Supplier management

VELUX utilises SAP Ariba as an online platform for managing suppliers and associated documents, such as VELUX Code of Conduct (CoC), contract documents, Master Service Agreements (MSA), Statements of Work (SoW), etc.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • 1. What happens if we can not register on SAP Ariba or connect to VELUX due to internal policies?
    • VELUX expects suppliers to collaborate on SAP Ariba. Short term it will not impact your ability to deliver to VELUX, however your future opportunities to be awarded VELUX business will be limited.
  • 2. How does SAP Ariba work for a distributor or a supplier with no production?
    • There is no difference if you are a manufacturer or a distributor
  • 3. Who will any future contract be sent to?
    • Your account owner will receive a notification via SAP Ariba. It is possible to appoint other signees. This does not require additional registrations. Signees may be different people than event participants
  • 4. We already signed the VELUX Code of Conduct (CoC) and the VELUX Restricted Substance Management Standard (VRSMS). Do we need to sign them again?
    • You need to accept these documents via SAP Ariba also
  • 5. Can we get technical support from SAP Ariba in local language?
    • Yes, SAP Ariba offers support in several languages
  • 6. What if our company policy does not allow us to access external system platforms, such as Keelvar and SAP Ariba?
    • VELUX expects suppliers to collaborate on Keelvar and SAP Ariba, which means you will not appear on our supplier long list for RFx events, thus you may not become a qualified/preferred supplier to VELUX
  • 7. Can more than one person from a supplier register with SAP Ariba, or will one person need to share his/her login?
  • 8. Are there any one time or running costs associated with the use of Ariba Network?
    • For any VELUX supplier there are no costs associated with collaborating with VELUX on SAP Ariba, nor with registering with Ariba Network
  • 9. How do we add VELUX to our existing Ariba Network account?
    • When VELUX initiates a supplier registration workflow, you will receive an invite. Instead of creating an account for Ariba Network, you can log in with your current supplier profile, and sign up as a supplier to VELUX directly
  • 10. Will Ariba Network and SAP Ariba replace existing EDI, forecasting, order handling, or invoices handling?
    • No, neither Ariba Network, nor SAP Ariba will replace the EDI, forecast exchanging, order handling, invoice handling that you already have

Supplier management support