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B2B Supplier Enablement

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Supplier Enablement is a process of facilitating transactions between Alcon and Suppliers through the Ariba Network.

How Does It Work?

  1. Supplier receives a project notification letter including invitation for summit/training
  2. Supplier confirms the email address of the colleague responsible for Ariba Supplier Portal management, called the Ariba Admin, and the associated Ariba Network ID (ANID).
  3. Supplier subsequently receives a Trading Relationship Request (TRR) through Ariba
  4. Supplier has 5 days respond to avoid any delays in the process of transitioning to Ariba
  5. Supplier initiates the enablement process by clicking “Accept your customer’s Trading Relationship Request”
  6. If the Standard Enablement option gets is preferred, review the standard enablement steps and complete the needed actions.

Supplier Options for Ariba Enablement

Review the enablement options to determine which is best for your organization.


Recommended for High invoice volume suppliers
Supplier registration on Ariba Network and Relationship email address are mandatory
Orders can be processed and invoiced directly through Ariba


Recommended for Low invoice volume Suppliers
Once Valid Email address is provided, no additional action needed from supplier. Portal Registration after supplier receives first order to the email provided
Email based transaction method through Ariba receiving orders and subsequent invoicing

You may also reach out to:

Ariba: [email protected]
For all Ariba Queries related to Transacting On Ariba, Training, Password Resets, Fees relating to invoicing questions
Alcon B2B SE Contact: [email protected]
Any issues with Orders/Invoicing on Ariba