We’ve partnered with SAP Ariba, a global leader in the procurement solutions, to help streamline the way we work with our suppliers. They provide us with a source to pay platform that deliver benefits to our suppliers, which includes invoice automation, online catalogues and a secure site for your contact and banking details.
What does this mean for suppliers? We’ll be using SAP Ariba for sourcing goods and services, contract management and payments. If you’re not already on our SAP Ariba system, we’ll invite you to register. You can view more information about registering in the NAB Ariba Network Supplier Registration Pack (PDF, 2.50MB).
We’re also using SAP Ariba to invite suppliers to participate in sourcing events – e.g. request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP), request for quote (RFQ) – process agreement renewals, and amendments or change orders.
The NAB Ariba Network RFx Response Guide (PDF, 946KB) provides step by step instructions on how you as a supplier can respond to an RFx (RFI, RFP, RFQ) in the Ariba Network.
Small business payment terms
In 2017, we became a signatory to the Australian Supplier Payment Code developed by the Business Council of Australia. This provides small business suppliers with a standard payment terms of 30 days (however we intend to pay within 20 days to help support our small business suppliers) from receipt of a valid tax invoice. If you’re a small business and have any queries about this, please email our team.
Our preferred method of transacting is electronically via our procurement platform. We’ve made it even easier for our suppliers to use Ariba by paying for your registration for use of the Ariba system, and there are options available to suppliers.
Ariba Enterprise Enablement Account
The Enterprise Enablement Account is recommended for our key suppliers who have medium to high volume purchase order (PO) and invoice transactions (i.e. total is greater than 100 per annum). Suppliers holding Enterprise Enablement Accounts receive full SAP Ariba onboarding support and continued support throughout the transacting journey. We’ve chosen to cover Ariba Network Enterprise account fees on behalf of specific customer relationships. This will allow suppliers to use Ariba Network in connection with National Australia Bank Limited at no cost. That said, there may be fees if suppliers opt for extra services, or transact with buying organisations other than NAB on the Ariba Network.
Ariba Standard Account
The Standard Account is recommended for suppliers who generally have low volume transactions (less than 100 PO’s and invoices per annum). This is a customer driven onboarding process and whilst SAP Ariba don’t offer onboarding services to support this account, we’ll provide a welcome to transacting guide to help onboard suppliers. Suppliers are not subject to any SAP Ariba transactions fees and have the flexibility to upgrade to an Enterprise Enablement account if needed.