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SAP Ariba Sourcing, standard and base editions

Want to cut costs, limit risk, and maximize supply chain savings? Choose from two product editions to achieve sustainable results fast.

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Boost your bottom line by improving sourcing efficiency and agility

With margins under pressure, keeping control of costs is key. By streamlining access to a global network of suppliers and increasing spend visibility, you can speed up your sourcing cycles, adapt to evolving organizational needs, and discover valuable savings opportunities.

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SAP Ariba Sourcing Software

Manage spend more strategically and achieve new savings by using the standard edition of SAP Ariba Sourcing to discover and select qualified suppliers from a broad supplier network and automate, streamline, and track sourcing activities.

  • Cloud Deployment
  • SAP Business AI and machine learning-based features for guided sourcing
  • Functionality for creating and managing the sourcing pipeline
  • Supplier access to one of the world’s largest business networks


Improve spend coverage across categories

Help sourcing managers create and manage the sourcing pipeline to rationalize the supply base, negotiate lower pricing, and respond to demand.

Execute your desired sourcing outcomes

Catalyze your sourcing strategy using a range of advanced RFP and auction tools.

Realize sustainable savings

Enforce negotiated savings when you integrate sourcing with contracting, supplier management, operational procurement, and analytics processes.

Features of Sourcing Software

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SAP Ariba Souring Software Features
Simplified sourcing activities
  • Enable sourcing managers to create sourcing projects and events intuitively
  • Choose event types and capabilities, including RFI, RFP, forward and reverse auctions, and tiered and mixed events
  • Develop content more easily with in-line editing, bulk line-item management, and project widgets
Guided sourcing processes
  • Standardize processes and workflows with artificial intelligence and machine learning–based features
  • Identify and qualify appropriate suppliers before onboarding
  • Track savings to evaluate the effect of sourcing programs and gain guidance on next best steps using intelligent recommendations
Supplier discovery and onboarding
  • One of the world’s largest business networks to improve supplier collaboration and procurement activities
  • Manage sourcing events, supplier onboarding, and lifecycle management
  • Execute sourcing strategies and gain real-time visibility into projects
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Optimize supplier choice and savings with AI in SAP Ariba Sourcing

Built-in SAP Business AI capabilities help you quickly match top suppliers to your unique needs, and supplement sourcing requests with helpful input.

In the video, see how sourcing managers use AI to:
  • Identify and merge item content from spreadsheets into purchase request
  • View best-matched suppliers and items within sourcing transactions
  • Enrich requests with questions, inquiries, and requirements to ensure proper fulfillment

Get started in as little as a week with our sourcing base edition

Fast track immediate value and results for your business with SAP Ariba Sourcing, base edition. It’s a lighter, lower-cost version of the full solution, giving you quick access to the core functionality used by thousands of companies worldwide to achieve bottom-line success.

SAP Ariba Souring Software

With a largely self-guided deployment and preconfigured capabilities, the base edition of SAP Ariba Sourcing is designed to radically reduce the time and effort required to achieve sourcing excellence.

  • Guided sourcing experience with embedded, contextual help
  • RFI and RFP quick-start projects for fast execution of events
  • Integrated supplier discovery and access to SAP Business Network
  • Unlimited sourcing events with multilingual, multicurrency support
  • Supplier access to one of the world’s largest business networks

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