

Better Workflow, Better Compliance

iMProve project management and compliance with advanced, automated workflow and approval-routing.

Sourcing Event Support

Ensure event success with sourcing support desk and event-day management assistance. Level-one help desk support is offered to both buyers and sellers.

Category and Commodity Insights

Ariba Sourcing is category-intelligence ready, so you can enhance it with expert insights from Ariba's sourcing partners.