Lilly Supplier Ariba Portal

Lilly is partnering with SAP Ariba to connect the full source-to-pay life cycle. Since 1996, Ariba has been transforming the global procurement landscape for businesses of all sizes. The default method for doing business with Lilly is electronic invoicing. All new PO suppliers are required to register on Ariba to submit your invoices, view your PO information, and self-serve inquiries relating to invoice, purchase orders and payment status.

See the list of Lilly entities that are currently live on Ariba. This list is updated as each Lilly entity is activated/enabled for e-invoicing on Ariba.

Lilly Suppliers can avail of the following benefits once enrolled in Ariba:

  • 24/7 access to an easy to use secure web portal to submit invoices and view purchase orders online (Enterprise Accounts), or secure email based portal (Standard Accounts)

  • Eliminate postage costs and lost invoices

  • Gain invoice processing efficiencies

  • Flip purchase orders into accurate, tax-compliant invoices

  • Payment terms begin upon submission of a valid e Invoice

  • Request early payment in exchange for a discount, accelerated cash flow

  • Visibility of invoice and payment status online

  • Business opportunities with other companies leveraging the Ariba Network for purchasing needs (Ariba Buyers)

What to expect: Lilly is onboarding its existing supplier base in waves, so not all suppliers will transition and go live on Ariba at the same time. Lilly suppliers may receive communications from or depending on the region you are invoicing. Please ensure to update your spam filters to allow communications from these email addresses.

Existing suppliers will receive a Project Notification Letter from the Lilly Ariba Supplier Enablement team with the steps needed to establish their Ariba Network Account as well as an invitation to the Ariba Supplier Summit Sessions. Suppliers will also receive training prior to going live on Ariba.

Suppliers will be requested to transition to Enterprise or Standard accounts based on their transaction volume with Lilly or their past account history on Ariba. For more information on these account types, visit this Ariba page.

Enterprise Account

The SAP Ariba team will contact existing suppliers recommended to transact on an Enterprise level account to accept the Trading Relationship Request prior to the go-live date. Enterprise accounts provide many supplier benefits and are aimed at suppliers who have higher transaction volume. Suppliers interested in integrations or hosting catalogs will need to transact using the Enterprise account level.

Standard Account

Standard account suppliers will receive an interactive email with their first purchase order after the go-live date. This email will be received from Standard accounts are recommended for suppliers with low to medium volumes. Suppliers can upgrade to Enterprise accounts at any time. Enterprise account level suppliers may be subject to fees.

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