What is the Ariba Network for Suppliers?
The Ariba Network is the tool that the State will use to deliver purchase orders, but also offers additional benefits and capabilities for suppliers. The Ariba Network for Suppliers provides a website portal that allows suppliers to view purchase order history, confirm orders, and send shipping notifications.
Creating a supplier account and enabling a trading relationship with the state of North Carolina will give a supplier the ability to utilize these capabilities when working with the State. In addition, suppliers will be able to link their account with any other of their customers that use the Ariba Network for purchase order delivery.
Ariba offers a free standard-access account to the Ariba Network. Creating an Ariba Network account is optional, and is not required to work with the state of North Carolina.
What do I need to do to create an Ariba Network account?
If you are interested in an Ariba Network for Suppliers account and would like to establish a trading relationship with the state of North Carolina, please first confirm if your organization already uses the Ariba Network to transact with any other buyers. If you do, and you would like to keep using the same Ariba Network account that your company currently uses with the State, navigate to the Enabling an Existing Ariba Network Account page for steps on enabling a trading relationship.
If you do not have a current Ariba Network account, there are two options for moving forward with the state of North Carolina:
- Navigate to Ariba’s Supplier Login page and click the 'Register Now' link to get started with a free standard account. When you receive your first purchase order from the state of NC, you can connect through that purchase order to an existing supplier with the credentials that were created when you registered.
- Wait to receive your first PO from the State. Once you receive the first PO, you can register for the Ariba Network and connect to the state at the same time.
Where can I find out more, or get assistance with setting up my account?
More information on the Ariba Network can be found on their Ariba Network Frequently Asked Questions page.
For questions regarding your eVP account, please contact the NC eProcurement Help Desk via email at email@example.com or by phone at 888-211-7440, option 2.
An Ariba Network account is not required to work with the state of North Carolina. Purchase orders can be delivered via email per each supplier's preference.
However, suppliers must have an Ariba Network account in order to respond to Sourcing and Collaborative Requisition requests.
Suppliers can use Ariba Network for free with a standard account. The Ariba Network standard account allows suppliers to transact an unlimited number of documents such as orders, full and partial order confirmations, ship notices, and service entry sheets.
The Ariba Network does also have a subscription-based service that offers additional capabilities, and is based on financial volume and number of documents transacted through the Network, as well as technology usage. For answers to more specific questions regarding subscription services or billing, suppliers may sign in to their Ariba Network account to contact Ariba Support via the Help Center.
Vendors may switch to email-only delivery at any time by contacting the NC eProcurement Help Desk with their Ariba Network account details. The NC eProcurement Help Desk can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 888-211-7440, option 2.