SAP Ariba Catalog
Covering the long tail simply and efficiently
SAP Ariba Catalog, also known as Ariba Procurement Catalog, is SAP Ariba's own catalog solution. It offers extensive possibilities for loading electronic catalogs, their validations and approvals. All standard catalog formats are supported, including BMECat 1.2, CIF 3.0 and Excel. In addition to static catalogs, punch-out catalogs (Level 1 and Level 2) can also be handled.
Utilising the Ariba Network, suppliers can load their catalogs independently, so that only a commercial check takes place in purchasing. Different filter options, such as New Items, Modified Items and Deleted Items, enable standardised and efficient checking of catalog data.
With Spot Buy, SAP Ariba also offers the option of integrating a marketplace directly into the SAP Ariba Buying procurement solution. This enables purchasing companies to address long tail spend, i.e. spend that is not strategically managed or under management. This means any spend without a contract framework agreement or negotiated work order. These items can now be efficiently purchased via catalog, therefore again reducing the creation of free text items.