Flexible on-demand tools and technology let you smoothly segment and onboard thousands of global suppliers into your network, and connect supplier systems and processes to yours. Onboarding experts are ready 24x7 to help you plan, prioritize, and execute, or you can handle things on your own with user-friendly tools. Self-service functionality automates enablement for any supplier, anywhere in the world, with open, standards-based electronic communication that facilitates widespread adoption. Plus, the solution offers all the advantages of Ariba Network, with millions of suppliers worldwide already participating and support provided in 20 languages.
By providing a single, network-based platform for supply chain collaboration, Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain enables you to manage all direct materials procurement activities in one place. Electronic communication tools automate interactions with suppliers and other partners, shortening cycle times and expediting decisions. The ability to “connect once, collaborate with many” makes interactions and transactions simpler, giving you greater agility to deal with supply chain volatility and meet market demands. Collaborate on purchase orders, subcontracting orders, consigned inventory signals, scheduling agreement releases, confirmations, component inventory data, advance ship notices, goods receipt notices, and VAT-compliant and self-billed invoices
The intelligent network approach of Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain enables you to identify potential supply chain problems early, so you can resolve them before they become serious. Configurable business rules allow instant identification of errors through automatic validation and reconciliation. Automated dashboards and reporting make it easier to track the percentages of on-time orders, orders committed to, orders responded to, and other key metrics. Diverse tools give suppliers targeted intelligence to enhance productivity, such as ship notice due lists that allow fast prioritization and consolidation of shipments, and actionable items to confirm lists that enable quick and efficient confirmations on multiple PO line items and provide real-time information on steps suppliers must take.