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Lesson learned on the implementation of a procurement platform the groupe ADP

Customer description

The Groupe ADP is a world leader in airport management, in France and abroad, with 27 airport hubs and a footprint in 32 countries. As part of the restructuring of the logistics department at the French airports of Paris-CDG, Paris-Orly, Paris-Le Bourget airports, the Group has conducted a project to optimize its entire supply chain and relied on the business and technical expertise of the CYRIAS and the Ivalua platform, already in production since 2013.

  • 21 000+ suppliers

  • 6500 internal users

  • 700 000 prices declared in the catalog

  • 50 000+ purchase requests/year

  • 1 connected information system: SAP

Customer challenges

The accurate identification of items in the order lines was identified from the very beginning as a major challenge for the optimization of the logistic flows. More generally, the study also pointed out the weaknesses of existing tools in the process of formalizing/processing Purchase Requisitions: poorly performing search tools, perfectible ergonomics, double entries, non-consolidated data. In response to this observation, the main challenges of the implementation of the Ivalua Procurement platform were to:

Bring together on a single platform all the parties involved in the purchase order flow

by providing a unique purchase orders portal connected with SAP

Enable search of referenced articles more efficient

by providing a robust and intuitive search tool.

Have acces to powerful reporting/analysis tool

that allows to measure the commitments to internal customers (SLA)

Answers provided

  • CYRIAS teams assist in the definition of relevant business processes for digitization.
  • Activation of the following IVALUA modules : Price List & Catalogs, Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Receiving and eInvoicing.
  • Redesign of workflows to accelerate the process of purchase requisition.
  • Integration with SAP for the entire order flow: budget control, price control, etc.
  • Deployment of Punch-Out with price control and negotiated contractual conditions.


  • More autonomous prescribers and more precise + orders thanks to improved the ergonomics.

  • Improved readability of orders for suppliers.

  • Complete traceability of order validation and receipts.

  • Single portal for suppliers, from sourcing to ordering.

  • A more structured information flow to coordinate + the logistics activity on the 3 airports

  • A quantifiable measure of the contribution of purchasing to the company’s overall performance.

Groupe ADP
Purchasing Project Manager

The implementation of the Ivalua e-procurement module has enabled us to bring together all the stakeholders from purchasing to supply chain on the same platform. In addition to facilitating team collaboration, information sharing and data centralization, the Ivalua platform provides powerful opportunities for improving productivity.

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