Suppliers have different needs and goals when doing business, which is why we offer 2 different types of Digital Supplier Network accounts (Enterprise and Standard) to choose from to address the specific needs of the Buyer.
This blog post will cover an overview of Standard Account capability for SAP Digital Supplier Network, providing Buyers a way to onboard all their suppliers and eliminate manual transaction processes. Standard Accounts are free, easy-to-use accounts on the network that allow suppliers to exchange basic documents such as purchase orders, receipt updates, invoice and payment status, and much more.
- By offering unlimited usage and zero account fees, the Standard Account capability will make it simple and easy for buyers to enable all their suppliers on the Digital Supplier Network.
- Gives buyers the ability to turn off parallel processes, reduce supplier inquiries, and ensure more accurate invoices.
- No integration needed, only a valid email address.
- Suppliers have the flexibility to upgrade to an Enterprise Account.
- Partner/Customer-driven onboarding and troubleshooting process: Process must be integrated into your day-to-day supplier onboarding process.
- Traditional SAP Ariba onboarding services are not be provided to support this model.
The following diagram describes the workflow of the standard accounts for your organization and your suppliers once you are set up to use the standard account supplier enablement method. After suppliers register a standard account on the Digital Supplier Network, the workflow skips the account creation and registration steps.
Process Flow 1 Standard Account:
Keynote: As part of the SAP Digital Supplier Network GTM strategy, there are typically 3 scenarios we see in the market when establishing supplier enablement, with Standard Account:
- Partner owns the Supplier Enablement process during the deployment of the project and empowers the customer to administrate supplier enablement post-go-live. These additional services should be included in the Partner SOW.
- Customer outsources Supplier Enablement to another partner either during project deployment or after go-live. There are supplier enablement specialists that provide services ad-hoc for a customer.
- The customer owns the Supplier Enablement process. Partner empowers customers.
In conclusion, please check out the links below for a hands-on experience in the portal and additional support: