Alphamatic Simplifies Commerce through Ariba

Leading Malaysian IT provider leverages business network and cloud-based applications to automate orders and invoicing, fueling faster payments and growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16, 2015 – Consumer commerce is easy. With a few clicks you can find what you want, pay for and have it delivered to your doorstep. Alphamatic Systems, a leading IT provider based in Selangor, Malaysia, is making business commerce just as simple. And it’s using SAP SE’s (NYSE: SAP) Ariba® Network to do it.

For years, processing purchase orders and invoices was a largely manual process at Alphamatic. This meant tons of paper that was difficult to track, errors that required lots of customer follow up and delays in payments. To remedy the situation, Alphamatic decided to digitize things.

The company joined the Ariba Network and began leveraging the cloud-based applications delivered on it to collaborate around purchase orders (POs) and invoices. And it has quickly seen results.

“With the Ariba Network, it is very easy to track POs and invoices online,” said Chan Woei Liang, Sales Director, Enterprise Business Solutions, Alphamatic Systems. “We’ve reduced the time spent on follow ups for payment significantly, and have even seen business growth.”

Specifically, the company has achieved:

  • 60% reduction in time spent on follow ups for payment
  • 50% faster payment for online invoices
  • 40% increase in business from one of its largest customers

“Business is different today. It demands a new, more collaborative way of operating, and Ariba is fueling it by bringing the connectivity and convenience of personal networks to the enterprise,” said Dr. Chakib Bouhdary, President, Ariba. “With Ariba, companies can simplify complex and inefficient processes and enable new ones that enhance their performance and productivity.”

With more than 1.7 million companies connected and transacting over $700 billion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is the world’s largest, most global business-to-business trading platform. Click here to learn more about the benefits it can deliver to your organization.

About Alphamatic Systems

Alphamatic is a key IT player in Malaysia providing quality IT hardware and technology solutions that include systems and storage, networking and security, virtualization, unified communication, and managed services. Their expertise in technology lifecycle management and best practices fulfillment methodology are core competencies that add value which compounds over time, helping their clients to reduce total cost of IT ownership. Having experience in and possessing the high accreditations for many different skills and competencies, their services can be applied to almost every industry in Malaysia.

About Ariba, an SAP Company

Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at:  www.ariba.com

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 282,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit http://www.sap.com

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