Join us on our digital journey!

As of 3rd of October, 2022, company has taken into use its new business name Ahlstrom.
Ahlstrom is digitalizing its procurement processes with Smartbuy – our new digital procurement platform powered by SAP Ariba. SAP Ariba is a cloud-based solution that allows buyers and suppliers to connect with each other and do business on a single platform. SAP Ariba is an industry leader in e-procurement solutions, with a network of over 6 million companies trading over $3.2 trillion in goods and services each year.

The SAP Ariba platform will help improve our collaboration with suppliers by streamlining all our supplier management, sourcing and buying processes.

Key features 

  • 100% On Demand, Internet-based platform
  • On-boarding, registration, and connectivity in minutes
  • Automatic inclusion in Ariba Discovery™, providing immediate access to additional active buyers on the SAP Business Network
  • End-to-end collaboration on Order fulfillment, including Purchase Orders, change orders, confirmations, and Advance Shipping Notifications
  • Catalog collaboration with support for multiple catalog formats
  • Complete e-invoicing functionality, ranging from webform entry to system-to-system integration

Supplier benefits

  • Better control of your contact and payment information and better compliance to Ahlstrom's Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Accelerate the sales cycle while lowering your cost of sales
  • Boost sales through catalogs and find new customers ready to buy
  • Respond to RFP/RFIs, submit proposals, and negotiate contracts using one system
  • Handle purchase orders, send invoices, and receive payments in one system

Get started

If you already have experience using SAP Ariba, please refer to our Quick Guide to learn how to register and qualify as an Ahlstrom supplier.

To learn more about SAP Ariba and Ahlstrom's Smartbuy program, please see the links below or send us an email to with any questions that you may have.

If you are new to SAP Ariba, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the materials provided on this website and the visit the SAP Ariba homepage here.

We will be organizing Supplier Summits in collaboration with the SAP Ariba team. During the summits you will have the opportunity to learn more about the tool itself and how you can transact with us in the future. You will also have the opportunity to give us feedback or ask any questions that you may have. The dates for the Supplier Summits will be posted on this website so please check this page regularly if you are interested in joining a Supplier Summit.



Q: Why is Ahlstrom changing its ways of working?
A: Implementing SAP Ariba will help us streamline and digitalize our procurement processes, enabling us to collaborate more effectively with our suppliers.

Q: What is the SAP Business Network (a.k.a. Ariba Network)?
A: The SAP Business Network is a cloud-based B2B marketplace where buyers and suppliers can connect to do business within a single networked platform.

Q: How do I register?
A: You will need to set up an SAP Business Network account or link your existing account to Ahlstrom. You will receive the invitation by e-mail. You can refer to our Quick Guide or to our Supplier Handbook for further information.

Q: When will I be invited to join the SAP Business Network?
A: We will be inviting suppliers to join the SAP Business Network in different phases starting in June 2022.

Q: Does it cost me anything to create an account? 
A: You have the possibility to choose from two types of accounts. Standard account offers basic functionality and is free of cost. Ahlstrom will require all its supplier's to have a standard account. Enterprise account offers you greater functionality and support but is subject to fees depending on transaction volume. Find out more.

You can find a more comprehensive FAQ in the Smartbuy Supplier Handbook.

Support and instructions

support and instructions


Ariba Network
support and instructions

Project Notification Letter

Supplier Handbook

Quick Guide

Contact Ahlstrom’s Smartbuy team if you have any questions during the registration or onboarding process.


Ariba Network support is available through the Help Center

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