Ariba Punchout Catalogs: What To Know Before Integrating Systems
Explain Punchout for SAP Ariba
A PunchOut Catalog is an automated e-procurement solution that allows the thousands of buyers purchasing through major marketplaces such as Ariba to seamlessly connect with the suppliers eCommerce portal through cXML – a protocol, created by Ariba in 1999, intended for communication of business documents.
The integration of the buyers procurement system with that of the merchandisers eCommerce portal allows for the automatic distribution of purchase orders, invoices and other business documents. As a result, this process can save an estimated 10 minutes of processing time and nullify errors and miscommunication. This clear benefit means that to secure contracts with buyers, distributors must offer this service as the norm. In fact, the majority of fortune 500 companies will not purchase without a punchout solution.
What is SAP Ariba?
SAP Ariba offers the world’s largest B2B marketplace, with greater sale volume than Amazon, Alibaba or eBay.
Buyers ask suppliers to join Ariba Network so you can work together more efficiently and effectively on all the shared aspects of business commerce: proposals, contracts, orders, invoices, and payments. Doing so through Ariba Network can improve both buyer and suppliers bottom line through greater efficiency and communication.
Pick an Ariba Punchout that's best for your business
Punchout can be integrated into e-commerce and procurement systems through Basic, advanced & Bespoke packages. Basic Punchout includes a Single Sign-On for buyers and automatic account creations, whilst advanced include value-adding elements such as Stock level, purchase order & purchase requisitions automation. Bespoke punchout ads customization to purchasing, including Custom tax, currency options, custom shipping and non-catalog orders.