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 that all suppliers are screened and set up for payment in our Ariba system so that invoices can be managed and paid efficiently. Suppliers transacting with Thomson Reuters are required to comply with our on-boarding process and the Thomson Reuters Supply Chain Ethical Code.
As part of the mandatory setup process, all suppliers are required to complete the Supplier Profile Questionnaire (SPQ) to be set up for invoice payment in Ariba. Note: if you are a supplier located in Brazil, Japan or the United States you must include the relevant declarations and forms (provided on this page) in your SPQ submission.
IMPORTANT! Suppliers should be aware that Ariba offers two versions; the Light Account and the Full Enabled Account. The Light 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 Full Enabled Account to the Light Account, if the supplier notifies Thomson Reuters accordingly.