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Boost Your RISE Offering with the SAP Business Network Supplier Portal

Introduction

Are you looking for a way to meet your customer’s supplier portal requirements, or want to differentiate your offering from your competitors? Look no further than the SAP Business Network Supplier Portal. As an SAP partner, you can offer this solution to your prospects and customers, and the best part is that implementation services are included in the license fee. That means no need to invest in additional certifications for your consultants. All you need is Cloud Open authorization, and you can start adding SKU number 8014551 to your RISE bill of material.

The SAP Business Network Supplier Portal is a native extension of S/4HANA ERP that enables collaboration with suppliers through a portal powered by SAP Business Network. It’s a natural extension of your customer’s ERP that allows them to extend their business processes outside of their four walls.

 

Added Value to Your RISE Offering

With the SAP Business Network Supplier Portal, your customers can store purchase orders, send out change orders instantly, or receive order confirmations, advance ship notices, and invoices directly into their SAP system. All of this can be done with embedded analytics that enable proactive identification of potential challenges. The portal eliminates the need to send purchase orders via email or outdated methods like fax, and it provides a secure platform for suppliers to transact with as many SAP customers as needed.

The offering is available only with the following RISE SKUs:

 

Material ID 8014551 RISE with SAP for SAP Business Network Supplier Portal
Channels Direct, Indirect and CC FLEX (CCP)
Pre-requisite SKUs (can only be sold with RISE SKUs)

8014852 RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, premium

8014072 RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, base (global)

8014771 RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, base

8014761 RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, premium

Embedded Services

Full Deployment Services to integrate to S/4 HANA Cloud

 

Partial supplier enablement services. SAP to provide training to partner/customer and provide standard materials. Execution of supplier enablement to be performed by partner/customer

ERP Connection One ERP connection only
Documents 200,000 documents annually. Only purchase orders and invoices are counted towards this limit.

Seamless Integration of Supplier Portal with S/4HANA Configuration

It’s worth emphasizing that the core configuration of S/4HANA remains unchanged with the implementation of a supplier portal. All transactions that occur through the supplier portal are fully visible in S/4HANA, and the system remains the central hub for managing these interactions. The portal serves as an extension of S/4HANA, allowing for a more streamlined and efficient process for managing transactions with suppliers back and forth:

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NATIVE INTEGRATION

Stability and Proven Records:

The SAP Business Network Supplier Portal is not a new software, but a new commercial offering based on SAP Business Network. The platform is available in 190 countries, and annually, there is 4.5 trillion in commerce transacted over the platform. This makes it the biggest network on the planet. If you would like to learn more about the platform itself, check out this link.

What’s in it for a Supplier?

Suppliers can see the latest revision of purchase orders, use their mobile device to receive notifications about new purchase orders, and find new business opportunities on the platform. All of these features are free of charge, and suppliers can connect their account to many others on the network.

Summary

As an SAP partner, you can leverage the SAP Business Network Supplier Portal to differentiate yourself from competitors and meet customer demands. Implementation services are included in the license fee, so you won’t need to invest in additional certifications for your consultants. This solution empowers you to help your customers streamline their procurement processes and optimize their supply chain, driving better business outcomes and delivering more value.

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      Author's profile photo Siddarth Jain
      Siddarth Jain

      Nice Summary Prem...

      Author's profile photo Beate Keller
      Beate Keller

      Are you sure that the material number 8014162, 8014155 and 8014033 are still valid ? They are not available in the pricing app.

      Author's profile photo Prem Tracz
      Prem Tracz
      Blog Post Author

      You are right Beate, I am looking for the NEW SKU numbers and will update them asap.

      Author's profile photo Prem Tracz
      Prem Tracz
      Blog Post Author

      I update the blog post with currently applicable SKUs. Apparently the change happened this week.

       

      Author's profile photo Prem Tracz
      Prem Tracz
      Blog Post Author

      The offering is available also with "older" RISE SKUs that are now discontinued but may be applicable for customers who got their RISE prior January 2023:

      RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud - (8014162)

      RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, base option - (8014014)

      RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition - (8014155)

      RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and experience management - (8014033)

      RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and experience management - (8014043)