How do you get started?
The start of interaction over the SAP Business Network with Umicore begins with an invitation email. Either you will be contacted to participate in a sourcing event, complete a supplier questionnaire or certification or will be sent an interactive Purchase Order. As of that moment, you will be asked to communicate and provide information related to the received document to Umicore via the SAP Business Network.
How to register on the SAP Ariba Network?
You can register on the SAP Ariba Network via two different channels:
- upon receival of an Umicore invitation email
- via the https://supplier.Ariba.com website
For more details on how to register on the SAP Ariba Network, please consult the Supplier support on “Registration on the SAP Ariba Network”.
What if you’re already subscribed to the SAP Ariba Network?
If you already have an SAP Ariba supplier account, you could use this account to interact with Umicore. There is no need to create a new account.
When receiving the invitation email for a sourcing event, certification or an interactive purchase order, you can log-in with your existing account details for the first time to connect with Umicore. Umicore proposals, questionnaires and purchase orders will automatically transfer to your existing SAP Ariba account.
Do you need to install additional software or hardware when using SAP Ariba?
Suppliers don’t need to download anything. An Internet connection and a web browser are the only requirements. If you are a supplier user, go to https://supplier.ariba.com and click Supported browsers and plugins at the bottom right of the page to access a list of currently supported browsers click Supported Browsers.
For which activities do you need to use SAP Ariba Network with Umicore?
Since February 2022, Umicore Belgium buyers are using the SAP Ariba Network for sourcing activities with their suppliers. Additionally, questionnaires and certifications are also needed to be submitted via the SAP Ariba Network.
Since February 2023, Umicore Olen(*) will use the SAP Business Network to transmit all purchase orders to their indirect suppliers. It is expected from the suppliers to send the order confirmations and invoices over the SAP Business Network as well.
(*) The other Belgian sites of Hoboken, Brussels and Bruges will switch to the SAP Business Network as from June 2023
How can you change your preferred language?
Please download this manual to change your preferred language in the SAP Ariba user interface and for your email notifications.
Where do you find your SAP Ariba Network ID (ANID)?
When you log in to the SAP Ariba Network, your account's ANID number appears under the account settings icon in the top right. It is also visible at the bottom of every page, to the right of your company's name.
How do you accept a customer trading relationship request?
A trading relationship invitation begins with an email sent by your customer and directed to either the ANID number of an existing account or a link to set up a new account. This email is an invitation to connect with your customer enabling you to start receiving orders and/or submitting invoices on the SAP Ariba Network. Only the account administrator can click to use an existing account when establishing a trading relationship.
To accept the trading relationship request:
- Click the link in the email that says click here to proceed.
The invitation link then asks you to create new account or use existing account. Select the option which best reflects your situation.
- Once logged in, click account settings icon > settings > customer relationships > see your customer under your current relationship
- If necessary, select any pending trading relationships and click approve.
How do you view your trading relationships and customers linked in SAP Ariba?
To view your trading relationships, follow these instructions:
- Click account settings icon > settings > customer relationships
- View your pending, current, and rejected relationships under each corresponding heading.
Where can you rewatch the Umicore Supplier Summit on SAP Ariba?
How do can I receive the Umicore purchase orders in pdf format?
Login to your SAP Ariba account on supplier.ariba.com and go to Settings > Network Settings > Electronic Order Routing. Under New Orders make sure that the routing method is set to Email and you checked the box “Attach pdf version of the document”.