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Auctions and procurement processes simplification

Our customer can actively conduct e-auctions to choose the best supplier, spending less time on the procurement procedure agreement.

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Our customer can actively conduct e-auctions to choose the best supplier, spending less time on the procurement procedure agreement


A global manufacturer.


Our customer needed to simplify and improve its business processes covered by the SAP Ariba Сloud solution.


LeverX simplified and enhanced procurement processes arranged in SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing.

Customer Background

A couple of years ago, the company implemented the SAP Ariba Sourcing solution (to conduct tenders and auctions) and the SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing solution (to manage purchases and invoices).

The customer enlisted the help of LeverX SAP Ariba consultants to simplify complicated and unnecessary system operations, reset processes, add new templates, and implement additional features to meet particular business requirements.

Products and Services

Project Scope

Our project team was responsible for fulfilling the tasks covered in the following:

        • SAP Ariba Sourcing is the solution that ensures tender and auction transparency, manages inner agreements, and assists in enhancing the search for the best supplier.
        • SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing is an SAP Ariba module that controls the procurement process, including purchase order creation, shipment notifications, invoices management, goods tracking, and compliance with supplier requirements.
        • SAP Ariba Guided Buying is an SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing add-on that provides an attractive, friendly user interface, hence, facilitates the procurement process.

Key Features

SAP Ariba Sourcing

        • Reconfiguring the system to simplify current tender processes
        • Developing new procurement templates (RFI, RFP, RFQ, agreement with NDA within the SAP Ariba Sourcing)
        • Organizing e-auctions
        • Adding various types of auctions
        • Supporting the solution

SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing

        • Constantly improving the system
        • Adding new features (for example, the opportunity to procure services via SAP Ariba)
        • Supporting the solution

SAP Guided Buying

        • Implementing solution for market categories of goods
        • Setting front page according to the categories for indirect procurement in Guided Buying
        • SAP Guided Buying rollout for other countries
        • Planning rollout for all categories of goods (November 2021)

Business Benefits of Implementing SAP Ariba Solutions

Unified agreement process

Unified application agreement criteria within the company’s regional organizational structure; automatic user notifications about the need for documents agreement.

Marketing handbook arrangement

Proper maintenance handbook on categories of goods.

Increase in the number of countries that implemented SAP Ariba

14 European countries have already implemented SAP Ariba.

Enhanced purchasing experience with Guided Buying

Easy-to-use catalogs, recommendations on choosing the suppliers, etc.

Accelerated supply cycle

Thanks to electronic interaction with suppliers, the time for processing documents is reduced.

Costs and risks reduction when choosing a supplier

Tender procedures control; choosing the best supplier.


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The customer now actively conducts centralized tenders and timely auctions with SAP Ariba Sourcing. This allows them to quickly compare offers from suppliers, monitor  and manage each stage of procurement procedures, and attract new suppliers with required qualifications. Integration of SAP Ariba with SAP ERP guarantees the accuracy and efficiency of the information received.

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