• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Ariba Spend Analysis" exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of an SAP Ariba Associate Business Consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification to participate in all SAP Ariba Spend Analysis design and implementation projects.


  • To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and materials in the SAP Ariba Certification learning room on SAP Learning Hub to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

SAP Ariba Spend Analysis Overview > 12%

Explain the business case, scope, integration options and adoption best practices for SAP Ariba Spend Analysis.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Creating Analysis Reports > 12%

Explain the different types of reports and how to use, edit and create them.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Standard and Add-on Services > 12%

Define standard and add-on services available for SAP Ariba Spend Analysis implementations.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Administration, Dashboards and Users 8% - 12%

Explain how to use dashboards, user permissions and data file manager.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Feedback 8% - 12%

Explain the objectives and process for reviewing data, submitting feedback and getting supplier feedback.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Project Kickoff 8% - 12%

Define concepts and best practices covered during project kickoff.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Roles and Responsibilities < 8%

Define customer, partner and SAP Ariba roles on an SAP Ariba Spend Visibility implementation.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Validation Logs < 8%

Interpret validation log messages and resolve errors  and warnings.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

General Information

Exam Preparation 

IMPORTANT: All SAP consultant certifications are now available as Cloud Certifications in the Certification Hub and can be booked with product code CER006. With CER006 – SAP Certification in the Cloud, you can take up to six exams attempts of your choice in one year – from wherever and whenever it suits you!  Test dates can be chosen and booked individually.Those of you who prefer to get certified on-site at an SAP training center instead can still do so. Official dates for the certification tests are listed on the right.

Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

Certification exams might contain unscored items that are being tested for upcoming releases of the exam. These unscored items are randomly distributed across the certification topics and are not counted towards the final score. The total number of items of an examination as advertised in the Training Shop is never exceeded when unscored items are used.

Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.

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