Intelligent Sourcing and Procurement solution for SAP® Ariba®


Today’s procurement organization faces major questions: How can it build on its tremendous success in generating efficiencies and cost savings, and evolve to meet the business’s changing demands?

Accenture’s Intelligent Sourcing and Procurement solution helps organizations address procurement challenges and reap the benefits of excelling across multiple procurement dimensions at speed, while minimizing risk.


A new, digitally powered procurement organization will continue to significantly drive down its operating costs, while delivering more strategic value to the larger enterprise. Fundamental to achieving this is the ability to capture the transformational power of digital technologies at speed, especially:

  • Cloud computing: Foundation for digital strategy; improved usability, more productive and engaged employees, and increased access to content.

  • Real-time analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Generate valuable insights to enhance decision-making; identify potential issues and mitigation strategies.

  • Cognitive systems: Digital agents handling transactional and—eventually—more strategic activities.

The end result is lower cost to serve and higher strategic value—a competitive advantage to be seized!


The Accenture Intelligent Sourcing and Procurement solution eases your move to the cloud and accelerates time to value. As a pre-configured ready-to-use solution for SAP® Ariba® implementations, it provides:

  • An accelerated and industrialized approach to implementing SAP Ariba with predictable results

  • Quick portability to your environment to quickly stand up a working solution and begin gap analysis for your requirements

  • All the necessary standardization to rapidly and efficiently implement core SAP Ariba modules

  • Fully configured, leading-practice business processes and content built in the SAP Ariba suite

  • Fixed fee/fixed schedule implementation with flexible add-ons to meet your needs

Despite an accelerated timeline, risks are minimized as high velocity sourcing and procurement is a complete package built on leading sourcing and procurement business processes, Accenture’s accumulated knowledge and experience, and essential functionality.


  • Deep SAP experience: As a leading SAP partner with over 40 years of experience across the entire SAP solutions portfolio, our sourcing and procurement capabilities for SAP cover the end-to-end source-to-pay cycle for all spend categories, to help enable the digitally-powered procurement organization. We have more than 47,000 SAP practitioners and have been awarded 38 SAP Pinnacle Awards (more than any other partner).

  • Deep SAP Ariba experience: Our accumulated experience comprises the experience from more than 2,000 SAP sourcing and procurement and SAP Ariba practitioners and more than 75 SAP Ariba projects to date.

  • End-to-end, full lifecycle capabilities: We bring together the knowledge and experience of Accenture Consulting, Strategy, Digital, Technology and Operations to serve our clients end-to-end, offering a variety of engagement models, deep skills in all dimensions of sourcing and procurement, and a range of methods, assets and tools. Our proven SAP cloud methodology, iterative development and delivery approach help achieve consistency and faster time to value.

  • Deep industry experience: We provide integrated functional and industry digital roadmaps, data models, key performance indicators and SAP-based industry solutions that help organizations maximize the effectiveness and financial impact of their sourcing and procurement functions.

  • Innovation: Our clients benefit from our unprecedented collaboration with SAP to accelerate development of SAP S/4HANA and build new industry solutions, as well as innovation through the Accenture Liquid Studio for SAP Leonardo.


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