NC eProcurement uses the SAP Ariba Sourcing, Contracts, and Procurement tools, which are integrated with the Ariba Network for suppliers.
The Ariba Network offers two types of accounts: Standard and Enterprise. Standard accounts are free and allow for collaboration on contract documents and electronic quote requests, as well as participation in Sourcing Events. An Enterprise account is subscription-based and provides more advanced commerce capabilities such as ERP integration. An Ariba Network account is not required to receive Purchase Orders from State buyers. Vendors must be registered for one of these account types to respond to a State Solicitation.
Before signing up for a new Ariba Network account, please confirm internally whether the company already has an account. Multiple users may be added to an existing Ariba Network supplier account if they need access. If an Ariba Network account already exists for a company and the user is trying to respond to opportunities on the electronic Vendor Portal (eVP), please see “Responding to an Ariba Sourcing Event.”
For more detailed step-by-step information regarding this topic in a printable format, see the following job aid.
Navigate to the Ariba Network login page at supplier.ariba.com. Click the ‘Register Now’ link to begin registration for a free standard account.
Note: The person whose name is entered in the user account information section becomes the account administrator automatically. Account administrators can transfer the administrator role to another user later.