The SAP Ariba network

Building our relationship

Join us on a digital journey

SAP Ariba is a cloud-based procurement system that includes a transaction platform called the Ariba Network.

By bringing this new technology on-stream we’ll enable the dynamic exchange of electronic business documents including purchase orders, order confirmations and invoices. Meanwhile, we’re also expanding the availability of Ariba Catalogs to streamline online ordering for our users.

The first countries and sites have started to use the SAP Ariba system successfully. We continue our global roll-out onboarding further countries and sites in the coming months. The implementation of SAP Ariba is a key step in our DSM transformation journey to strengthen our partnership and to improve the End-to-End processes, and we invite our suppliers to join us on the Ariba Network.

Supplier benefits

If you’re a supplier, this system will make doing business with DSM easier by:

  • Streamlining the management of tenders, POs and invoices via a more efficient, electronic process.
  • Processing payments in a more timely and accurate manner.
  • Reducing the time and operational costs devoted to issue resolution (as well as paper use).
  • Automating invoice creation – for example by automatically flipping a submitted PO into an invoice with no need for extra work.
  • Providing easy access to both invoice and payment status, directly from the Ariba Network.

Ultimately, this is not just an investment in technology. By adopting this system we are investing in a long-term relationship that will help us do business better together.

Getting started

As a valued supplier and partner of DSM, we thank you for your co-operation during our Transition in this new technology.

You can view various training videos, documentation on how to set up your Ariba account (Standard Account or Enterprise Account) and the DSM Frequently Asked Questions by visiting the 'DSM Supplier Information Portal SAP Ariba'.

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