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Ariba, ERP and SRM has a Hybrid solution will process efficiencies and effective cost management.

Migration Strategy

Networked Economy

1.Analyze Spend to unleash potential savings and planning KPI targets @ Ariba Spend

2.Conduct research for new sourcing plans and needs @ Ariba Discovery. Ariba does the matching for buyers/sellers

3.Initiate RFP & Auction @ Ariba Sourcing

4.Suppliers submit RFP responses @ Ariba Supplier Network

5.Create contracts for winning suppliers @ Ariba Contracting

6.Update contracts as catalogs for suppliers @ Ariba Procurement content

7.All business users continue indirect procurement with SAP SRM 7.0

8.All business users continue direct procurement with SAP S4/HANA

9.Suppliers respond to all Purchaser Orders @ Ariba Network

10.OR Suppliers can also receive PO @ XML/EDI

11.Suppliers submit Invoices @ Ariba Network

12.OR Suppliers can charge to Credit Card @ Ariba Pay [Presently Discover]

13.Conduct Invoice Management @ SAP Open Text Add-on for ERP

14.Release payments @ SAP ERP

15.Suppliers receive all payment information @ Ariba Discounting [Ariba Supplier Network]

16.Conduct Supplier performance @ Ariba Supplier Performance Management

17.Manage suppliers @ Ariba Supplier Information Management

Migration Sequence

Upgrade to S4/HANA with Fiori Apps on the speed raceway

Migrate to Ariba Spend

Migrate to Ariba Sourcing, Contract Management with Procurement Content and Integrate with Supplier Network

Integrate Ariba Pay and Discount Management

Integrate and build Supplier Performance

System Integration

1.SAP SNC Ariba Supplier Network*

2.SAP ERP Ariba Supplier Network*

3.Leverage SAP ERP Add On for Analytics with Ariba Spend, as required

4.Ariba Contract Integration with SAP SRM (Indirect) & SAP ERP (Direct), as required

Indicates learning opportunities for SAP Consultants

Indicates Rapid Deployment Solutions [RDS] package availability for accelerated implementations

Disclaimer - Framework for Companies with Source to Settle Global Workforce over 10,000 and SAP SRM 7.0 On Premise Implementation