Nielsen Global Procurement and Supplier Engagement
Register with Nielsen Connect’s Ariba Network
After separation, both Nielsen Media and Nielsen Connect will continue to partner with Ariba to transact business electronically through the Ariba® Network. Ariba improves and streamlines our procurement and accounts payable processes with an automated solution. Most suppliers are already enabled, and have established a connection with Nielsen Media’s Ariba Network. In order to transact with Connect, you will need to establish a connection with Nielsen Connect’s Ariba Network as these companies will function on separate Ariba Networks.
A New, Streamlined Process
We are pleased to announce a new initiative to streamline our procurement and accounts payable processes. Nielsen is partnering with SAP Ariba to fulfill our vision of moving away from paper and manually transmitted documents. We are requesting that you partner with us on this key initiative.
The Ariba Project
In order to fulfill our vision of moving away from paper and manually transmitted documents, Nielsen will be migrating all of it’s P2P (Procure to Pay) processes into the digital era. This will bring our suppliers many benefits such as real-time PO delivery, the use of online catalogs and invoice automation. Vendors will also be able to track payments in real time from Nielsen via the Ariba Network. No more manual process, no more printing documents, and more effective communication between Nielsen and our suppliers!
Register an account with Ariba (Step 1)
- Create an Ariba account to become a Nielsen vendor and use the Ariba Commerce Cloud capabilities.
- Update user preferences and review notification settings.
Register as a New Supplier with Nielsen (Step 2)
- This is located in the The Nielsen Company requested fields section of your Ariba network profile.
How to enable through Ariba
Accept TRR (Step 3)
After Registering as a new supplier, enabling through Ariba with an Enterprise Account is the next step. Next, an Agent from SAP will send an email on Nielsen’s behalf, requesting that you establish a connection in the Ariba Network. This leads to the next step, accepting the Trading Relationship Request (TRR). If you already a supplier, Nielsen will reach out to you once a Purchase Order is initiated.
If you choose to use the Standard Account version of Ariba (FREE), the Trading Relationship Request (TRR) all of this will be established in an email following the first Purchase Order.
- After Nielsen approves you as a supplier, a Trading Relationship Request will be sent from the Ariba network establishing the connection between your company and Nielsen .
Complete E-invoicing (Step 4)
- Configure routing IDs and notification tasks
Ariba Project and Rules
How to sign up for Ariba Pay (Step 5)
Frequently Asked Questions
- One platform to consolidate all requests!
- Standardization of P2P process globally
- Increased policy compliance and control
- Real time PO delivery
- Online purchases will come from catalogs via Guided Buying!
- Automated invoicing
- Better payment visibility for vendors
There are several benefits to switching to SAP Ariba. Firstly, you can deliver more savings and cash flow to your organization through utilization of the program. This will help Nielsen identify risks deep in their global supply chain. Additionally, it will assist in managing working capital and reducing processing costs across procure-to-pay operations.
Vendors will receive their PO in real time, once the PO is approved they will have visibility through the Ariba Network. This tool will allow us to interact with our suppliers in a more orderly and strategic way. Reporting and document repository will also be available for vendors.
They will be able to submit digital invoices for payment linked to a specific PO. This will allow the payment process to flow more effectively. Suppliers will also be alerted about the payment process and dates through the system.