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.

We’ll be rolling out this system over the next three years with pilot projects in Brazil and France set to get underway in mid-2020.

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 to this new technology.

You can view various training videos and documentation by visiting the Ariba website or the SAP Ariba YouTube channel. In the meantime, here are two videos from their YouTube channel that you may find useful.

How to create your Ariba Network account and how to configure it to collaborate with DSM:


How to process a PO from DSM on the Ariba Network; plus how to create order confirmation and turn this into an invoice once the goods or services are delivered:


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    At DSM our sustainable procurement programs help us work in partnership with our suppliers in delivering on our purpose of creating brighter lives for all – not just today but for generations to come.

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