Business Gears up for Holidays with Ariba Discovery

Companies around the world leverage premier business matching service to meet demand for turkeys, toys, candy and more…

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 19, 2015 – Holidays are big business. And in order to cash in, companies need to ensure they have enough supply to meet consumer demand. As crunch time nears, this can be tough. But enterprises large and small around the world are finding an easy way to do it using Ariba Discovery®, the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally offered by Ariba, an SAP Company.

In recent weeks, businesses from Iowa and Ohio to Canada, Hong Kong and beyond have posted requests for everything from frozen turkeys, and aluminum foil, to dolls and toys, stuffed animals and candy on the site. And they’re connecting with a global network of partners who can efficiently and cost effectively deliver the items they need in time for the holiday shopping season that is about to begin.

Delivered via the Ariba® Network, Ariba Discovery simplifies the process of finding suppliers by instantly matching buyer requirements to seller capabilities. It also helps sellers make the most of the short holiday season by delivering targeted leads from buyers ready to buy.

“In today’s Digital Economy, success hinges on two things: innovation and agility,” said Rob Mihalko, Vice President, Ariba Network Marketing. “With Ariba Discovery, companies can enable both, connecting with the right partners and collaborating in new ways that allow them to buy smarter and sell faster.”

And plenty of companies are doing just this. "Before using Ariba Discovery, our team spent countless hours days, and weeks trying to find new and qualified sellers. With Ariba Discovery, I can easily post my requirements and within a few days receive responses from multiple sellers," said Randy Griswold, Sr. Sourcing Manager, Tupperware Brands.

Adds Robert Rosenthal, Chairman of JP Promotional Products, Ariba Discovery gives me access to opportunities from larger companies that are very difficult to break into just by knocking at the door.”

In the last year, over $3.7 billion in new business opportunities have been posted to Ariba Discovery. To learn more about the service and the benefits it can deliver, visit http://discovery.ariba.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 293,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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