Constellation Brands, Inc. has partnered with SAP Ariba and implemented the SAP Ariba Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution for the processing of all invoices (direct and indirect), and indirect Purchase Orders. This best-in-class, cloud-based solution can seamlessly integrate with back end processing systems through CXML, EDI or CSV and include invoice processing and payments.
A part of the SAP Ariba P2P solution includes the Ariba Supplier Network. The Ariba Network platform will allow for the electronic transmission of purchase orders and invoices.
To create the trading relationship with Constellation in Ariba, please send a “Penny PO” request to P2Pinquiry@cbrands.com and include your Tax ID#.
Transacting electronically on the Ariba Network will be a standard part of doing business and an expectation of all of our suppliers moving forward. Once you are an Ariba Enabled Supplier, you may receive Purchase Orders (POs) from Constellation Brands electronically and you can create and submit invoices electronically to Constellation.
More information about Ariba’s Standard Account offering, Frequently Asked Questions, and a Recorded Demonstration are available here.
Q: How do I register on the Ariba Network?
A: For existing Constellation Brands Suppliers/Distributors, the best way to get connected in Ariba is by Constellation sending a Purchase Order worth $.01 (Penny PO). The Penny PO contains an interactive link (‘process order button’) that triggers registration/login and the trading relationship. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Penny PO.
Q: How secure is the Ariba Network?
A: The Ariba Network uses Secure Hypertex Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) for all communication between procurement applications, suppliers, and the Ariba Network. HTTPS is the standard for secure Internet communication and uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) with RSA Labs encryption. Additionally, accounts on the Ariba Network are password protected.
Q: What if I don’t want to participate?
A: Suppliers that are asked to participate are considered strategic for on-going business and are thus expected to comply with this process change as a requirement for continuing the relationship. SAP Ariba offers a free Standard Account option that has no threshold of becoming fee based. Please reach out to P2Pinquiry@cbrands.com with any questions.
Q: Why is my invoice being rejected?
A: Please send your rejected Invoice number to P2Pinquiry@cbrands.com, so they can review and provide next steps.
Q: How much does it cost to join the Ariba Network?
A: There are two different Ariba Account types: Enterprise (fee’s) and Standard Account (free).