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Ariba Discovery - Best Practices
Buyer Postings


Postings that are clear in articulating what a buyer needs, when it is needed, what information the buyer would like the supplier to provide in a response, and also what the next steps in the process are, will not only have a higher response rate, but also ultimately lead to better responses that allow the buyer to work more efficiently.

Poor Posting:
“We are looking for a widgets supplier. Please provide details on your capabilities.”

Good Posting:
“We seek an ISO 9001 certified supplier of widgets. We have 3 different sets of widget specifications, all available as attachments to this posting. Your widgets should meet the XYZ industry standard tolerance.

A qualified supplier will have at least 5 years of experience in the export of widgets to Europe. Our annual volume will be between 50-100k units. It would be ideal if the supplier had spray coating capabilities as well.

Please respond with your experience in the export of widgets, as well as the volume you have produced in each of the past 3 fiscal years.

We seek to take this opportunity to auction in the next month, and plan to make a shortlist of qualified suppliers within 1 week of the close of this posting.”


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› Deliver your postings globally in minutes, not hours or days
› Easily manage competitive bids on your dashboard
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Suppliers Benefits
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› Unmatched access to qualified customers who are ready and able to buy
› Build relationships with a community of leading purchasing organizations and gain visibility across markets worldwide
› Search and automatically receive new business opportunities
Faster business growth
› Long-term relationships with active, high volume buyers


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