Elanco SAP Ariba® Implementation
We are pleased to announce a new initiative to streamline our procurement and accounts payable processes. Elanco is partnering with SAP Ariba to fulfill our vision of moving away from paper and manually transmitted documents. The selection of SAP Ariba was made in conjunction with the development of Elanco’s new SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, planned to go live in early 2021. This initiative also represents a pivotal step in our path to becoming an independent Elanco as we transition from Eli Lilly and Company’s eConnect platform. We believe the transformation to our new ERP, and transacting through SAP Ariba, will help meet our needs as a global independent animal health leader dedicated to innovating and delivering for farmers, veterinarians and pet owners, and the animals in their care – because making their life better, makes life better.
A primary rationale in our choice of SAP Ariba is the range of benefits the Ariba Network brings to our suppliers. Transacting purchase orders and invoices through the Ariba Network will improve speed with real-time purchase order delivery, use of online catalogs and invoice automation which improves compliance. Suppliers seeking to grow their reach can also leverage the tools and connections on the Ariba Network to seek out potential new business opportunities.
Our suppliers are being contacted and asked to transition to the Ariba Network in phases. Once suppliers receive information regarding their transition, the SAP Ariba team will be available to help those suppliers that are new to the system to establish accounts and prepare for electronic trading. Existing SAP Ariba users will need to set up a trading relationship with Elanco.
While SAP Ariba will be Elanco’s preferred method of transacting with suppliers—sending purchase orders and receiving invoices—suppliers in some countries may not be able to send invoices via the Ariba network due to government regulations or other local requirements. You can find a listing of invoicing methods by country here.
Note: Suppliers that currently use SAP Ariba for heritage-Bayer Animal Health orders should continue to use their existing account for those orders, or continue using the current AP and procurement processes if they are not yet using SAP Ariba. Alignment of Elanco’s two SAP Ariba systems (heritage-Elanco and heritage-Bayer Animal Health) will occur at a later date.
Further information and support will be available and posted here shortly. For immediate inquiries, please contact the Elanco Ariba Supplier Enablement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplier Information on the Acquisition of Bayer Animal Health
Elanco completed the acquisition of Bayer Animal Health on August 1, 2020. These two complementary animal health-focused organizations are now unbound from human pharma, creating one company solely focused on animal health, dedicated to innovating and delivering for farmers, veterinarians and pet owners. Together, we are committed to providing a more comprehensive portfolio of products along with unparalleled service and support to our customers and the animals in their care, because making their lives better, makes life better.
In the weeks and months to come, we will begin to integrate our business operations and will keep our combined suppliers informed on aspects that might impact the way we work together.
Elanco contacts, ordering and invoicing processes for Elanco products remain the same. Bayer Animal Health informed its suppliers in June and July of important actions that need to be taken to ensure continuity of purchase orders and invoicing heritage-Bayer Animal Health for your products or services. Those instructions can be found here, please follow them carefully. In addition to those instructions, the following FAQs provide additional information. If further information or support is needed, please use the contact facility on this website or the mailboxes contained in the subsequent sections of the FAQs.