Transacting With Us


Fresenius Medical Care North America and SAP Ariba

The Ariba R2P solution includes the Ariba Supplier Network. The Ariba Network platform allows electronic transmission of purchase orders and invoices between Fresenius Medical Care North America and its valued suppliers. Electronic transactions deliver proven benefits by sending purchase orders and processing invoices more efficiently for both suppliers and Fresenius Medical Care North America. The Ariba Network allows Fresenius Medical Care North America and suppliers to work together more efficiently and effectively on all the shared aspects of business commerce. If you’re already on the Ariba Network with other customers, you understand the benefits of trading on a global platform.

There are no fees for suppliers trading with Fresenius Medical Care North America on an Ariba Network Enterprise account.
 

Getting Started with Ariba

You will receive a Trade Relationship Request (TRR) from Fresenius Medical Care North America. This email is delivered to you by Ariba. The letter explains how to register on the Ariba Network and includes the steps to create your account; or link your current account to include Fresenius Medical Care North America as a customer. By accepting the Trade Relationship Request, you are agreeing with Fresenius Medical Care North America to abide by all policies and procedures.

VIEW OUR PROCUREMENT POLICIES


CATALOGS

While you don’t need a catalog to trade with Fresenius Medical Care North America on Ariba Network, electronic catalogs are our preferred method for supplier content. Your free Enterprise Account on Ariba Network allows suppliers to create and manage catalogs to increase visibility and ease of ordering. Suppliers that have catalogs in our Fresenius Medical Care North America R2P system enjoy more accurate end to end transactions which streamlines the invoice and payment processing.

If you already have a B2B website, consider an Ariba Punchout catalog.


FEES AND COSTS

Ariba offers Supplier Accounts at two levels; the basic free Standard Account, and the easier-to-use, fully functional Enterprise Account, which normally involves annual fees based on transaction volume and dollar volume traded.

Fresenius Medical Care North America assumes the cost of all supplier related transaction fees, as we are is committed to the success of this initiative and is working hard to make the transition as painless as possible for suppliers. There are no fees for suppliers trading with Fresenius Medical Care North America on an Ariba Network Enterprise account.


INVOICES

Purchase orders sent to you through the Ariba Network are required to be invoiced through the Network as well. There are several methods that Ariba provides to accomplish this. The easiest is to create an invoice directly from the purchase order (PO flip). This method ensures that your invoice matches the purchase order directly, and speeds processing on the Fresenius Medical Care North America side.

You will only be able to use the Ariba Network for invoicing of purchase orders that are issued to you via the Ariba Network directly. Your purchase order will begin with the number ‘36’.

Once you are an enabled supplier trading with Fresenius Medical Care North America on the Ariba Network, any inovices submitted outside of the Network will be rejected. Fresenius Medical Care North America does not permit non-PO invoices, nor invoices against purchase orders created outside the Ariba Network, to be submitted electronically.

Any other invoices should be submitted to the your Fresenius Medical Care North America contact for processing directly.


IMPLEMENTATION

As of July 1, 2019, all Fresenius Kidney Care locations in North America are transmitting purchase orders via the Ariba Network.


EXEMPTIONS

Fresenius Medical Care North America is using the Ariba Network for the purchase of indirect goods and services only.

Our Global Manufacturing Quality Supply Chain GMQS will not use the Ariba Network to transact with their direct material suppliers. If you are current GMQS supplier, you should follow the existing process with GMQS.

 

NON-COMPLIANCE / NO PO NO PAY

Fresenius Medical Care North America expects that our valued suppliers will take all necessary steps to accept purchase orders and transmit invoices with us via the Ariba Network.

Participation on the Ariba Network is mandatory for all current and future indirect suppliers to continue doing business with Fresenius Medical Care North America. Fresenius Medical Care North America has recently mandated a No PO No Pay Policy to ensure all transaction with relevant suppliers reference a valid FMCNA issued Purchase Order.
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

How to Create a PO Invoice on Ariba Network
Invoices in Loaded Status

 





SAP Ariba Support

ARIBA SUPPLIER SUPPORT HELP DESK: (800) 974-4899

  • SAP Ariba provides reference and training material directly through Ariba Network Supplier. Each page has a link to the HELP CENTER, which provides context-specific help based on where you are in the system.
  • For specific questions about Ariba software and system functionality: freseniusenablement@ariba.com
  • Ariba also hosts free webinars for suppliers.

 

Fresenius Medical Care North America Support

R2P HELP DESK

For Requisition to Pay inquiries, reach out to our help desk at the number below:
(866) 576-8324

SUPPLIER ENABLEMENT

The Supplier Enablemebt team can be reached at: Supplier.Enablement@fmc-na.com