SAP Ariba - Information for suppliers
B. Braun Medical India Pvt. Ltd. has brought forth a new platform in order to optimize future procurement processes for a more efficient collaboration with our suppliers with the focus on the digital exchange of documents.
Starting 25th November 2021, SAP Ariba is our main procurement tool for indirect goods and services.
B. Braun India will only send the purchase orders to a single email address. It is the suppliers’ responsibility to provide a single email address as communication channel and to forthwith inform us of any changes to the email address.
Kindly be informed that you will be receiving two types of order notifications in the future;
- SAP PO (Raw Materials & Indirect coded materials) – You will receive the Purchase Order (PO) via email from Procurement team as per existing process.
- SAP Ariba PO - You will receive an interactive email from email@example.com
Please inform your IT Personnel to include these email addresses to your email server whitelist before 25th November 2021 to avoid PO transmission error.
What is the Ariba Network?
The Ariba Network is an online platform which allows an efficient and effective collaboration between suppliers and buyers.
At the moment, B. Braun India will be using Ariba Network for our ordering process (Phase 1) to order indirect goods and services through SAP Ariba. Suppliers will receive the Purchase Order and perform order confirmation via Ariba Network.
The payment process will migrate to Ariba Network in the future (Phase 2). Therefore, current payment process remains unchanged.
What is required by suppliers to use Ariba Network?
The Ariba Network is a web-based solution. Therefore, suppliers only need an internet connection and e-mail address for PO notification.
After the system go live, you will receive the new orders via Ariba Network. This order contains a link, which you can use to connect to an existing account or set up a new account on the Ariba Network.
In order to ensure a smooth transmission, please ensure the timely account creation and configuration after you received your first Purchase Order from us.