Enabling Central Procurement for Kinetic Enterprise
Cash is king, meaning today’s procurement function has a huge role to play—to generate savings, boost efficiencies, and control costs. Put procurement at the center of things, and you can more effectively power tomorrow’s supply chain—to keep products and services flowing to demanding customers, with procurement leaders playing a strategic, intelligent role in how the business operates.
For organizations with multi ERP backends and using or considering SAP® solutions for Procurement such as SAP® Ariba® and SAP S/4HANA®, the challenge lies in unifying and centralizing procurement and supply chain capabilities across disparate, siloed backend ERP systems to streamline and simplify processes yet providing a unified and seamless user experience and provide a single source of actionable insights.
Integrated for insights and action
Deloitte’s Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement solution can help. The offering brings together a portfolio of SAP solutions to create an integrated, intelligent procurement environment focused on generating new bottom-line value for your business. Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement encompasses: SAP Central Procurement, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Ariba cloud solutions, SAP Fieldglass® and SAP® Concur®.
Driven by intelligent technologies
Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement can deliver an integrated procurement platform that enables robotic process automation for sourcing and procurement, AI-driven purchasing optimization, cognitive spend management, precision forecasting, and more.
The solution supports your ability to source goods and services from suppliers at the best value while driving efficiencies in procurement operations, improving supplier relationships, providing cost transparencies and reduction opportunities, mitigating risks and giving visibility into alternate sources of supply across multiple Business Units. Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement touches on every dimension of the procurement function:
- Category management
- Sourcing execution
- Intelligent contract management
- Procurement and compliance
- Invoice/payment processing
- Supplier collaboration
Focused on impact: building the business case
Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement encompasses a host of capabilities that can help you:
- Govern, Manage and Centralize a distributed Source to Pay function
- Maintain compliance with business policy
- Integrate rapidly with new business units
- Leverage innovations quickly and adapt to disruption
- Get greater visibility into purchasing decisions
- Provide seamless user experience across business units
Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement supports your ability to:
- Enable central requisitioning, approvals, confirmations, and returns
- Manage locally created and back-end requisitions via a central hub—and centrally manage procurement responsibilities
- Centralize sourcing to create and manage RFQs, by consolidating requirements from connected ERP systems
- Create, manage, and distribute central contracts
- Centralize invoice lists in a single hub, with workflows
- Track central contract consumption and monitor central PO spend
- Integrated with guided buying for enhanced user experience
Centered on value
The Central Procurement component of Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement supports an SAP Ariba guided buying experience—leveraging six key capabilities enabled in SAP S/4HANA: Central Requisitioning, purchasing, sourcing, purchasing Contracts, invoicing and analytics.
Potential benefits with Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement
With an integrated suite of SAP solutions and other technologies, Intelligent Supply and Central Procurement can help you unlock several potential results categorized as below:
Scalability & Agility:
- Facilitates a scalable platform that can help address future disruption and support the “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise™
- Provides an ability to scale more readily and integrate heterogenous ERPs as your business evolves
- Unfolds enhanced capabilities for business planning, what-if scenarios, spend modeling, and predictive/proactive operations
Increased Process Integration:
- Offers intelligently automated processes across the procure-to-pay spectrum, encompassing both direct spend and indirect spend
- Allows Buying Organization to control and manage the sourcing & procurement processes of distributed environments via a single hub with simplified data, IT, and process landscape
- Enables a single source of the truth for supply / procurement decision-making
- Provides greater efficiency and usability in supply / procurement processes
- Increases compliance, resulting from central governance and workflows
- Cost savings across multiple business areas—from direct materials to vendor transactions
- Provides transparency, cost leverage and savings opportunities
- Provides a unified, real-time view of data, spending, and savings across categories and business areas
- Reduces off-contract spend, improves negotiations, and more competitive pricing—leveraging the effects of scale
- Reduces supply chain risk
- Improves supplier collaboration and action on discounts
- Enables tighter collaboration, provide flexibility in procurement operations
The Deloitte differences
When you work with Deloitte to transform procurement, you get access to our deep industry-specific experience—which grows daily as we help enterprise leaders across the globe solve complex business challenges. Our team understands not only how to help you deploy SAP solutions effectively—but how to align those technologies with the way you operate and with your business goals. It’s about deeply understanding the big things and the small things that matters—from specific SKUs to critical supplier relationships—and then prioritizing them to help you make an impact.
Deloitte’s work on behalf of clients has earned us the 2019 North America SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass Services Partner of the Year (2019) Award, as well as multiple SAP® Pinnacle Awards.
Take the next step
If getting ahead of procurement and supply chain disruption is a priority for your organization, we should talk. We can provide a demo of the solution in action, share additional transformation insights, or discuss a specific challenge your organization is facing. Contact us to get the conversation started.
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Deloitte Consulting LLP
Frederic is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Technology practice, leading our SAP Source-to-Pay and SAP Ariba business development and delivery activities. Frederic has 21 years of experience in business and practice development, procurement transformation, process improvement, IT strategy development and global project planning/execution, with a focus on global Procurement Transformation programs supported by SAP Source-to-Pay On Premise (SRM, Sourcing, CLM, SLC, MM, SNC, SPM) and SAP Ariba Cloud solutions.
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Sanjib is a Managing Director in Enterprise Operations with a focus on Technology enabled Supply Chain transformations, leveraging SAP and other ERP products. He has 20 years of deep industry and consulting experience across multiple industries. He has a proven track record of creating compulsive business cases of business led and technology enabled transformation initiatives. He specializes in visioning, planning, designing and implementing large global Supply Chain solutions leveraging Cloud and on-premise technologies in Enterprise Transformation Programs which has helped reduced cost, improved Supply Chain efficiency and performance and visibility. A thought leader, Sanjib has taken initiatives to develop solutions and POV's with key alliance partners which has been widely recognized in the market. Sanjib has authored whitepapers and presented in leading conferences focused on Supply Chain transformation success stores.