Ariba Presents 2015 Network Innovation Award

T-Mobile recognized for leveraging connectivity and insights of networks to transform B2B payments

LAS VEGAS, NV - April 9, 2015 – As consumers, we can send and receive payments for goods and services anywhere, anytime using any device. But things are different in the business world where the payment process remains largely paper based and as a result, costly and inefficient. The move is on to change this, however. And innovative companies like T-Mobile US, Inc. are leading the way. 

An early adopter of Ariba® Pay, a cloud-based solution designed to digitize the “pay” in procure-to-pay, T-Mobile is enabling a more efficient process that creates benefits for both buyers and sellers alike. And for this, the company has been recognized by Ariba, an SAP company, with the 2015 Network Innovation Award. The award was presented during Ariba LIVE, the premier business commerce conference taking place this week at The Venetian Las Vegas.

“Emerging payment technologies are certainly disruptive,” said Alex Atzberger, President, Ariba. “But as T-Mobile proves, disruption fuels innovation. And innovation drives advantage. And for this, we are pleased to recognize the company with the 2015 Network Innovation Award.”

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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

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