Working with Ariba
Springer Nature is pleased to partner with Ariba – a leading global provider of collaborative business commerce solutions – as the technology platform to send electronic purchase orders and receive electronic invoices. We’re implementing SAP Ariba as the main platform for our Procure to Pay transactions. This will enable us to remove complexity and transact more efficiently with our suppliers regarding purchase orders, invoices, and payments. We aim to make the procure-to-pay process paperless where possible.
We will gradually roll out the Ariba implementation and will notify existing suppliers accordingly. Depending on the level of engagement, type of account, and complexity of required integration, the timeline for each supplier enablement will differ.
Benefits of using Ariba
Using Ariba will also provide benefits for your company, such as:
- Formal purchase orders and the ability to ‘flip’ POs into invoices
- Fewer payment delays as a result of increased invoice accuracy
- Online visibility of the status of your invoice
- Improved communication with Springer Nature
Ariba Network accounts
You can choose between two account types as a SAP Ariba Network supplier. The Standard account is free, while the Enterprise account will incur fees, depending on your subscription levels.
When registering with SAP Ariba, kindly note that you're creating an agreement directly with SAP Ariba, to which Springer Nature is not a party. Please select the right one based on your business model.
This offers basic functionalities and is completely free for suppliers. You can transact digitally using email tools and gain visibility into when you can expect payment from your customers. You’ll receive POs via the e-mail address associated with your standard account, and you can transact an unlimited number of documents with your customers without any fees.
The enterprise account gives you additional access to a wide range of technological capabilities with advanced features. You can transform your operations with full ERP integration and generate real-time invoices. Subscriptions are determined by the number of documents you transact on Ariba Network within a 12-month period and the extent of the automation technologies and support that your business requires.
Learn more about SAP Ariba Network accounts and pricing here ↗
Ariba supplier guideline
- REGISTER AND CONFIGURE YOUR ACCOUNT
- PROCESS SERVICE PURCHASE ORDERS
- SUBMITTING SERVICE INVOICES
- DOCUMENTS STATUS & COMMON ERRORS
- ISSUE REPORTING GET SUPPORT