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SAP Supplier Relationship Management

Streamline your procurement operations and increase your bottom line savings with our supplier relationship management portfolio. Simplify and accelerate all aspects of your procurement functions — from spend analysis to strategic sourcing to contract life-cycle management — and automate your entire procure-to-pay process.

We offer the breadth of services to help you reduce expenses, manage supplier risk, build collaborative supplier relationships, and enforce standard procedures for the purchase of goods and services — with a variety of delivery models to meet different needs.

Software for Fully Integrated Source-to-Pay

Many businesses are seeking to increase bottom-line cost savings delivered by sourcing and procurement functions. By focusing on procurement operations as profit centers, forward-looking companies are strengthening supplier relationships and making procurement a more strategic partner in the organization.

The SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) application automates, simplifies, and accelerates procure-to-pay processes for goods and services. With SAP SRM, you can reduce procurement costs, build collaborative supplier relationships, better manage supply bases, and improve your bottom line with innovative offerings and a faster time to market.

Part of the SAP Business Suite family of business applications, SAP SRM delivers an integrated offering for automating goods and services procure-to-pay processes and extending the value delivered by SAP Business Suite.

Procurement Business Process Outsourcing

More and more, organizations opting for business process outsourcing (BPO) are turning to providers whose services are powered by SAP applications. Learn how you can generate sustainable business value and dramatically lower costs and BPO risk with BPO-specific process solutions.

Building on Core SAP SRM Functionality

Leverage the following applications to supplement your core supplier relationship management functionality:

  • SAP Sourcing
  • SAP Sourcing OnDemand
  • SAP Contract Lifecycle Management
  • SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management

SAP Sourcing

Fast, Flexible, and Sustainable Sourcing

The SAP Sourcing application can help you maximize savings through fast, flexible, and sustainable sourcing. With multiple delivery options, such as hosted and on-premise, only SAP addresses the supplier relationship management needs of your entire organization – now and in the future.

The SAP Sourcing application enables negotiation activities, including:

  • Spend analysis
  • Category and project management
  • Requests for proposals, information, and quotation
  • Forward and reverse auctions
  • Contract generation and management
  • Supplier management

The SAP Sourcing application helps you attain bottom-line savings and accelerate time to benefit by cutting costs and encouraging user adoption. Together with the SAP SRM application, SAP Sourcing gives you a complete sourcing-to-contract management process – with several points of entry into the process, multiple delivery model options, and a seamless migration path to transform your purchasing functions.

SAP Sourcing OnDemand Solution

A Comprehensive On-Demand Solution for Sustainable Savings

To survive in an increasingly challenging global economy, procurement organizations like yours need to drive sustainable cost savings, manage contracts efficiently, optimize supplier management, and deliver rapid time-to-value. The SAP Sourcing OnDemand solution can help.

The SAP Sourcing OnDemand solution comprises strategic sourcing, contract life-cycle management, and supplier management components. This subscription-based solution offers a combination of software, services, and support that can empower you to manage the entire strategic sourcing-to-contract process.

SAP Sourcing OnDemand can help you:

  • Ensure sustainable cost savings
  • Deliver comprehensive contract management
  • Gain 360-degree supplier insight
  • Provide flexibility to meet corporate and process needs
  • Enable quick realization of benefits via an on-demand model
  • Deliver rapid time to value through fast innovation and adoption

SAP Contract Lifecycle Management

Boost Savings and Revenue While Lowering Risk

From strategy and creation to execution and monitoring, contracts are dynamic in nature and require varying levels of management along the entire life cycle. Whatever the purpose of their contracts, organizations must maintain tight control over them and address common issues, such as inconsistent language, incomplete approvals, long contract completion cycles, and limited visibility and compliance.

The SAP Contract Lifecycle Management (SAP CLM) application supports your company's entire contract management process. The application supports all contract types and can integrate with back-end systems in support of contract compliance.

By enabling proactive management of all aspects of the contract life cycle, SAP CLM will help you:

  • Accelerate time to contract through automated contract creation and collaboration
  • Lower legal, financial, and regulatory risk through standardized language and reporting
  • Protect your company's bottom line
  • Realize full savings and revenue through contract visibility and awareness
  • Ensure more control and better compliance throughout the contract life cycle via system integration, alerting, and reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management

Maximize Savings, Reduce Supplier Risk

In today's economic environment, your success depends in large part on your ability to reduce spend, increase cost savings, and identify supplier risk through effective spend performance management processes. Your purchasing department has a lot of factors to consider: budgets, planning, import costs, trade compliance, supplier soundness, and historical price and supplier performance data can impact how and from where you source – as well as how much you can negotiate.

Despite these many procurement factors, many enterprises lack access to data such as supplier payments, contract information, supplier risk profiles, and unclassified invoices. Information may be outsourced or siloed in various ledgers, purchasing cards, and travel and expense reports. Key spend data or supplier linkages might be incomplete, ill-defined, or simply missing. And when the information isn't accessible or complete, there's no way to leverage it to improve decision making.

The SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management application can help your business users – from analysts to category and line-of-business managers – gain insight into savings opportunities and compliance by enabling access to aggregated, enriched spend data. SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management can help your end users continually identify fragmented contracts, distributed supply bases, and multiple contracts with single suppliers and sole-sourced suppliers. In addition, you can proactively identify supplier risks based on external information as well as prioritize these risks by spend volume and the buying centers affected. Plus, your users can easily analyze the distribution of company spend together with supplier risk and market factors that may impact that spend.

SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management provides your procurement and finance business users with an intuitive user interface that can empower them to:

  • Rapidly identify savings opportunities
  • Gain spend visibility and solve the spend data challenge
  • Reduce supplier risks
  • Increase spend under management