Yes, you can register. Splunk looks for diverse opportunities in the US and other parts of the world. Note that today we recognize WeConnect International as our international partner for women-owned businesses.
Acceptance into our supplier diversity registration does not guarantee business or opportunity. Splunk will use our database to search for potential suppliers on an as-needed basis. We encourage all suppliers to learn as much about Splunk and our many businesses.
A valid, up-to-date certification is required to participate in our system as a diverse supplier. It is up to you, the supplier, to keep the certification valid.
The Supplier Diversity team advocates for and supports diverse suppliers from within. Through attending events where diverse suppliers and certifying organizations are invited, Supplier Diversity helps identify suppliers and begins developing the relationship in anticipation of future procurement opportunities.
In order to work with Splunk’s Tier 1 supplier diversity program,it’s preferable that you are a certified diverse supplier; however, if you are a high-quality supplier with well-developed diverse suppliers in your own supply chain, you may qualify through our Tier 2 program.
We maximize and multiply diversity within our supply chain through our Tier 2 program. A Tier 2 supplier is the company that provides Splunk’s Tier 1 (Prime) supplier with products or services that will be provided to the end user. The Tier 2 company’s service or product does not have to be sold directly to Splunk for the spend to be counted in Splunk’s Tier 2 program.
For additional clarity, please see these definitions:
Second Tier Direct Contracting - Contracting opportunities in which a supplier does business with a Splunk First Tier supplier and for which the output can be directly traced to Splunk contracts (i.e., project-specific contracting).
Second Tier Indirect Contracting - Contracting opportunities in which a supplier does business with a Splunk First Tier supplier, but for which the output cannot be directly traced to Splunk contracts (i.e., general and admin expenses).
You will be contacted by our Supplier Enablement team during the onboarding process and will be provided with a comprehensive set of instructions to complete the process.
As part of a Splunk global initiative to standardize and optimize our systems and processes, we are reinforcing compliance with our invoice submission requirements, including having a valid purchase order (PO) when required. Following our policies and processes will allow invoices to be routed efficiently through our systems, resulting in online payment tracking and on-time payments.
This means that unless an exemption applies, we will require a PO number on every invoice submitted. Invoices received without a valid, funded PO number will not be paid and the supplier will be notified of non-compliance.
The PO requirement aims to ensure Splunk pays only for goods, services and works that have been properly ordered and authorized. It also ensures invoices received by the Accounts Payable team can be processed efficiently to minimize delay to suppliers and contractors.
This policy applies to all locations, unless an exemption applies.
There are some pre-approved situations that do not require a PO, such as charity donations, insurance payments, etc.
We request that you ensure that a valid PO number is noted on the invoice before it is submitted to Splunk, for payment. If the PO number is not clearly indicated on your invoice, Splunk Accounts Payable will reject the invoice and notify the supplier.
The PO requirement will apply to orders placed on or after 1st February, 2021, and invoices received on or after this date.
If you have not received a PO or written purchase authorization, please reach out to your Splunk contact in Sourcing to confirm the Attn Line (if applicable), Splunk bill to, and PO # (if applicable), and to receive instructions for submitting an invoice without a PO.
SAP Ariba PO numbers for Splunk are 10-digits long and begin with the digits 45.
Currently, Splunk leverages SAP Ariba to process Supplier invoices.
In the case of national emergencies or disasters, yes. However, you still need to obtain a purchase order document and ensure you provide the quoted purchase order number on your invoice.
In situations where an urgent order is needed, it is possible to prioritize the creation of a purchase order number. Be sure to coordinate with your Splunk contact to follow the emergency order procedure they provide.
You may check the payment status of your invoice directly on the Ariba Network. Invoices may be disputed for any of a number of reasons and will always be sent back to the supplier email address along with the reasons the invoice is being disputed. Below are a few examples of invoices that are non-compliant:
Yes! Our global payment terms policy is effective across all of our suppliers globally. Our global initiative will help to ensure our systems, processes and payment terms are optimized to ensure our suppliers are given more payment transparency and paid on-time globally. If you have any questions, please contact your sourcing partner within Splunk.
When you transact with Splunk via the Ariba Network, you may check the payment status of your invoice directly on the Ariba Network under “invoices.” This is the fastest way to check payment status. Here are step-by-step instructions for suppliers to check payment status on the Ariba Network using your account login.
Because payments will be paid according to a consistent process, it will enable a more predictable cash flow for you, our valued supplier.