Understanding SAP and Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS)
ARIBA NOTE: Some of the specific content in this section may not applicable for Cargill ARIBA Network (AN) Transactions. Please refer to the Understanding Ariba section of Supplier Central for information on AN transactions.
Cargill is migrating some purchasing and businesses from legacy systems onto SAP. The information in this section outlines the changes our suppliers need to be aware of in order to comply with new procedures due to a system upgrade to SAP.
Cargill is offering LIVE informational Cargill SAP TC2 Supplier Process Overview sessions that we encourage all suppliers that do business with Cargill plants that use SAP TC2 to attend. Suppliers will be able to ask questions during the session. Please visit the Announcements page to register for the upcoming event.
Many businesses and suppliers who have already upgraded to SAP, which for many involves utilizing evaluated receipt settlement (ERS). ERS eliminates supplier invoicing activities by automatically settling payments to suppliers based on matching the purchase order price and the goods receipt quantity and/or service receipt.
Eligibility for ERS
Cargill supports ERS with certain suppliers and/or Cargill businesses that meet specific requirements. We provide this option on a case-by-case basis and will reach out to eligible suppliers.
Ensuring success using ERS
The most important step is to ensure you follow the instructions on your purchase order to ensure that you are paid accurately and on time. Settling through ERS does not involve sending invoices to Cargill Financial Shared Services, but suppliers must confirm that pricing on their PO from Cargill matches what they expect to be paid, including all charges and taxes. This may require that service providers provide final cost by item to their Cargill plant contact. Again, please follow the instructions on your purchase order.