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Guided Buying

Streamline Procurement

An Easy Solution For All buyers In Your Business

 

For modern businesses, procurement has one of the most valuable roles for your customers. Procurement specialists aren’t the only ones doing the buying anymore, so it’s important to have simple, but effective processes for everyone else outside the department as well. What you need is a buying process that is useful and intuitive for both your casual and functional buyers.

What is Guided Buying

SAP Guided Buying is a marketplace where suppliers and buyers can come together and have a single place to exchange goods and services across spend categories. This eliminates the need to use different systems and streamlines the buying process instead. Guided Buying also allows your employees to follow the guidelines your procurement department has set up, which allows them to quickly purchase goods and services without having to request support from the procurement department.

As your organization grows, the solution can also scale to meet the ever-changing demands of each department. Features such as predictive search functionality and smart guidance can direct your employees to the suppliers your organization prefers to work with. There is social interaction functionality as well that allows your suppliers to interact with your employees, which improves the overall experience.

With SAP Guided Buying, you can:
  • Increase supplier participation with integrated supplier performance management tools.
  • Work directly with your suppliers through the buying platform.
  • Implement your rules for the buying process so that it remains compliant with your company’s policies.

Features

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Unified Platform

One platform for all types of buyers to purchase goods and services

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Stay Compliant

Input rules so your buyers remain compliant and choose from your list of preferred suppliers.

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Easy Collaboration

Platform allows for collaboration with suppliers and your employees

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Guidelines

Smart guidance built in the platform for policies and an integrated buying channel process

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Easy Integration

Use existing catalogs and approvals with the SAP Ariba Buying solution integration

 
 

Benefits

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Unified marketplace for all buyers to buy goods and services

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Better buying experiences leading to improved engagement

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Easy collaboration for all users in the system.

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More involved supplier participation and relationship

Intrigo Advantage

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Innovation Partner with SAP Ariba since 2017

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Co-developed SAP Ariba SCC with Ariba and Microsoft

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Skilled set of trained consultants

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Pete Mangan, CFO at Oclaro, describes the business challenges his team was facing and how Intrigo was able to help with its expertise in SAP IBP, Ariba, S/4, and MII.

At the 2018 SAPPHIRENOW/ASUG conference, Oclaro's Senior Director of Global IT, Steve LeFevre, shares how collaborating with Intrigo was the key to their implementation of SAP S/4 on a global basis.

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