Keelvar & SAP Ariba: The Perfect Sourcing Duo

Eddie McDaid

April 11, 2023

In today's competitive business world, companies continuously seek ways to refine their sourcing processes and boost efficiency. They're always on the hunt for tools that help them achieve their objectives.

Enter the powerful sourcing partnership between Keelvar and SAP Ariba, meeting the sourcing demands of the world’s largest companies. As experts in sourcing software, Keelvar's best-of-breed Sourcing Optimizer enhances SAP Ariba by enabling customers to effortlessly manage sophisticated spend areas such as logistics, packaging, and MRO right from SAP Ariba. Together, we support the world's leading enterprises in executing their most advanced sourcing projects.

SAP Ariba Sourcing and Keelvar Combined

The combined power of SAP Ariba and Keelvar provides businesses with a comprehensive solution to optimize procurement processes and achieve better sourcing outcomes. SAP Ariba digitalizes tasks such as purchase order creation and invoice processing, and its supplier management tools help businesses evaluate and manage supplier relationships. Keelvar's Sourcing Optimizer enables businesses to collect innovative bid proposals from suppliers, automates and optimizes sourcing events, reduces cycle times, and enhances visibility and control over procurement processes. 

Optimizing Large and Sophisticated Sourcing Events

The partnership between Keelvar and SAP Ariba allows SAP customers to effortlessly combine both tools' strengths. By integrating Keelvar's Sourcing Optimizer with SAP Ariba, businesses obtain a powerful sourcing tool capable of tackling the most complex events. The integration enables centralized sourcing event management, tracking, and analysis while leveraging advanced features to leverage flexible supplier data and bids, cost modeling, and advanced scenario analysis to determine the optimal award outcomes.

The partnership between Keelvar and SAP Ariba allows SAP customers to effortlessly combine both tools' strengths

With Sourcing Optimizer alongside SAP Ariba, businesses gain a solution that makes it easy to handle complex sourcing events, even those with multiple stakeholders and complex decision-making criteria. Sourcing Optimizer seamlessly integrates with SAP Ariba, allowing users to choose the right tool for the job from within a familiar user interface. 

How It Works?

As an SAP Application Extension Partner, Keelvar's Sourcing Optimizer directly integrates with SAP Ariba via API, ensuring seamless data flow from SAP Ariba Sourcing to Keelvar. The Keelvar Sourcing Optimizer Connector extracts item master data and suppliers from SAP Ariba Sourcing, with buyers triggering the desired sourcing event in SAP Ariba before sending it to Keelvar. 

Within Keelvar, the Ariba-initiated event is created and launched, bids are collected and validated, cost models are built, and optimized award scenarios are analyzed. Finally, the final award data is sent to SAP Ariba for downstream processing.

In conclusion, the Keelvar-SAP Ariba partnership is a match made in sourcing heaven. Combining Keelvar's specialized sourcing optimization tool with SAP Ariba's integrated procurement solutions, ensures businesses can tackle even the most complex sourcing events effortlessly.

If you're interested in learning more about how Keelvar and SAP Ariba can benefit your business, download our datasheet or speak with one of our experts today.

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