is the difference between SAP Ariba and SAP Business Network?
Ariba changed the name to SAP Business Network
is SAP Business Network
SAP Business Network is the world’s largest online marketplace where buyers and
sellers engage and transact. It provides a world-wide, cloud-based platform for
the electronic exchange of Sourcing and Procurement documents between buyers
and sellers, enabling total e-sourcing and e-procurement.
Ariba solutions include:
Lifecycle and Performance (Supplier management process)
(from Request to Award)
Management (Contracts Management processes end-to-end)
and Invoicing Management (Source-to-Pay processes)
Automation (Electronic exchange of Procurement documents)
is the cost for Suppliers to register in the SAP Business Network solution?
as a supplier to do business with Debswana and participating in sourcing events
(RFP) via SAP Business Network is FREE.
there a subscription fee for suppliers who transact on the SAP Business network
using either Standard or Enterprise account?
will be 2 types of accounts, Standard and Enterprise.
Account is a free account that typically gets activated from the first
transaction, it has limited advanced features (e.g., interaction with SAP Ariba
support, running reports, integration to ERP system)
Account is subjected to annual subscriptions and/ transactional fees depending
on the number of purchase orders received. It has advanced features including
running of reports, publishing electronic catalogues as well as direct support
from SAP Ariba team.
do I know whether I am on Enterprise or Standard account?
to the top bar of your SAP Business Network Account landing page.
effective is the audit trail of a paperless solution?
Ariba records every transaction, document, action and decision which provides a
complete audit trail.
safe is confidential information supplied by Suppliers during the SAP Business
Network registration process?
controls were built into the design of SAP Business Network to ensure
confidentiality of supplier’s information.
is the impact of the SAP Business Network on Debswana and Suppliers in general?
solution will enable the following changes:
as a Debswana Supplier, transferring the ownership of the accuracy of the
Supplier’s data to the Supplier.
of any changes to the Supplier’s data by the Supplier.
notifications to the Supplier via email e.g. feedback on progress, notification
of expiry dates, Requests for Quotation, Purchase Orders etc.
Source-to-Pay process with positive outcomes to suppliers:
do I register to do business with Debswana
is done online via Debswana SAP Ariba page Debswana Suppliers Guide - New
can register to be a Debswana supplier?
registered company can register to be a supplier for Debswana.
there are certain goods and services that are reserved for citizen owned
an individual register more than one company as a Supplier for Debswana on SAP
provided that they are separate legal entities with different Company
registration numbers and VAT numbers.
a Supplier is already registered on SAP Business Network for other customers,
do they have to register again as a Debswana Supplier?
they have to register as a Debswana specific Supplier on SAP Business Network.
I registered in Jwaneng, do I still need to register at Orapa and Gaborone?
– there is only one supplier database across all Debswana operations.
I am registered, when will I start to receive Request for Proposals/Quotations.
of the registration does not guarantee any business with Debswana. However,
registering will provide you with the opportunity to be invited for proposals
of Request for quotations.
I be registered with PPADB to register with Debswana
– you do not have to be registered with PPAD
many product codes can a supplier register for?
company can register for up to 5 product codes. A list of product codes is
available on the Debswana website under Supplier registration.
are suppliers graded?
determines the value of business granted by Debswana to the Supplier.
a Supplier object against the Supplier Grading obtained or request for a
A Supplier is allowed to appeal against the Supplier Grading.
what circumstances can suppliers be removed from the Debswana supplier
who engage in criminal or unethical practices I.E. Money laundering, fraud,
corruption, bribery or participation in a criminal organization may be
deregistered from the Debswana supplier database.
Debswana have any youth, disabled or woman empowerment policies when
registering or tendering?
all prospective suppliers use the same process to register and tender with
can I find out about available tenders?
tenders can either be selective or public. For selective tenders, we will send
an invitation to tender to the pre-qualified suppliers from the Debswana
database. Public tenders are published on the Debswana website and local
Debswana allow submissions by joint ventures and if so who submits the bid?
companies may submit bids as joint venture. Such submissions should clearly
indicate the shareholding in the joint venture and a clear responsibility
matrix for the joint venture partners.
a registered vendor sub-contract a non-registered vendor?
a registered vendor is allowed to sub-contract an unregistered vendor.
happens if I can't get my tender on time?
not submitted on time will not be accepted.
is the SAP Ariba Buying & Commerce Automation?
Ariba buying & commerce automation refers to remodeling and optimization of
all or key aspects of the Procure to pay process.
are the benefits the SAP Ariba Buying & Commerce Automation?
automation will expedite delivery of purchase orders, eliminate invoice errors,
speed approvals, and improve on-time payment performance.
is SAP Ariba Buying & Commerce Automation linked to SAP ARIBA Phase I
objective of Phase 1 project was to facilitate registration of suppliers,
tendering and contracting in preparation for later onboarding onto the Ariba
network (Ariba Buying & Commerce Automation) and use of established
is the SAP Ariba value drivers?
paperwork and associated costs by automating the process from ordering goods
& services to the payment process.
supplier payment lead-times
access to information for both buyer and suppliers
ways of buying with the use of improved catalogues
communication between supplier- buyer.
does the Source to Pay Process entail?
is a process that involves
of the need of purchase goods and/or services,
of suppliers to be contracted
payments for the goods/services consumed/received.
are the key benefits of the SAP Ariba Buying & Commerce Automation?
and smart ways of buying due to the use of improved catalogues
invoice processing and adherence to agreed payment terms
administrative costs by eliminating paperwork, e.g., ordering, expediting,
costs associated with data errors and inaccuracies attributed to manual processes
of key contracted suppliers will help improve spend compliance and reduce
maverick spend by facilitating cash flow management
cost associated with keeping stock resulting in shorter cycle times therefore
reducing stocking requirements and stock levels.
processing will eliminate invoice errors and speed approvals which will improve
payment processing times.
Is in It for Me (WIFM)?
and seamless automation of the procurement process reduces waiting time and
provides real time communication.
a company have to be enrolled in the SAP Ariba Buying & Commerce Automation
to do business with Debswana?
- Yes. All companies should be registered on SAP
can I get help if I am stuck with SAP Ariba Buying?
an email to email@example.com
do I contact for more information on Supplier Registration on SAP Business
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
your name, company name and phone number along with your question.
do I contact if I have queries about payments?
Debswana accounts payable at email@example.com/+267