SAP Ariba - Information for suppliers
B. Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd. (BMI) has brought forth a new platform in order to optimize future procurement processes for a more efficient collaboration with our suppliers with the focus on the digital exchange of documents. Starting December 2018, SAP Ariba will be launched as our main procurement tool for indirect goods and services. BMI will send out the communications from time to time to help ease the process of making the transition with us. Until you complete the transition to Ariba Network, please continue with the existing processes.
BMI would like to confirm that all existing purchase orders will continue to be governed by the existing contract and/or our general terms and conditions at https://www.bbraun.com.my/en/terms-and-conditions. The supplier shall not reject any purchase order issued by BMI and must perform the supply of such products and/or such services specified therein in accordance with the existing terms and conditions.
BMI will only send the purchase orders to a single email address. It is the suppliers’ responsibility to provide a single email address as communication channel and to forthwith inform BMI of any changes to the email address.
Kindly be informed that you will be receiving two types of order notifications in the future;
- SAP PO (MRP) – You will still be receiving the as-is PDF email from email@example.com
- SAP Ariba PO - You will be receiving an interactive email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Please inform your IT Personnel to add these email addressses to your whitelist before December 2018.
What is the Ariba Network?
The Ariba Network is an online platform which allows an efficient and effective collaboration between suppliers and buyers. In the future, BMI will order indirect goods and services through SAP Ariba. Suppliers will receive the Purchase Order via Ariba Network.
At the moment, the transition to Ariba Network starts with changes to the ordering process (phase 1). The payment process will migrate to Ariba Network in the future (phase 2). Therefore, current payment process remans unchanged.
For more information on what is Ariba Network, please visit the Ariba website listed here.