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SAP Ariba procurement transformation with DSSI

Are you in the process of implementing Ariba?

We understand that it can be a monumental task that requires ERP leaders to move at rapid pace. However, the need for speed clashes with the complexities of this process, meaning the team often has to opt out of a deeper integration. This means the entire enterprise loses out on the true value of the ERP system. 

Our team of experts at DSSI understands the complexities of Ariba implementation and is dedicated to helping our clients succeed in their procurement transformation journey. By leveraging our deep industry knowledge and experience, we are able to tailor our solutions to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring a seamless and efficient integration process.

Through our collaborative approach, we work closely with our clients to streamline their procurement processes, optimize supplier relationships, and drive cost savings. Our focus on automation and rapid supplier onboarding allows for quick and effective implementation, while our commitment to strict compliance ensures that all transactions are conducted in accordance with industry regulations.

At DSSI, we are committed to providing end-to-end transaction and savings visibility, giving our clients the insight they need to make informed decisions and drive continuous improvement. With our proven track record of success, we are confident in our ability to help you achieve your procurement goals with SAP Ariba. Let us partner with you on your procurement transformation journey and unlock the full potential of your Ariba implementation.

Challenges of an Ariba implementation

  • Hundreds of Indirect Suppliers, many of whom might not have the resources or technical know-how to support a new platform such as SAP Ariba.
  • The difficult and time-consuming process to onboard all suppliers.
  • Organizational complexity, including a large number of internal users and shipping locations.
  • High cost of setting up and testing integration with preferred suppliers.
  • Lack of understanding throughout the organization regarding the number of tail-end vendors.
  • User adoption friction, including a lack of buy-in from internal users due to the learning curve involved in working with various punchout suppliers. 
  • Increased complexity of classifying the entire indirect spend to specific commodity codes.
  • Sales Tax compliance across a broad supply base.
  • Different processes of procuring materials and services.

Sound familiar?

DSSI's unique solution

DSSI's procurement solution and service offering is distinctive: it reduces costs associated with implementation and helps clients get started quickly. DSSI’s spend management services give you total control over indirect procurement, saving time and money for all your teams, from purchasing and operations to finance and IT.

DSSI does the work for you, consolidating hundreds of suppliers into a single standard invoice governed by standard payment terms across all suppliers to support your cash flow objectives. 


Ariba Solution Provider

Accelerate your Digital Transformation goals 

  • Reduced implementation costs and quick start: Get up and running fast with our cost-effective approach.
  • Punchout and catalog flexibility: Select between Ariba Punchout Catalog or Hosted Catalog options (CIF Files).
  • Seamless Ariba integration: We're an Ariba-integrated supplier with multiple Ariba Network IDs to support its clients in North America and Europe. We receive the Purchase Orders using the EDI 850 standards and send EDI 810 invoices back to Ariba.
  • Enhanced user experience: Our unique full-access Punchout allows new users to self-register utilizing the dynamic provisioning options. This enables them to access the sourcing modules within the DSSI platform and track previously placed orders.
  • Consolidated catalog: Manage all preferred and tail-end suppliers through one platform. Clients can choose DSSI to manage all their Indirect Spend or carve out the categories or vendors for us to manage.
  • Streamlined workflow: Users only learn one platform and track all purchase orders in one place.
  • Simplified vendor management: Only one vendor record with a single payment term is needed in your SAP Ariba procurement system across all DSSI-managed suppliers.
  • Global tax compliance: Handle US, Mexican and European tax requirements effortlessly. Line-item level taxability in the US (if needed), CFDI-compliant invoicing in Mexico and VAT-compliant invoicing in Europe to streamline your end-to-end procurement experience.
  • Comprehensive source-to-pay support: DSSI’s Source-To-Pay program supports all your indirect sourcing needs by assigning experienced buyers for Spot Buy support and order management. The category management team handles proactive category sourcing, order fulfillment teams follow up on past due PO’s and the accounts payable team manages supplier invoicing and payment settlement activities. 
  • Dedicated project management: Receive personalized support throughout and beyond implementation.


DSSI Ariba integration and procurement process success story 

A large enterprise with over 200 sites in the US migrated to Ariba and partnered with DSSI to optimize the user’s buying experience and onboard hundreds of suppliers to support their tail-end strategy.


  • Leveraged DSSI's strategic catalog, rapid supplier onboarding processes, and deep procurement knowledge to accelerate launch operations and simplify the purchase experience.
  • Met the supplier consolidation goals and improved process efficiencies by engaging with a single provider to support all their sites. Consolidated over 500 tail-end suppliers in the first 6 months of launch.
  • Realized significant cost savings by utilizing our category management expertise and multi-client aggregation; and 
  • Reduced purchasing expenses by leveraging DSSI's buyers, order fulfillment, accounts payable, and IT teams.
  • Increased enterprise-level spend visibility and KPI tracking by leveraging our Business Intelligence dashboards, which provide a comprehensive view of clients’ spend, sourcing events, shipping performance, and payables. 
  • Reduced non-catalog orders using DSSI's disciplined item master approach, which provided improved visibility into managed spend, helped shrink the tail spend, and moved a portion under managed spend.
  • Improved operational efficiency by centralizing the management of all shipping locations and users on a single platform.  

DSSI helps enterprises transform their digital procurement

DSSI is a leading SAP Ariba integrated indirect procurement partner, providing collaborative and innovative solutions to customer-specific challenges. 

We help clients reduce transaction costs and inefficiencies through automation, rapid supplier onboarding and reduction in non-catalog spend. We achieve this by managing tail-end using similar processes to Strategic Spend while driving strict compliance and providing end-to-end transaction and savings visibility.

DSSI's solution and effective implementation process guarantee your success, regardless of how long you've been using SAP Ariba for Procure-To-Pay and how difficult it is for you to fulfill your strategic procurement goals. Contact us if you’d like to learn more.