Register on the Ariba Network

Registering with assistance from your customer

Typically, your company is already in contact with a customer that transacts with their suppliers through Ariba Network. The customer logs in to Ariba Network and invites your company to join. Ariba Network sends an email message to you that contains a link for starting the registration process. Ariba Network notifies you through email when the account is active and ready to transact with your customer.

Registering without assistance from your customer

If you are not already in contact with a buying organization on Ariba Network, you can create a free, light account at You can use this account to learn how to conduct e-commerce through Ariba Network, create a company profile, and find new business through SAP Ariba Discovery.

Completing a company profile allows buying organizations to locate your company when searching for suppliers by product and service category, industry, ship-to or service location, or other criteria. After reviewing basic company information, a buying organization can then request a relationship with your company. After you accept a relationship request, your account is ready to transact with the buying organization.

How to register as a supplier on Ariba Network

You register an Ariba Network account in order to transact with your customers and potentially find new business opportunities.


1. You can use one of the following methods to register a new or existing seller account on Ariba Network:

    • If you received an email invitation from a buying organization, click the link in the email message. When Ariba Network shows the welcome page, do one of the following:
      • If you already have an account, click Log in.
      • If you don’t already have an account, click Sign up.
    • If you received a purchase order welcome letter that contains a temporary ID and secure code, you can use a web browser to go to the web address contained in the welcome letter. Enter your temporary ID and secure code to activate the account. After you activate your account, the temporary ID becomes your username.
    • If you received a purchase order or other first-time document from your customer, click the action button in the email, such as Process order. From the landing page, choose Sign up to register a free, light account, or choose Log in to add the document to your existing Ariba Network account.
      You must be the account administrator to move the document to an existing account.
    • If you didn’t receive an invitation, you can use a web browser to go to Click Register Now to register a free, light account on Ariba Network.

2. Follow the steps in the registration wizard.

    • Ariba Network asks for basic information about your business, such as your company name, address, telephone number, and email address. You also create a username and password.
      NOTE: The person whose name is entered in the user account information section becomes the account administrator automatically. Account administrators can transfer the administrator role to another user later.

3. Read the terms of use, and choose the check box if you agree to the terms.

4. (Optional) Print the Summary page for your records. You can also print the terms of use.

5. Click Continue.

    • Ariba shows the Activate Your Account Now page.
    • Ariba Network sends you an email confirming registration of your account. You must click the link in the email to activate your account and start transacting with your customer.
    • If you change your email address, Ariba Network sends an email to the newly updated email address requesting you to confirm the email address. You must use the link in the email to activate and log in to the account.
    • You can also resend the email containing the link to activate your Ariba Network account in case the previous email did not reach you. If for any reason, you are unable to launch a browser using this link, you can copy the link and paste it into the address bar of any of the supported Web browsers to form a single-line URL.

6. To activate your account, click the link in the email sent to you.

    • Ariba Network shows the Welcome to Ariba page, where you can view your company profile completeness meter.

7. Choose one of the following options:

    • Click Go to Company Profile to enter additional information about your company.
      NOTE: To increase your visibility to buying organizations, be sure your company profile is completed accurately, and consider subscribing to the SAP Ariba Discovery Advantage Program to further distinguish your organization in SAP Ariba’s publicly-accessible supplier directory.
      When registering on Ariba Network following an invitation initiated from SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance or SAP Ariba Sourcing, the Product and Service Categories and Ship-to or Service Location fields listed under Tell us more about your business are mandatory.
    • Click Complete my Company Profile later, to access the Home dashboard.