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Webinar on getting started with digital procurement

Suppliers will be invited individually by BKW to attend a webinar.

 This webinar will focus on the following topics:

  • Why BKW is switching to the Ariba Network procurement platform and why this is important for BKW.
  • How your company will benefit from using the Ariba Network procurement platform.
  • How to set up your account on theAriba Network procurement platform.
  • A discussion on any fees associated with processing transactions on the Ariba Network procurement platform

Our answers to the most frequently asked questions

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Ariba Network is a cloud-based procurement platform that all procurement processes can be handled on.
Suppliers can manage their quotations, sales activities and invoices. In turn, buyers can find suppliers, negotiate prices and procure goods and services.

An internet connection, an email address and a web browser are all that’s required. Suppliers don’t need to download software or apps.

Ariba Network is a leader in expenditure management and has a broad buyer and seller base that already does business on Ariba Network. Ariba Network is a tried-and-tested tool that’s easy to use and meets a buyer’s digital procurement needs.

Initially, BKW will also offer the conventional channel. But later on, BKW will only use the digital order processing options.

BKW will contact its suppliers in phases during the introduction process. BKW will send you an invitation to a webinar when it’s time to switch to the new process. This webinar will provide you with information about the procedure. 

To start the registration process, you must accept the terms of use. Then, enter your company data carefully.
The registration process consists of the following five steps (please have all the information ready when it’s time for you to register):

  • Step 1: business information, such as your company’s name, address and VAT identification number. Ariba Network uses this information to ensure that your company is not already registered. When you register, you can choose whether this information can be seen by other suppliers on Ariba Network. Your personal account information will not be disclosed.
  • Step 2: company information, such as company address, email address, URL and other information. When you register, you can choose whether this information can be seen by other suppliers on Ariba Network. Your personal account information will not be disclosed.
  • Step 3: account administrator, such as contact information and login credentials for the representative responsible for maintaining your Ariba Network account.
  • Step 4: make registration settings, such as transaction settings and search criteria.
  • Step 5: make classifications, such as classification of product groups, industry and territory.

 

If you’ve forgotten your Ariba Network password, click on the “Having trouble logging in?” link here.
Ariba Network will prompt you to enter the answer to your secret question that you entered during the registration process.

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Ariba Network

Hier

Ariba Network uses HTTPS (Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol) for all communication between procurement applications, suppliers and Ariba Network.
HTTPS is the standard for secure internet communication and uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) with an RSA Labs encryption system. The accounts on Ariba Network are password protected.

 

By registering with Ariba Network, suppliers make their company profile information available to all Ariba Network customers.
This information enables BKW to carry out transactions with the supplier via Ariba Network.
What’s more, interested buyers can use this information to establish new business relationships. Protected account information, such as tax IDs and account settings, are not published. Suppliers do not have access to account information belonging to other suppliers.

Please contact digitalprocurement(at)bkw.ch or fill out the contact form. We’re more than happy to help you.

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