Global Sourcing and Procurement

Supplier onboarding

Registering as a supplier in Ariba

Thomson Reuters uses Ariba, a third-party electronic transaction processing tool, to manage our supplier onboarding process and to issue and manage purchase orders (POs) and invoices. All PO-based suppliers are required to use Ariba to receive POs — in all countries — and return invoices to us in e-invoice-enabled countries. The supplier onboarding process ensures all suppliers are screened and set up a payment in our Ariba system, so invoices can be managed and paid efficiently. Suppliers transacting with Thomson Reuters are required to comply with our onboarding process and the Thomson Reuters Supply Chain Ethical Code.

As a part of the mandatory setup process, all the suppliers are requested to register on SAP Business Network and complete the registration questionnaire to be set up for invoice payment in Ariba.

IMPORTANT! Suppliers should be aware that Ariba offers two versions; the Standard Account and the Enterprise Account. The Standard Account will not incur any fees for the supplier, but the Full Account will. When registering with Ariba, suppliers create an agreement between the supplier and Ariba, to which Thomson Reuters is not a party. Suppliers should ensure that the appropriate Ariba Account type is selected, as suppliers that select the Full Account will receive an invoice directly from Ariba. Thomson Reuters cannot accept accountability should the incorrect level be selected, nor can it accept liability for any fees incurred. Thomson Reuters can however assist suppliers to switch back from the Enterprise Account to the Standard Account if the supplier notifies Thomson Reuters accordingly.

Country specific requirements