Transforming BT Group Procurement
We have moved our Suppliers to the SAP Business Network (UK only excl. EE)
BT Sourced supplier update:
We want to create a BT that’s easy to do business with, whether you are buying services from us or selling to us.
We have introduced new systems and management tools to improve our business activities… and how we work with suppliers.
Trust your Supplier
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On 11 April 2023, we made the move to the SAP Business Network for BT Group (UK entities excluding EE). We now use the SAP Business Network to email our purchase orders to suppliers – suppliers may also receive their purchase order via their SAP Business Network Account which can also be used as an invoicing channel. Our legacy purchasing systems iBuy, iSupplier and CAMERA have now been decommissioned for the UK.
What this means for our suppliers
All Purchase Orders (POs) previously transacted through iBuy or CAMERA will be issued electronically via the SAP (Ariba) Business Network, with a strong 'No PO, No Pay' principle for supplier payments. Each PO will clearly state which entity it is for: BT Plc, Openreach, Plusnet or EE.
If you use Tungsten for invoicing, you should continue to submit invoices via this route. You will continue to see the PO information in Tungsten.
iSupplier has been decommissioned for UK suppliers. If you used iSupplier portal to submit your invoices you have the option to use the SAP (Ariba) Business Network, using what Ariba call 'PO flip'.
For more information on invoicing and payments visit Accounts Payable – Suppliers to BT UK Business entities.
What we need from our suppliers
The SAP (Ariba) Business Network, offers two types of account Enterprise and Standard. By default, newly created SAP Business Network (Ariba) accounts will be their Standard free of charge account. Additional functionality is available if you upgrade – and pay SAP for an Enterprise account.
If you don’t have an existing SAP (Ariba) Business Network Account holder, you can either:
- Sign up for an SAP (Ariba) Business Network Account and keep your credentials to log in when you receive your first PO.
- Wait for the first PO, the PO will be issued electronically from Ariba and have an option to sign up.
Help and information
If you have any questions visit our FAQs or access our supplier guide.
For technical support with the SAP (Ariba) Business Network visit the Supplier Information Portal.
To check and update your details in the SAP (Ariba) Business Network, follow our helpful guide.