Today, Supply Chain Leaders have to weigh spending on growth against controlling spend as they respond to the demands of a fast-moving digital and global economy.
Spend management is the tried and true practice of comprehensively managing all supplier relationships and company purchasing to identify every dollar spent and get the most out of it. Spend management best practices integrate and automate all spend-related activities from source to settle so that buying happens as planned and suppliers get paid in compliance with contracts.
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With streamlined purchasing, increased visibility and improved vendor relationships Cognitus’ SAP Ariba experts are helping customers make their procurement processes simple and smart.
Higher productivity through intelligent, timesaving capabilities and tools; fewer invoice errors and exceptions leading to faster reconciliation and payment; centralized data and seamlessly connected business processes; increased ability to negotiate savings; greater spend visibility, control, and compliance – with Cognitus as your trust partner the possibilities are endless.
Discover SAP Ariba's extensive portfolio of solutions for large, midsize, and growing companies. You’ll find out how SAP Ariba is driving rapid innovations to make your procurement, fulfillment, and financial supply chain management processes simple and smart. By removing complexity and giving buyers and suppliers the tools to strengthen and improve everything from source to pay – all in one place
Our Source-to-Pay solutions include:
SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing is the easy-to-use, procure-to-pay (P2P) software solution that sets the standard for all other procurement software offerings. It’s user-friendly, with streamlined catalogue maintenance and a configurable interface. This P2P solution can help your business become more agile by allowing you to better control global spend with flexible management and visibility tools. SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing also helps you to simplify commerce by consolidating and managing each phase of your procure-to-pay process.
Buyers from large, midsize, and growing companies enjoy the simple and smart guided buying experience. It delivers a quick ROI through built-in approval flows that ensure both catalogue and contract compliance. The result: you can manage more spend with less effort – helping you maximize savings and meet unprecedented demands with intelligence, innovation, and speed.
The power to transform your supply chain from a disconnected to a collaborative, digitally connected supply network can give you the power to sense and respond to demand changes quickly. You gain greater flexibility and visibility to reduce inventory buffers while increasing service levels and on-time shipments
Achieve complete supply chain visibility with SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration. Integrated with your ERP and supply chain optimization systems, this collaboration platform equips you to work safely and easily with multiple tiers of contract manufacturers and suppliers across key supply chain planning and execution processes.
Share production forecasts, orders, quality, and inventory information with suppliers and obtain their responses in real time.
Anticipate and resolve supply assurance problems quickly with collaboration dashboards that alert you to supply and demand mismatches. Onboard all your suppliers using our on-demand tools, multiple integration options, and supplier enablement teams with decades of onboarding expertise.
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Purchase or subcontract order
Schedule agreement release
Component ship notice
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Goods Receipt Notice
Consignment inventory status
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Self-Billing or ERS invoice
Component receipt notice
Planned replenishment notification
Advance Ship Notice
Quality deviation request or
SMI = Supplier-managed inventory
ERS= Evaluated receipt settlement
Processes denoted in light font and with dotted lines are available in optional add-on modules.
Contract lifecycle management (CLM) automates and streamlines contract processes during key stages. These stages include: initiation, authoring, process and workflow, negotiation and approval, execution, ongoing management and compliance (within the repository), and contract renewal. Most contract management software is designed to provide greater visibility into corporate spend, create greater efficiencies in the contract process, and lower administrative costs. This is accomplished by:
Managing procurement and sales contracts, IP licenses, and internal agreements
Automating and accelerating contract lifecycle management from start to finish
Standardizing and controlling contract development
Strengthening operational, contractual, and regulatory compliance
Creating contracts quickly and easily using pre-approved templates and legal clauses.
Manage sourcing, contracting, and spend analysis processes for all categories of spend – direct and indirect materials as well as services – all in one place. With the end to end visibility procurement leaders can optimize cost, manage risk, reduce maverick spend, stop contract leakages and ensure that their organization fully realizes the savings they negotiated.
SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance provides comprehensive tools to better manage suppliers. It helps you reduce onboarding and qualification cycle time and scale compliance for your entire supply base. The solution capabilities are designed to:
Provide you with a single, up-to-date supplier record
Make it easy for suppliers to maintain their own information
Let you manage suppliers based on specific parameters
With continuous risk monitoring from onboarding to qualification to performance management buyers can detect early warning signals and proactively monitor risks for each supplier engagement during the procurement process.
Spend analysis bring addressable spend under management and delivers the visibility you need to make better, faster, and more confident buying decisions – and negotiate with more clout. That’s because you’ll know:
How much you’re spending among families of suppliers.
Where savings leak, prices vary, and purchasing overlaps.
Compare your spend to that of your industry peers
See which suppliers can help you achieve diversity and sustainability – and more.
Cognitus also offer solutions for Midsize and growing companies with accelerated packages such as SAP Ariba SNAP and Digital Supplier Network.
Designed specifically for mid-sized companies SAP Ariba SNAP allows growing companies to adopt integrated procure to pay solutions, improve cashflow compliance and control and scales as they grow. By digitalizing and automating each step of their buying process, growing organizations eliminate paper-intensive, manual processes that prevent them from gaining visibility into company-wide spending. Using Ariba SNAP’s role-based dashboards that present real-time information, procurement leaders get the actionable insights they need to control spending and reduce costs
Backed by SAP Ariba’s decades of procurement expertise, SAP Ariba SNAP provides easy-to-use tools for both you and your employees through a solution that is:
Packaged and priced to fit your business.
Built to improve cash flow, control, and compliance without adding complexity.
Designed to scale as you grow.
Capable of freeing up your staff to focus on more strategic sourcing and procurement activities.
Digital Supplier Network connects buyers with all their suppliers regardless of size, location, or technical sophistication. By leverage ecommerce capabilities you can speed up your procurement process, automate invoice processing, enforce compliance, improve supplier collaboration, and increase your returns on working capital. DSN makes transacting with suppliers as easy for your businesses as it is for your consumers.
S/4HANA OR SAP ECC Procurement leaders rely on Cognitus to help them work with the world’s largest business network, digitalize, and fully integrate their source-to-pay process. With Digital Supplier Network enabled our customers get the intelligence and visibility they need to be agile, mitigate supplier risk and achieve long-term resiliency against disruptions.
Procurement leaders rely on Cognitus to help them work with the world’s largest business network, digitalize, and fully integrate their source-to-pay process. With Digital Supplier Network enabled our customers get the intelligence and visibility they need to be agile, mitigate supplier risk and achieve long-term resiliency against disruptions.