Digitalization of procurement processes

SNCB is implementing during 2022-2023 SAP Ariba to conduct its Procure-To-Pay (P2P), Sourcing, Contract and Supplier Management in a digital way over the Ariba Network. 

Through SAP Ariba Network, suppliers and buyers are able to connect and do business with each other on an online platform in an efficient & paperless way.

We are gradually moving with our suppliers to Ariba: 

  • End of 2022: For suppliers working with SNCB on the 'SupplyOn' platform, we are implementing a new tool 'SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration'. Suppliers will be invited to this by the end of 2022.
  • Begin of 2023: Suppliers collaborating with Marketing/Sales & ICT will be invited to connect with SNCB via the SAP Ariba Network during 2023.
  • 2023: Roll-out to suppliers collaborating with other directions. The modules supporting the P2P & the sourcing process will be enabled in 2023.

For existing suppliers the request to connect will be done via an invitation e-mail.

Below you can find an overview of the different modules being implemented at SNCB

Participate on the Ariba platform – Registration

In order to collaborate or participate in events with SNCB, suppliers need to have an SAP Ariba Network account & register with SNCB. 

After receiving an invitation e-mail from SNCB, suppliers can decide to either create a new account or log-in with their existing account. 

Supplier Account Creation & registration :

Supplier Lifecycle & Performance (SLP)

This process consists of different phases:

  • Qualification: depending on which goods and services you can offer, you fill in 1 or more questionnaires and upload the requested certificates. You will receive an e-mail to start your qualification. Read the training material here.
  • Registration: you fill in your company details. Also for registration you will receive an e-mail. Read the training material here.

Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC)

For suppliers working with SNCB on the 'SupplyOn' platform, we are implementing a new solution, namely SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC).

This platform will go live during December 2022. From 2023, transactions will no longer take place via SupplyOn, but via SAP Ariba SCC.

SAP Ariba Sourcing

To do business with SNCB in the future, suppliers will need to log in through SAP Ariba to participate in sourcing events.

More information will be shared with affected suppliers when they are invited to a sourcing event.

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