Smarter spend management
at Allianz Global Investors

Overview

Allianz Global Investors has started a purchasing transformation program in which we will digitalise our processes and systems in all our regions. We will improve our supplier relationship by having a fully digitised, modern end-to-end buying experience. This allows us to optimise our value – together.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to start or even evolve our relationship using the SAP Ariba Network. In the future the exchange of orders and order confirmations will take place on the Ariba Network only. Collaborating with us outside the Ariba Network will be eliminated in due course.

The Ariba Network is market leader in cloud-based procurement solutions. It enables the entire procurement and accounting process from start to finish through sourcing, purchasing, invoice automation and payment reconciliation all in one tool.

Your benefits

As our supplier, you will be required to register on the Ariba Network. Registration in the Ariba Network offers several benefits for your business – not only with Allianz Global Investors:

  • The Ariba Network is the largest business network worldwide with millions of suppliers in over 190 Countries
  • One shared platform for procure-to-order collaboration
  • Elimination of paper and manual processes via electronic purchase orders and invoices
  • Quick and easy invoice submission by converting purchase orders into invoices
  • Visibility of the purchase order and invoice status in real time, 24/7
  • Online archive eliminates challenges surrounding late or lost documents
  • Fewer invoicing errors
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Easy access to the online platform

How supplier enablement works

Transacting electronically on the Ariba Network is a standard part of doing business and an expectation of all suppliers of Allianz Global Investors moving forward. With supplier enablement we offer a migration process that invited suppliers go through to transition to the Ariba Network. We also support new suppliers in the direct onboarding.

What are the steps within supplier enablement?

Step 1: Allianz Global Investors or Ariba are contacting you in phases during the rollout.

Step 2: We will send you a Project Notification Letter (PNL) when it is time to convert to the new process. This letter will explain how to register on the Ariba Network and the steps to take to create your account (see as well Account options).

Please note: If you are using the functionality of the Ariba Network already, please provide us with your existing unique ANID and email address to ensure all account settings will be configured properly.

Step 3: Soon after, you will receive an invitation from Ariba.
If you choose an enterprise account, you will receive a Trading Relationship Request (TRR). Click 'Accept your customer's Trading Relationship Request' to begin the onboarding process.
If you have selected a standard account, you will receive an interactive email from us, and you can sign up for a standard account.

If you have Ariba related questions, please visit www.ariba.com.

If you have any questions regarding the supplier enablement process, please contact:

Supplier-Enablement@allianzgi.com

Your account options

Before the registration you will receive a questionnaire from us. Afterwards you would need to register to join the Ariba Network. SAP Ariba offers several account options and services. In general, there are two core options to register in the Ariba Network: Enterprise and standard account.

If you would like to receive more information on this, please click here for more information.

Support

If you have further questions, please contact the Allianz Global Investors Supplier Enablement team: Supplier-Enablement@allianzgi.com.

For SAP Ariba support, please check this video or reach out to Ariba directly.

FAQs and more

  • The Ariba Network is a global e-procurement solution. As the world’s largest web-based trading community, the Ariba Network connects leading global organizations with their trading partners and provides a broad-based platform for all key business collaboration needs. It supports everything from trading partner discovery and e-procurement to e-invoicing and working capital management, allowing participants to buy, sell, and manage cash rapidly and effectively. The Ariba Network delivers unparalleled ROI, reach, flexibility, and value to both buyers and sellers, helping to make business commerce as easy as consumer commerce. Today, more than 2 million companies – including more than half of the Global 2000 use Ariba to streamline and automate their collaborative business processes.

  • There are two options for setting up an account on the Ariba Network:

    1. Standard account. This option is for low-transaction and financial volume suppliers, typically with up to 75 invoices transacted annually.
    2. Enterprise account. This option is for high-transaction and financial volume suppliers, typically with more than 75 invoices transacted annually.
  • Once you have registered on the Ariba Network the ordering method is changed to online. All new POs issued by Allianz Global Investors would be sent to your Ariba Network account. Once you receive the PO in your inbox (AN Inbox) you can flip the PO into Invoice and update the invoice number and date and submit through Ariba Network. If you have registered for an Enterprise Account, you can opt to integrate the PO and invoicing process.

  • Yes. AllianzGI is digitizing the end-to-end procure-to-pay process, using the SAP Ariba cloud-based platform. The Ariba Network will be the only method to transact with Allianz Global Investors in future.

  • Yes. But Ariba will be launched in a regional approach. We start first in the US and will then add EU and APAC in due course. Please reach out to the supplier enablement team to see when your regions will be affected (Supplier-Enablement@allianzgi.com).

  • Below you find a list of VAT IDs. Please contact us in case you have any questions: Supplier-Enablement@allianzgi.com.

    Allianz Global Investors Branch VAT ID VAT Country
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / Head Office DE811346312 Germany
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / BE Branch BE0559809467 Belgium
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / NL Branch NL85205226B01 Netherlands
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / FR Branch FR45799378369 France
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / IT Branch IT08009620967 Italy
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / ES Branch ESW0049149H Spain
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / UK Branch GB848914678 Great Britain
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / LU Branch LU27009367 Luxembourg
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / HK Branch n/a Hong Kong
    Allianz Global Investors (Schweiz) AG CHE116295497 Switzerland
    Allianz Treuhand GmbH DE814894820 Germany
    risklab GmbH DE230465676 Germany
    Allianz Global Investors U.S. Holdings LLC n/a US
    Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC n/a US
    Allianz Global Investors Distributors LLC n/a US
    Allianz Global Investors Asia Pacific Ltd. n/a Hong Kong
    Allianz Global Investors Japan Co. Ltd. 4010401053740 Japan
    Allianz Global Investors Singapore Ltd. 19-9907169-Z Singapore
    Allianz Global Investors Taiwan Ltd. 16841958 Taiwan
    Allianz Global Investors Ireland Ltd. IE8201154R Ireland
    Allianz Global Investors Asia Pacific Ltd / AU Branch n/a Australia
    Allianz Global Investors Holdings Ltd GB848914678 Great Britain
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH / Swedish Branch SE516411710201 Sweden
    Allianz Capital Partners GmbH / Head Office DE249425576 Germany
    Allianz Capital Partners GmbH / UK Branch GB384463821 Great Britain
    Allianz Capital Partners GmbH / SG Branch M90363975G Singapore
    Allianz Capital Partners of America Inc. n/a US
    Allianz Capital Partners GmbH / LU Branch not yet available Luxembourg

Training will be available soon from Allianz Global Investors and Ariba to help with the enablement process to use the Ariba Network.

Upcoming Summit dates:
Will be launched soon.

Recordings and presentation of the last summits:

Standard account summit
Enterprise account summit

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