SAP ARIBA | Deloitte | Digital Strategy


Digital Strategy for Procurement and P2P

With SAP® ARIBA companies are enabled to move the back office functions into the “new normal” of disruptive and cloud based service delivery

Procurement Leaders recognize opportunities of emerging technologies for improved value creation of their organization. While using newest technology from SAP ARIBA user engagement is raising. Acceptance and adherence of processes is increasing and the value of Procurement is well perceived.

Opportunities out of the new system suite of SAP ARIBA cover a large range of procurement related processes next to the traditional shopping cart features, e.g. electronic RFP and tenders, followed by paperless online contracting, seamless supplier integration and electronic invoicing. The solution offering includes direct and indirect procurement.

The decision trend towards cloud based computing goes in strong alignment with the CIO´s and their interest to provide a digital strategy and deliver best in class applications with reduced total cost of ownership.
As SAP ARIBA is part of the new SAP strategy the integration with S/4 HANA and other software, such as Concur or Fieldglass, can be realized.

Building the vision of an integrated end-to-end process

SAP ARIBA covers the most relevant areas of interest for Procurement.

(1) Strategic Sourcing
Identify the supply arrangement that provides the best quality item/service at the lowest total cost of ownership.

(2) Operational Procurement
Provide an efficient means for acquiring goods and services while collecting key performance, compliance, and financial data.

(3) Supplier Management
Improve performance and capabilities of significant external sources of supply while building key partnerships where needed.

Deloitte service portfolio for SAP ARIBA implementation

A successful ARIBA implementation needs to cover more than just the technical implementation of the IT solution. Deloitte can offer its clients a complete service portfolio from business strategy like strategic procurement consulting, organizational design and tax support to deployment including supplier enablement and master data integration.

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Deloitte + SAP ARIBA partnership

Deloitte and SAP ARIBA maintain a strong partnership history having worked together in over 100 projects.

Functional Key Focus Areas of the Deloitte services are:

Indirect Sourcing
Direct Sourcing
Supplier Management & Collaboration
Category Management Strategy Development
Spend Analytics & Supplier Risk Management
Tax Calculation & Compliance
Planning & Sourcing Integration

Delivery Key Focus Areas are:

Business Case & Roadmap Development
Operating Model Development
Process & Value Realization-Focused Solution Design
Change Management & Communications
Training (Process, Policies & Procedures, Tool)
Global Deployment Strategy & Execution
Category Taxonomy Definition
Reports & Dashboards Implementation
Technical Integration
Supplier Enablement
Catalog Enablement

We have extensive project experience:

  • Largest implementation to date: 70+ countries on strategic and operational procurement
  • Led many global implementations
  • Proficiency implementing all solutions across the SAP ARIBA portfolio

Deloitte is able to deliver integrated service offerings for its clients out of the procurement technology practice

  • Global reach: Deloitte has more than 200,000 individuals worldwide, with over 3,000 in its procurement technology practice, with consultants in almost every country
  • Source-to-pay expertise: All expertise areas around P2P are covered like procurement strategy, tax, legal and risk advisory, software design and implementation and organizational change
  • Industry expertise: Deloitte can leverage its industry expertise from almost every industry
  • Software implementations: High quality delivery with cost-competitive pricing structure through global near and offshoring