Aquanima Transforms Procurement with Ariba

Leading procurement services provider leverages cloud-based applications and business network to deliver savings, efficiencies and business advantage to companies around the world; will share secrets to success at Ariba LIVE Munich

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 2015 – The cloud is where efficient business is happening. And to get there quickly and help its clients deliver results, Aquanima, is turning to Ariba, an SAP Company. A leading procurement services firm and subsidiary of Banco Santander, Aquanima is tapping into the Ariba® Network and using the cloud-based applications delivered on it to help companies around the world streamline and enhance the procurement process and improve their performance and productivity in the process. On June 9, the company will share the secrets to its success at Ariba LIVE Munich, the premier business commerce event set to take place June 8-10 at The Westin Grand Munich.

“Procurement is a different game today. Supply chains are longer than ever and risk is on the rise. And to deliver results, companies must effectively manage both,” said Andres Franco, Director General, Aquanima. “In combining Aquanima’s procurement expertise with Ariba’s market-leading software and business network, we can drive a coordinated and efficient procurement process through which companies can improve visibility into and control over their spend, reduce costs and risk and deliver savings and competitive advantage.”

Used by nearly 2 million companies in 190 countries to transact over $750 billion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is the world’s largest, most global business-to-business trading platform. Using the 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.

“Best-in-class companies are no longer asking “why business networks?,” but “why not?,” says Alex Atzberger, President, Ariba. “In leveraging Ariba’s solutions, Aquanima can help its clients turn procurement into a connected and intelligent process that delivers long-term, sustainable growth and competitive advantage.”

Franco joins a blue-chip roster of executives and thought leaders who will present at Ariba LIVE and will share their insights on how networks are transforming business. Registration for this can’t miss event is open today. To reserve your place, visit: www.aribalive.com

About Aquanima

Aquanima is a leading procurement services provider, set up in 2001 and with operations in 10 countries in Europe and the Americas. Our 300+ procurement specialists source £4 billion annually for clients across various industries, achieving sustainable savings in over 150 categories of indirect spend. For more information, visit: www.aquanima.com

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 Internet-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 291,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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