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Africa Finance Corporation: Increased Efficiency, Lowered Costs, and Simplified the Buying Experience with SAP ARIBA


  • Implement company sourcing guidelines and policies on an automated system

  • Replace spreadsheets and emails

  • Having a platform for vendors and suppliers for quick/ easier communication

  • Reduce costs and increase efficiency by maximizing supplier collaboration

  • Moving to the cloud

Key Challenges

  • Complicated, disparate, and manual source-to-pay process that limits visibility and makes it hard to drive compliance

  • There was no process automation for the sourcing process; all sourcing project were handled using e-mails.

  • Difficulties in updating and maintaining supplier’s data and qualifying them

  • Master data was scattered and required a full lengthily time to be obtained

  • Lack of centralized documentation center


  • Implemented SAP SuccessFactors including the following modules: Performance and Goals Management, Recruiting Management, Learning Management.

  • Implemented SAP ARIBA Sourcing remotely in AFC for 200 users and made the integration with SAP S/4 HANA MM Solution 100% Virtually


errors caused from scattered data and manual work


documentation and Communication


efficiency in reporting and analytics


procurement Cycles and workflows


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