SAP Ariba Start Sourcing - Starter Kit

Join this free online course for step-by-step guidance on how to use SAP Ariba Start Sourcing. The course is ideal for any user of SAP Ariba Start Sourcing interested in how to use it in their business and how to move from SAP Ariba Start Sourcing to the full suite of SAP Ariba Sourcing applications. If you’re not already using the solution, you can learn how to request free access*.

This course was retired in October, 2023.

Self-paced since July 31, 2020
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October, 2023.

Course Summary

Whether you’re a small, medium, or large enterprise, every business has a supply chain to fulfill. With SAP Ariba Start Sourcing, SAP is now offering free access to a sub-set of its SAP Ariba Sourcing solution (certain limitations apply). SAP Ariba Start Sourcing is a free, intuitive, web-based RFx management tool that empowers users to create, execute, and manage sourcing events on the Ariba Network, the world’s largest commerce network which connects over 4 million buyers and sellers globally.

In this course you’ll learn how to use the SAP Ariba Start Sourcing solution. This starter kit course provides step-by-step guidance to help you navigate through the solution and explain how to ‘upgrade’ to SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing. It begins with an introduction to SAP Ariba Start Sourcing, before moving on to the basics of navigating the solution, including creating, monitoring, and managing sourcing events. Various solution demos as well as selected insights into the latest SAP Ariba Sourcing highlights round off the course.

The starter kit course provides the perfect partner to help you make the most out of SAP Ariba Start Sourcing. There are no self-tests or discussion forum available in the course, but you can earn a Record of Achievement and Digital Badge by completing the course assignment.

Check out the SAP Ariba Start Sourcing website to find out more about the solution and offer – and visit the Get Started section to request access*.

Note: System access is not required to complete the course and earn your Record of Achievement. The system access is only intended for companies who want to use the solution to find new suppliers for their business.

*Please use your business account to request your access to SAP Ariba Start Sourcing. You can download the terms and conditions from the SAP Ariba website.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: June 16, 2020, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 7 weeks
  • Effort: 2 hours in total
  • Assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: July 31, 2020, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to SAP Ariba Start Sourcing
Unit 2: Navigating in SAP Ariba Start Sourcing
Unit 3: Creating a Sourcing Event in SAP Ariba Start Sourcing
Unit 4: Monitoring a Sourcing Event in SAP Ariba Start Sourcing: Part I
Unit 5: Monitoring a Sourcing Event in SAP Ariba Start Sourcing: Part II
Unit 6: Creating Users in SAP Ariba Start Sourcing
Unit 7: From SAP Ariba Start Sourcing to Strategic Sourcing

Target Audience

  • Procurement professionals
  • Procurement application and business consultants
  • Sales and pre-sales experts in the areas of sourcing, business networks, and supply chain

Further Learning

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Content Experts

Wolfgang Schuler

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Wolfgang Schuler is Senior Director and responsible for a portfolio of Strategic Projects in the Procurement Solution Area of SAP. He has over 16 years of SAP experience in areas like Solution Consulting, Business Consulting, Industry Value Engineering, Strategy, Go-To-Market Planning and Execution, Solution Launch and Solution Management.
Wolfgang has also acted as an instructor for SAP and Procurement-related trainings and as speaker at various business conferences and events.

Roberto Valdovinos

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Roberto Valdovinos is a Senior Director in the Solutions Management team, responsible for Operational procurement. He has been working for SAP for over 8 years and has overall more than 25 years experience in areas like Solution/Product Management, Business management, Go-To-Market strategies and Customer management. He has experience in different industries across multiple geographies.
Roberto has also acted as an instructor for SAP and Procurement-related trainings and as speaker at various business conferences and events.

Michael Waugh

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Michael Waugh is a Director in the Solution Management team responsible for Ariba’s Strategic Procurement Solutions. He has been with SAP for 14 years, Initially working as a Project Manager in SAP’s Global Purchasing Organization before moving in to the Product and Innovations Organization where he has worked as a Product and Solution Manager on a number of SAP’s on premise procurement solutions

David Morel

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David Morel is Senior Product Manager at SAP. For the last 14 years, he has been active in the Spend Management / Strategic Sourcing space.
His responsibilities include managing the growth and evolution of the SAP Ariba Sourcing solution. In this role David works closely as the intermediary between SAP’s customers and the engineering group to help define requirements and insure the solution becomes what SAP’s customers want. He is also active in supporting Commercial teams in their efforts with prospects and customers.

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Course End
Jul 31, 2020
Course Start
Jun 16, 2020


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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.