Suppliers

SAP Ariba Network for Suppliers

Constellation Brands, Inc. has partnered with SAP Ariba and implemented the SAP Ariba Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution for the processing of all invoices (direct and indirect), and purchases orders for indirect purchases over $2,500. This best-in-class, cloud-based solution can seamlessly integrate with back end processing systems through CXML, EDI or CSV and include invoice processing and payments.

A part of the SAP Ariba P2P solution includes the Ariba Supplier Network. The Ariba Network platform will allow for the electronic transmission of purchase orders and invoices.

Why join the Ariba Network?

Supplier Benefits:

  • Ability to track the status of your invoices
  • Ability to create electronic invoices
  • Better communication and visibility with Constellation Brands
  • Reduction in errors associated with standard paper invoice processing
Getting Started

To get started on SAP Ariba, request a $.01 PO from nzsupplierenablement@cbrands.com or customerenablement@cbrands.com.

Already registered on SAP Ariba? If you are a supplier or customer with an existing Ariba Network account AND an existing Constellation Brands’ supplier, please send your Ariba Network ID to nzsupplierenablement@cbrands.com or customerenablement@cbrands.com, respectively, to initiate the enablement process.

The SAP Ariba Network Process

Constellation Brands has chosen to utilize Ariba Procure-to-Pay (P2P) for the processing of all invoices (direct and indirect) and indirect spend purchases. Transacting electronically on the Ariba Network will be a standard part of doing business and an expectation of all of our suppliers moving forward. Once you are an Ariba Enabled Supplier, you may receive Purchase Orders (POs) from Constellation Brands electronically and you can create and submit invoices electronically to Constellation.

Step-by-Step Guides
Light Accounts

More information about Ariba’s Light Account offering, Frequently Asked Questions, and a Recorded Demonstration are available here. You can register for a variety of live weekly webinars with Q&A sessions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register on the Ariba Network?

A: To get started on SAP Ariba, request a $.01 PO from nzsupplierenablement@cbrands.com or customerenablement@cbrands.com.

Already registered on SAP Ariba? If you are a supplier or customer with an existing Ariba Network account AND an existing Constellation Brands’ supplier, please send your Ariba Network ID to nzsupplierenablement@cbrands.com or customerenablement@cbrands.com, respectively, to initiate the enablement process.

Q: How secure is the Ariba Network?

A: The Ariba Network uses Secure Hypertex Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) for all communication between procurement applications, suppliers, and the Ariba Network. HTTPS is the standard for secure Internet communication and uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) with RSA Labs encryption. Additionally, accounts on the Ariba Network are password protected.

Q: What if I don’t want to participate?

A: Suppliers that are asked to participate are considered strategic for on-going business and are thus expected to comply with this process change as a requirement for continuing the relationship. SAP Ariba offers a Light Account no-fee option for suppliers that prefer not to sign up for an SAP Ariba Full Account.

Q: Why is my invoice being rejected?

A: See Invoice Requirements for further clarification on the invoicing process.

Q: How much does it cost to join the Ariba Network?

A: There are key thresholds that a supplier must reach before they are required to pay a fee on the Ariba Network. For more information, please contact Ariba directly or click here for more information.