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Strategic Procurement Suite

The digitization of business interactions is an essential step on the way towards Industry 4.0. We want to take this step together with our suppliers. Therefore, we are now using the Strategic Procurement Suite (SPS) by SAP Ariba to handle the sourcing, supplier management and contracting process.

BASF will, in the future, exclusively use SAP Ariba for tenders. The online platform will be introduced in several waves starting from 01 April 2017. For you as a supplier, the registration for SAP Ariba as well as the participation in tenders will be free of charge.

1. Registration Process

For suppliers who do not have an existing SAP Ariba account
If you do not have an existing SAP Ariba account, we kindly ask you to create a new one according to the following process chart:

For suppliers with an existing SAP Ariba account
If you already have an existing SAP Ariba account, we kindly ask you to proceed according to the following process chart:

2. Benefits for Suppliers

  • You see all BASF tenders which are relevant for you at one glance and can decide to take part or not
  • You can upload all necessary tender documents to the online platform
  • All tender related communication between BASF and you will be recorded in the message history
  • At any time you can track the status of your tenders
  • SPS will be implemented all over the world, therefore all the BASF Buyers will have a full picture about all your capabilities, even in countries where you are not delivering today
  • Furthermore you are part of the SAP Ariba network which offers you business perspectives beyond BASF
  • You only need to maintain your master data, e.g. ad dress changes, at the SAP Ariba platform. All changes will then be forwarded to your connected customers
     

3. FAQ

Features of SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba Network Account
After creating your network account BASF will be able to consider your company in purchase tenders according to the material groups and regions you are registered for. Furthermore your company can be identified as a potential supplier by other customers in the network. Your account can also be used for other services, e.g. purchase order management
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Participation in tenders
As a registered supplier BASF will be able to invite you to tenders which refer to the material groups and regions your company is registered for. You will receive the requirements specification as well as other necessary documents via SAP Ariba. If you decide to take part in the tender you will be able to submit your offer and related attachments directly to the SAP Ariba portal.

Access to contracts
Procurement contracts will be stored in SAP Ariba and can only be accessed by authorized users. With this feature you can easily make sure that you work with the latest update of a negotiated contract.

Participation in eAuctions
BASF will also be able to invite you to eAuctions which refer to the material groups and regions your company is registered for. You will receive the requirements specification as well as other necessary documents via SAP Ariba. If you decide to take part in the eAuction you will be able to submit your offer and related attachments directly to the SAP Ariba portal.

Overview BASF eProcurement

Applications and Systems
For BASF, eProcurement helps to speed up the procurement processes and to increase efficiency along the supply chain. eProcurement also enables higher transparency on supplier markets.
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