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.