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
Yes, you need to click on the registration link in the invitation E-Mail from SAP Ariba, log in with your existing user data and then fill out the BASF specific registration form.
BASF will still use MyFutura for construction services. For all other indirect and service purchases SAP Ariba will be used. Please check whether your MyFutura subscription is still necessary under these circumstances.
Due to the international procurement organization of BASF the registration form is only available in English. Please provide all your answers in English, too.
You can – but BASF needs the optional data to better qualify your company.
Yes, your registration is a prerequisite for other processes, e.g. supplier management, too.
No, in this case you will not receive any future tenders.
The registration and supplier management as well as the tender process are free of charge. Additional cost may occur for the order and invoice management. For further information please check the “Vendor Interaction Portal”.
As a registered supplier for the Vendor Interaction Portal, you already have an SAP Ariba account. Please follow the instructions mentioned above for suppliers with an existing SAP Ariba account.
Yes, the Vendor Interaction Portal is used only for purchase order management. If you would like to participate in BASF tenders, please register for SAP Ariba.
The Vendor Interaction Portal is used for purchase order management and currently not mandatory for BASF suppliers. SAP Ariba is used for supplier qualification and tenders. It is mandatory for BASF suppliers. Please complete the registration process.
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
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.