CSC Transforms Supply Chain through Ariba

Leading provider of technology-enabled business solutions leverages cloud-based applications and business network to improve performance and profits

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2013 – Ariba, an SAP Company and the world’s business commerce network, today announced that as part of a sweeping initiative aimed at streamlining key business processes, CSC will tap into the Ariba® Network and leverage a number of the cloud-based applications delivered on it to streamline and enhance its procurement process.

“Over the past five decades, technology has radically changed the world we live in,” said Mike Shove, Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Demand Management, CSC. “We have remained at the forefront of our business because we have understood how to use technology change and innovation to deliver value to our clients. By applying this same discipline to our own supply chain – and doing it in the cloud – we can quickly drive improvements across our business that enhance our performance and, ultimately, the results that we help our clients to achieve.”

Among the Ariba applications that CSC will use to achieve its objectives: Ariba Sourcing On-Demand, Ariba Procure-to-Pay, Ariba Contract Management  and Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management

With Ariba Sourcing, CSC can create a standard, best-in-class procurement process. Using Ariba Procure-To-Pay it can control and monitor this process and drive immediate process efficiencies and cost savings. With Ariba Contract Management, the company can connect directly with customers when creating, negotiating, executing, and managing the ongoing administration of contracts and drive greater efficiency, lower administrative costs, and improved relationships that result in higher-value agreements.

And through Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management, CSC can more efficiently discover, connect and collaborate with key trading partners, monitor and drive their performance and assess compliance and manage risk on an ongoing basis.

CSC will integrate these solutions with its SAP system, to increase its efficiencies and savings and maximize its investments. Integration is fast and easy for SAP customers like CSC thanks to the open nature of the Ariba Network and rapid deployment solutions that allow for:

  • Product catalog integration between customers running SAP® Business Suite, including logistics materials management and supplier relationship management, and the Ariba Network, based on SAP NetWeaver® Process Orchestration software
  • Purchase order and invoice automation for automated exchange of documents in the procure-to-pay and order-to-cash processes

“Fueled by mega-shifts in how technology is accessed and delivered, companies are unleashing a new model for operating that is helping to improve their productivity, profits and ultimately, their advantage in an ultra-competitive marketplace,” said Tim Minahan, Senior Vice President, Network Strategy, Ariba. “In leveraging Ariba’s cloud-based applications and network, CSC can execute its procurement processes in a more collaborative and informed way that drives long-term, sustainable growth across its business and that of its customers.”

To learn more about Ariba’s solutions and the value they can deliver to your organization, visit: www.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 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 253,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
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