Top 5 Reasons to Choose SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration
Coordinate a Myriad of Manufacturers, Suppliers and Stakeholders in Real Time
By Frank Polito, Director SCMO2
In a world filled with so many technologies, it’s hard at times to decide which software platform is best for your specific business. Occasionally however, one shines through that is just such an obvious benefit, it can’t be overlooked. SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration is one of those technologies.
I love the ease with which you can achieve complete supply chain visibility around the world in real-time. By integrating with your ERP and supply chain optimization systems, Ariba SCC equips you to work safely and easily with multiple tiers of contract manufacturers and suppliers across key supply chain planning and execution processes.
I also love the ability to share forecasts, orders, quality, and inventory information with suppliers, and obtain their responses in real time. This dramatically reduces unnecessary communication bottlenecks so you can anticipate and quickly resolve supply assurance problems.
But perhaps the greatest benefit of Ariba SCC is how effectively it helps you exceed customer expectations by driving transparency beyond the traditional four walls of your company. Instantly reduce supply variability and inaccuracy to deliver a better product. Period.
There are so many other great reasons why I love Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration. But these are the top five benefits that have convinced so many experts around the world to use SCC for their collaborative platform.
1. Improved Compliance
Drive greater compliance with more orders delivered correctly and on time, and record your success with secure standards-based electronic communications and customized configuration of inter-company supply chain business rules.
2. Efficient Onboarding
Leverage the multiple integration options to ensure sophisticated suppliers will participate and use the simple, on-demand tools to onboard the rest. Experts are also available 24/7 to help you plan, prioritize, and execute.
3. Fast Time-to-Value
Achieve fast time-to-value through efficient onboarding and quick deployment of this user-friendly solution, encouraging broad adoption by internal teams and external trading partners.
4. Easy Integration
Integrate with all your back-office systems using packaged tools available with SAP ERP and other supply chain solutions.
5. Customer References
Trust the experience of Microsoft and other global brands who have used SAP Ariba solutions to achieve key benefits in their multi-tiered supplier collaboration and inventory strategies.
This is one tool that delivers almost instant value and benefit. We have helped several clients install and implement Ariba SCC, and I am seeing a significant increase in interest across multiple industries. If you believe there is room for improvement in your supply chain collaboration, perhaps this is the year your company makes the jump to Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration.