Amid never-ending disruption, the procurement function has become increasingly critical to business success. Procurement today must pivot fast—to support new business models and priorities, to launch new products, to onboard alternate suppliers, and to enable efficiencies.
For organizations planning a transformation with SAP solutions such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba, the vision emerging is one of intelligent, flexible, disruption-ready procurement. And for many global businesses, especially those with diverse ERP landscapes, the journey may begin with SAP Central Procurement.
Deloitte can help you tap the full potential of SAP Central Procurement to harmonize sourcing and procurement processes, centrally monitor invoices, and generate analytic insights for more intelligent spend management—through seamless integration with back-end ERP systems.
With SAP Central Procurement and help from Deloitte, you can lay a foundation for broader built-to-evolve procurement functionality—Kinetic Procurement—that extends to category management, contract management, supplier collaboration, and more. You can create an integrated, insights-driven digital hub—regardless of your ERP landscape, and without disrupting your existing ERP environment. Deployed on premises or in the cloud, this integrated, centralized procurement platform can serve as a single source for:
- Guiding buying—with an integrated front-end portal for business users
- Central requisitioning
- Central purchasing
- Central sourcing
- Central purchasing contracts
- Central invoice monitoring (for Cloud deployment)
- Central analytics
By working with Deloitte to enable SAP Central Procurement, you can put the procurement function at the center of things, with integrated capabilities and services covering:
- Cognitive spend
- Supply and category management
- Spend category management
- Preconfigured e-procurement
- Procurement strategy and operating model
- Cloud procurement strategy
- Supplier risk management
- Procurement operations
- Intelligent payments
Deloitte can help you unlock a number of potential results with SAP Central Procurement and an integrated suite of solutions, including:
- Enablement of procurement shared services—allowing you to control and manage the procurement processes of distributed environments via a single hub
- Increased compliance, resulting from central governance and workflows
- Ability to scale more readily and integrate heterogenous ERPs as your business evolves
- Intelligently automated processes across the procure-to-pay spectrum, encompassing both direct spend and indirect spend
- A unified, real-time view of data, spending, and savings across categories and business areas
- Reduced off-contract spend, improved negotiations, and more competitive pricing—leveraging the effects of scale
- Improved insights and tools that serve as levers to control spend
- Simplified data, IT, and process landscape
- A single source of the truth for supply/procurement decision-making
- A scalable platform that can help address future disruption and support the built-to-evolve Kinetic EnterpriseTM
- Greater efficiency and usability in supply/procurement processes
- Cost savings across multiple business areas—from direct materials to vendor transactions
- Greater control of rogue spending
- Reduced supply chain risk
- Improved supplier collaboration and action on discounts
- Enhanced capabilities for business planning, what-if scenarios, spend modeling, and predictive/proactive operations
Make your vision real … faster
With SAP Central Procurement and help from Deloitte, you can rise above the chaos of “how” and get back to “why”—back to running your business. Deloitte brings a full set of services and solutions across the advise-implement-operate spectrum—to help you plan your transformation, effectively execute your vision, run an integrated procurement environment, and continuously improve the procurement function as needs evolve and disruption continues.
Using our proprietary accelerators and deep industry knowhow, Deloitte can help you create your vision for centralized procurement and take the necessary steps to make it real—from developing the business case for procurement transformation to implementing and integrating technology to managing change to running the solutions on an ongoing basis.
We can also help you sustain transformation impact through constant innovation—whether it’s adding mobile functionality, embedding IoT into your supply chain, driving processes with AI, or doing something else that can give you an edge.
A few additional ways we can help:
- Our Central Procurement Lab can provide an interactive experience for exploring the possibilities for new value
- Our SAP Central Procurement “touchless” starter kit enabled on cloud can help you rapidly stand up a baseline system and potentially reduce deployment time by 20%
- Our Intelligent Buyer asset enabled by AI and machine learning, can assess spend patterns and provide intelligent insights to support smarter purchasing decisions and savings
A powerful team for transformation results
In addition to our 26,000 SAP-focused professionals and our industry-specific supply chain specialists, we also bring along specialists in finance, data, analytics, cloud, risk, tax, customer experience, and more—to help transform procurement with new technologies and drive outcomes that matter for your business.
We have been widely recognized by SAP for our ability to help clients realize results with SAP solutions. We have won numerous SAP Pinnacle Awards, SAP’s top honor. Recognition includes including the SAP Pinnacle Award as SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year (Large Enterprise) for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. We also earned the 2021 SAP Pinnacle Awards as Delivery Excellence Partner of the Year.
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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.