Ideally, purchasing organisations should be able to focus more on strategic and innovative matters these days and make a noticeable contribution to value creation in their own business. Unfortunately, reality is somewhat different in many companies:
SAP Ariba Category Management counters all these challenges.
SAP Ariba Category Management is a toolkit that will help you set up an intelligent and standardised plan-to-strategy process. By implementing a consistent process across all categories many stakeholders will have tangible benefits:
Procurement will thus generate added values in the company and is actively driving their agenda with the objective of aligning business goals and requirements with market supply.
SAP Ariba Category Management is based on the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) and is thus easily integrated with other SAP systems (such as SAP Ariba Sourcing, SAP Ariba Spend Analysis) and non-SAP systems.
Like many other SAP solutions, SAP Ariba Category Management is aimed at businesses of a certain size. The presence of SAP Ariba Sourcing is of advantage for implementing the solution, but not a prerequisite.
One additional aspect to consider is the maturity level of your procurement organisation. We will gladly help you determine this with our Next-Gen Readiness Assessment. Get in touch with our expert Tobias Klein (contact details further down on this page) or find out how we support customers with increasing their level of maturity through our Business Transformation Services.
SAP Ariba Category Management is a set of over 25 tools arranged in three phases:
As already mentioned, SAP Ariba Category Management is based on the SAP BTP, which facilitates integration with SAP and third-party tools. Market data can be collected from external sources, such as Beroe, and users will automatically receive suggestions for opportunities, based on AI.