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SAP Ariba at ENGEL

With the introduction of the e-procurement platform SAP Ariba, we are continuing our journey into the digital world and fulfill ENGEL’s digital corporate strategy. SAP Ariba is the central network for our suppliers to provide and exchange data and to intensify the cooperation between purchaser and supplier.

Direct vs. Indirect Purchasing

The Differences

Direct Suppliers

The connection of suppliers in direct purchasing works via SAP Ariba Sourcing and Supply Chain Collaboration (SLP / SCC). You receive your purchase orders, contracts and contract release orders and can participate in the bidding processes / auctions.

  • Connection via SAP Ariba network

  • Supplier qualification and preferred supplier

  • Contracts and contract release orders

  • Standard orders

  • Delivery schedules

  • Shipping notification

  • RFI (Request for Information), RFQ (Request for Quote)

  • Auctions

Indirect Suppliers

The suppliers of indirect purchasing are connected via the SAP Ariba Network. There you receive your orders and have the possibility to send us an order confirmation as well as a delivery notification. You can also participate in call for bids and auctions and provide us with digital catalogs.

  • Connection via SAP Ariba Network

  • Orders

  • Order confirmation and delivery notification

  • Digital catalogs

  • RFI, RFQ, auctions

Benefits of SAP Ariba for Our Suppliers
Digital Networking

Increase visibility in the network as well as potential business opportunities and therefore increase sales.

Reduced Administrative Costs

Reduce administrative costs for postage, printing and shipping and eliminate order printouts.

Real-time Access

Online overview of documents (orders, order responses, invoices).


Traceability of the booking as well as payment data of the invoices. Increased accuracy in invoicing and fewer invoice deviations.

Apply as a Supplier

Easy and straightforward. Fill in general information & contact person, upload documents, become a supplier.

Standard vs. Enterprise Account

The Standard Account offers collaboration on a document basis. With the Ariba Network, you receive our orders and can enter your order confirmation and shipping notification. Through SAP Ariba Sourcing you can participate in call for bids or auctions and receive RFIs and RFQs.

If you need advanced features such as system integration, reports, inbox, supplying catalogs or technical SAP Ariba support, you have the option of opting for an Enterprise Account.

Standard vs. Enterprise Account

A comparison of both accounts at a glance


The goal is to consistently push digitalization. This also effects procurement processes, which should become easier and more efficient. SAP Ariba is the central network for data exchange and collaboration.

For all questions concerning the SAP Ariba Network and ENGEL, please contact – instead of your contact person in purchasing.

For urgent requests, you can contact our SAP Ariba Helpline (+43 50620 2499). Please note that the helpline is only available:

  • Mon-Thu: 9-12 am, 13-15:30 pm (CET)

  • Languages: DE + EN

Two account types are available for suppliers depending on the utilization of SAP Ariba Network:

  • Standard Account (free of charge)

  • Enterprise Account (fee required)

The Standard Account is always free of charge. No matter how high the transaction volume is and how many documents are exchanged via the Ariba network.

The access to the orders and the creation of invoices for suppliers is available via an interactive link, which will be sent to one defined email address.

The Standard Account is for document exchange only. It cannot supply catalogs and it does not provide integration to your ERP system.

Two account types are available for suppliers depending on the utilization of SAP Ariba Network:

  • Standard Account (free of charge)

  • Enterprise Account (fee required)

Different fees apply when using an Enterprise account in Ariba Network.

Annual subscription fees:

If the transaction volume exceeds a certain amount, the account is charged with the respective Ariba subscription package:

  • 1 - 4 documents / < 43,250 EUR turnover

  • Standard 0 EUR

  • 5 - 24 documents / < 216,250 EUR turnover

  • Bronze 45 EUR

  • 25 - 99 documents and > 216,250 EUR turnover

  • Silver 670 EUR

  • 100 - 499 documents and > 216,250 EUR turnover

  • Gold 2,000 EUR

  • From 500 documents and > 216,250 EUR turnover

Platinum 4,900 EUR

For more information about the different subscription levels and pricing for your region, visit the SAP Ariba Network homepage.

Quarterly transaction fees:

Transaction fees are 0.155% of an order and up to a maximum of 435 EUR per document.

Maximum fees: 17,300 EUR / year / business relationship

Subscriptions and fees in detail can be found here:

(Ariba Network for Suppliers: Subscriptions and Pricing | SAP Ariba)

Important: Subscription fees apply to all your customer relationships. Not only relating to ENGEL.

Transaction fees apply to each order up to the maximum rate per customer.

If you have an Enterprise Account, you are welcome to provide us with catalogs. PunchOut catalogs are possible as well as static catalogs.

Supplying of catalogs in the following formats:

BMECat, Excel and CIF (independent format by Ariba)

UNSPSC Version: 20, no eClass!

Data protection is ensured by encrypting uploaded documents or sensitive information before it is stored in the database and transmitted.

The Ariba servers are located in the Netherlands and the backup servers are located in Germany. Therefore, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and European law apply. There is no disclosure obligation and access authorization for American authorities.

The SAP Ariba portal is online and can be used with the following certified Internet browsers:

  • Apple Safari (64 bit)

  • Microsoft Edge (32 bit)

  • Microsoft Edge Chromium (32 bit and 64 bit)

  • Google Chrome (64 bit)

  • Mozilla Firefox (64 bit)

No compatibility mode.

Not available for:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (32 bit) as of 12/31/2021


Browsers on mobile devices do not support the latest user interface of SAP Ariba. Therefore, the app should be used on mobile devices.

See SAP Ariba technical prerequisites:

Technical requirements for SAP Ariba cloud solutions

You can register your company in the SAP Ariba Network by opening the website and clicking on the "Register Now" link. After registration, confirm your email address.

The following settings must be made:

  • Company profile

  • Account settings

  • Ariba Network settings

By registering a Standard Account or an Enterprise Account (upgrade - fee required) you will receive your ANID (Ariba Network ID).

Please send your ANID to

ENGEL will then be linked to you via this ANID. You can check if the linking of the accounts was successful at "Company settings" - "Customer relationships".

If you already have an SAP Ariba Network account, simply add ENGEL as your customer.

You will receive an email from ENGEL and then an invitation from SAP to register in the SAP Ariba Network. Please follow this invitation. It will also include an invitation to an informational event. We kindly ask you to attend this event.

The timeframe for the transition to SAP Ariba, after the initial email has been sent, is approximately 6 months.

The initial set-up of the Standard Account takes approximately 30 minutes, the set-up of an Enterprise Account takes up to one hour.

Procedure for the Standard Account:

As soon as the first order for your company has been created by ENGEL in the Ariba Network, the contact person you have defined will receive an interactive email.

This email contains a link called "Process order".

If your company already has an account in Ariba Network, use the "Login" button. Companies without an account, click the "Subscribe" button.

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