Indirect and Service Suppliers – USA and Canada


Beginning in January 2015, Stepan requires all USA and Canadian Indirect Suppliers to transact business electronically through the Ariba® Network, an SAP company.

If you’re not already familiar with Ariba, please know that one of the reasons we selected them as our partner is that being on the Ariba Network and doing business with us electronically offers you multiple benefits, including:

  • Real-time PO and invoice delivery for quicker fulfillment and identification of discrepancies
  • Greater share of wallet through use of online catalogs, as well as potential new business opportunities through visibility to other buying organizations on the Ariba Network
  • Reduction in administrative business expenses for items such as postage, printing, and mail room handling
  • Simple set-up – all you need is an Internet connection

Suppliers new to the Ariba Network generally start transacting on the Ariba Network for free, though based on the volume of transactions you do on the Network – with us as well as other buyers with which you may be transacting – there may eventually be fees associated with your use.

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