October 8, 2013
Procurement update: Ariba 'go live' catalog and supplier availability
Procurement Services is pleased to announce that beginning Oct. 14, when the Ariba Procure-to-Pay system launches, more than 500 vendors will be enabled on the Ariba network including at least 25 catalogs with discounted pricing. The dollars spent with these vendors represents approximately 85 percent of the annual purchase order volume at the University.
Procurement Services has negotiated vendor discounts for each catalog offered and will continue to monitor catalog pricing so that University constituents are able to buy at the lowest cost for the various commodities offered. Additional vendor catalogs with discounted pricing are in the pipeline and will be forthcoming in the coming weeks. For more information about what each catalog vendor offers, go to www.purdue.edu/business/procurement/ariba/index.html and look under the Ariba tab.
University constituents still will be able to do business with vendors not enabled on the network as all vendors currently loaded in SAP SRM will be available within Ariba. The process for non-enabled vendors will be the same as enabled except that the final workflow will come to the Procurement Services help desk for processing.These purchase orders will be manually sent to non-enabled vendors via email or fax server. All purchase orders issued by the University will be monitored by Procurement Services to ensure successful transmission to the vendor. Dollars spent with non-enabled vendors will be reviewed and Procurement will work with those used most frequently to enable them on the Ariba network.