For Suppliers

We at thyssenkrupp expect all suppliers to meet the highest expectations regarding sustainability, quality, pricing as well as contract and delivery performance. For any successful collaboration with our suppliers and service providers, it is essential that you provide high flexibility, customer orientation, and full transparency about process and system requirements.

To strategically selected suppliers, thyssenkrupp offers attractive business opportunities as well as the possibility to develop mutually beneficial pioneering technology. In addition, you can gain access to important expanding markets with strong, growing customer bases. In return, thyssenkrupp expects exceptional innovation in technologies and processes and the willingness to grow and expand in new ways in order to create cost and market advantages for us and for our customers.

Our procurement is digital

As we are digitalizing our business processes, thyssenkrupp is using the SAP Ariba procurement system. For you as a supplier, this means: In order to simplify and digitalize processes, orders and invoices are processed online via the portal of the SAP Ariba network.

Find more information on how to register and what the advantages for you as a supplier are on the page SAP Ariba Network-Registration.

The new process has three advantages for you as a supplier:

Digital cooperation with your customers

Digital cooperation with your customers

As a supplier registered in the SAP Ariba network, you gain access to the world's largest B2B marketplace, which has already been joined by millions of companies.

Transparent processes

Transparent processes

You get transparency and constantly updated access to your orders and order changes without manual effort.

Transparency and reliability in receipt of payment

Transparency and reliability in receipt of payment

You know exactly when payments are received for which orders and services.

Cooperative partnership with our suppliers

We believe that an appreciative approach is the basis for a good and professional relationship. This is also reflected in our principles for responsible procurement.

Supplier qualification is a key component of supplier management at thyssenkrupp. Our goal is an optimal supplier selection based on our principles and guidelines, especially the thyssenkrupp Supplier Code of Conduct.

In addition to this minimum qualification, specific qualifications are required for certain business areas and product groups. The number and type of qualifications depend on the field of the suppliers’ business.

The qualification process is generally initiated by thyssenkrupp. You will receive an email to register in the SAP Ariba Network or, if you are already a registered SAP Ariba Network supplier, to log in with your account and start the qualification process.

The registration is a technical prerequisite for the initiation of the qualification and thus for the foundation of the business partnership between your company and thyssenkrupp.

Independently from the thyssenkrupp invitation, you can register at the SAP Ariba Network anyway. In order to do so, please use the following link:

For more information on registering with the SAP Ariba Network, please refer to our FAQ.

Tender process

To be able to participate in tenders and eAuctions via the SAP Ariba network, you will have register. Registration is free for suppliers. If you need to follow the process, you will be prompted by email to register for tenders and eAuctions via the SAP Ariba Network.

Digital supplier connection

As a supplier, you can choose between two types of connections Your choice depends on the sales and transaction volume with thyssenkrupp and the degree of integration of the technical connection. See below for more information about the options.

AccessSkip the emails. Receive and manage orders and invoices in one easy-to-use online dashboard.
Includes access to past orders and invoices.
Company ProfileSet up a company profile to share with your customers including digital achievement badges to denote your capabilities on Ariba Network.
OrderTransact documents with your customer such as orders, full and partial order confirmation, advance ship notices (ASN), and service entry sheets (SES).
Convert orders into an e-invoice with the click of a button.
Create non-PO invoices and credit memos.
Support for all document types including Supply Chain Collaboration like consignment or forecast collaboration, or schedule agreement releases orders, payment collaboration and more if used by your customer.
CatalogsPublish eCommerce catalogs which detail your products and services and improves order accuracy.
InvoiceView and manage online an unlimited number of invoices from one single outbox with easy access from any browser.
Legal ArchiveGet long-term invoice archiving for global compliance (Regional restrictions apply).
Capability to mass download invoices for local archiving.
SAP Ariba SupportGet support via phone, chat, or email.
Direct access to enablement experts for onboarding assistance.
Technical support for configuration and integration assistance.**
Participate in online educational training courses on a wide range of topics including catalogs, cXML and integration.
IntegrationSimplify your document processing by integrating directly with your backend systems through cXML, EDI, or CSV files.
Leverage integration adaptors** and deployment services to connect to supported versions of Sage, Peachtree Sage, and Intuit QuickBooks account systems.
ReportingCreate and export reports that track orders, invoices and other document types.
Customer Relationships *Unlimited
Multi usersCreate user accounts with permissions for different roles in your company.
Mobile AppSAP Ariba Supplier mobile app to access your account, anywhere, anytime.
FeesFees apply, see details.

*A single supplier account cannot support customers on both the light account capability and full-account. Once you sign up for a full-use account, it applies to all your customer relationships on Ariba Network.
** Some functionality only applies to higher-level Ariba Network subscriptions. See complete details.
***Functionality may vary based on region and what your customer has chosen to support.
AccessSkip the emails. Receive and manage orders and invoices in one easy-to-use online dashboard.
Includes access to past orders and invoices.
Company ProfileSet up a company profile to share with your customers including digital achievement badges to denote your capabilities on Ariba Network.
OrderTransact documents with your customer such as orders, full and partial order confirmation, advance ship notices (ASN), and service entry sheets (SES).
Convert orders into an e-invoice with the click of a button.
Create non-PO invoices and credit memos.
Support for all document types including Supply Chain Collaboration like consignment or forecast collaboration, or schedule agreement releases orders, payment collaboration and more if used by your customer.
CatalogsPublish eCommerce catalogs which detail your products and services and improves order accuracy.
InvoiceView and manage online an unlimited number of invoices from one single outbox with easy access from any browser.
Legal ArchiveGet long-term invoice archiving for global compliance (Regional restrictions apply).
Capability to mass download invoices for local archiving.
SAP Ariba SupportGet support via phone, chat, or email.
Direct access to enablement experts for onboarding assistance.
Technical support for configuration and integration assistance.**
Participate in online educational training courses on a wide range of topics including catalogs, cXML and integration.
IntegrationSimplify your document processing by integrating directly with your backend systems through cXML, EDI, or CSV files.
Leverage integration adaptors** and deployment services to connect to supported versions of Sage, Peachtree Sage, and Intuit QuickBooks account systems.
ReportingCreate and export reports that track orders, invoices and other document types.
Customer Relationships *Unlimited
Multi usersCreate user accounts with permissions for different roles in your company.
Mobile AppSAP Ariba Supplier mobile app to access your account, anywhere, anytime.
FeesFees apply, see details.

*A single supplier account cannot support customers on both the light account capability and full-account. Once you sign up for a full-use account, it applies to all your customer relationships on Ariba Network.
** Some functionality only applies to higher-level Ariba Network subscriptions. See complete details.
***Functionality may vary based on region and what your customer has chosen to support.
AccessAccess light account using emails and notices sent by your customer or Ariba Network.
Retain email communications to respond to requests.
Company ProfileSet up a company profile to share with your customers including digital achievement badges to denote your capabilities on Ariba Network.
OrderTransact documents with your customer such as orders, full and partial order confirmation, advance ship notices (ASN), and service entry sheets (SES).
Convert orders into an e-invoice with the click of a button.
Create non-PO invoices and credit memos.
Catalogs-
Invoice-
Legal ArchiveEmail notification and online download provide access to invoices for your local archiving.
SAP Ariba SupportOnline help center
Integration-
Reporting-
Customer Relationships*Unlimited
Multi usersCreate user accounts with permissions for different roles in your company.
Mobile AppSAP Ariba Supplier mobile app to access your account, anywhere, anytime.
Payment visibility and early payment-
FeesFree

*A single supplier account cannot support customers on both the light account capability and full-account. Once you sign up for a full-use account, it applies to all your customer relationships on Ariba Network.
** Some functionality only applies to higher-level Ariba Network subscriptions. See complete details.
***Functionality may vary based on region and what your customer has chosen to support.
AccessAccess light account using emails and notices sent by your customer or Ariba Network.
Retain email communications to respond to requests.
Company ProfileSet up a company profile to share with your customers including digital achievement badges to denote your capabilities on Ariba Network.
OrderTransact documents with your customer such as orders, full and partial order confirmation, advance ship notices (ASN), and service entry sheets (SES).
Convert orders into an e-invoice with the click of a button.
Create non-PO invoices and credit memos.
Catalogs-
Invoice-
Legal ArchiveEmail notification and online download provide access to invoices for your local archiving.
SAP Ariba SupportOnline help center
Integration-
Reporting-
Customer Relationships*Unlimited
Multi usersCreate user accounts with permissions for different roles in your company.
Mobile AppSAP Ariba Supplier mobile app to access your account, anywhere, anytime.
Payment visibility and early payment-
FeesFree

*A single supplier account cannot support customers on both the light account capability and full-account. Once you sign up for a full-use account, it applies to all your customer relationships on Ariba Network.
** Some functionality only applies to higher-level Ariba Network subscriptions. See complete details.
***Functionality may vary based on region and what your customer has chosen to support.

FAQ

How do you register as a supplier for thyssenkrupp in the SAP Ariba Network?

What is the process from order to invoice?

What costs arise for the use of SAP Ariba Network?

How can I participate as a supplier in online auctions at thyssenkrupp?

Is there a separate contract between SAP Ariba and the supplier?

Do additional costs arise for the integration effort to the SAP Ariba Network?

How safe is the SAP Ariba network and what happens to my data?

I am already a member of the SAP Ariba Network. How do I connect my existing account to thyssenkrupp?

I received an email with the request for qualification. What should I do now?

Why did I get the request to fill in multiple qualifications?