What is Ariba Network?
The Ariba Network is a full cloud-based marketplace where Cargill’s suppliers can transact within a single, networked e-commerce platform. The Ariba network handles purchasing transactions including: Purchase Orders, Order Confirmations, Invoices, etc. (Not applicable for APAC or LATAM)
Cargill uses the Ariba Network within specific locations and for particular supply categories. Cargill will contact suppliers to join the network if their business matches Cargill’s criteria.
Seeking to achieve better performance to guarantee efficiency and effectiveness through technological solutions to streamline its Procurement processes and unify global procedures, Cargill found in the Ariba Network tool the ease and innovation necessary to rationalize its supply chain.
On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers can collaborate on transactions, strengthen relationships, and discover new business opportunities more easily. Buyers can manage the entire procurement process, from negotiation to payment, while controlling spending, seeking new sources of savings, and creating a healthy supply chain. Suppliers can help buyers meet their purchasing goals, increase customer satisfaction, simplify the sales cycle, and improve cash flow.
Ariba Network helps suppliers by connecting people, systems and processes between companies to simplify business commerce. Using the online platform to host all actions speeds up the process and saves businesses time and money, without wasting more hours printing, waiting for responses, or searching hundreds of emails. It puts an end to clutter and puts all your information in one area that is easy to access and search. SAP Ariba also helps companies focus their spending on the vendors they want to work with, which is why those vendors often see connections and collaborations in a highly scalable, global, and secure environment.
All providers can be part of the Ariba Network and must qualify their companies for the new Cargill procedures.
If you are interested in enabling and better understanding how the tool works, check out the training materials below.
How the Ariba Network makes fulfillment simple and easy:
- Extend timely PO confirmations with traceability
- Issue a clean invoice the first time, every time (Not applicable for APAC or LATAM)
- Know when you’ll get paid, and for what
- Get rid of paper and go digital with electronic invoicing and in return get better visibility into payments. (Not applicable for APAC or LATAM)
What will change when you join the Ariba Network:
- Purchase Orders will be sent through Ariba Network instead of via e-mail.
- Suppliers will use the Ariba Network platform to confirm the PO (confirming quantity, delivery date, etc) and submit invoices.
- Suppliers should contact the Cargill PO Processor directly via email if they identify missing lines in the PO.
Where to find Ariba training documents
Supplier Information Portal:
Suppliers must have an Ariba Network supplier account to access the supplier information portal, or you can use a secure link in the trading relationship request letter.
The link to Supplier Information Portal is available in the following pages within your Ariba account.
- Enablement tasks
- Task details
- Customer relationships
- Trading relationship request letter
These links give easy access to the supplier information portal if you need more information about your supplier enablement processes.
Cargill Ariba Master Guide :
The Ariba Master guide comprises of all details pertaining to Ariba network, right from account set up to submitting invoices via network. The Master guide along with quick reference guide is available within the Supplier Information Portal. (Invoicing information not applicable for APAC or LATAM)
Ariba Helpdesk :
For any questions/concerns related to Ariba, the helpdesk option is listed on the right top corner of your Ariba network homepage. They have chat and phone support available.
For support, click on Support at the bottom of the Help Center
Supplier Information Portal
For additional Ariba information to better comprehend business with Cargill.