hybris now offers instant access to the Ariba Network

hybris offers pre-configured integration as a service to speed connection of customers to Ariba Network, enabling selling organizations to reach more customers more quickly and unlock new levels of engagement

LONDON — June 17, 2014 — Today’s customer is more connected, mobile and empowered than ever. And to win their hearts – and increase their revenue – companies need to engage them when, where and how they want to be engaged in a highly personal and consistent manner. In pairing its hybris Commerce Suite  with the Ariba Network, hybris software, an SAP Company and the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider, is fueling this process in a way that no other solution provider can. The company today announced the availability of a PunchOut integration offering  designed to provide selling organizations using the hybris B2B Commerce application with instant access to the Ariba® Network and the more than 1.5 million companies connected to it.

Leveraging the unique combination of SAP’s customer engagement solutions and business network in conjunction with its deep integration expertise, hybris users can engage customers in new and innovative ways and deliver a consistent brand experience that drives greater satisfaction and revenue.

Enhancing Omni-Channel Commerce

“Whether they are procuring online or on mobile, engaging on social media, or visiting a branch or dealer location, customers today expect a consistent experience,” said Rick Chavie, Chief Solutions Officer, hybris. “With the integration of hybris and Ariba, companies can exceed these expectations by expanding their touchpoints and making them all brand personalized, easy, and relevant.”

Simplifying Integration

And with SAP’s strengths in integration, they can do it quickly and easily. “With many vendors, integration is a complex and costly process involving additional hardware, installed software and lengthy managed service engagements,” said Sven Denecken, Vice President, Strategy, SAP Cloud. “With SAP, it’s a simple, efficient and seamless one focused on outcomes.”

Through a pre-configured integration solution, selling organizations using hybris can rapidly connect to the world’s largest business network where they can gain increased visibility for their catalogs among new customers, increase product margins and expand their wallet share with existing ones.

“Eighty percent of our business comes to us through Ariba and we grow 10 percent or more per year,” said Kevin Govin, CEO, MarkMaster, Inc. “It’s like the Yellow Pages on steroids.”

For more information on the offering and the value it can deliver, visit the www.hybris.com

About hybris software
hybris software, an SAP Company, helps businesses around the globe sell more goods, services and digital content through every touchpoint, channel and device. hybris delivers OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management for commerce and unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the business. hybris' omni-channel software is built on a single platform, based on open standards, that is agile to support limitless innovation, efficient to drive the best TCO, and scalable and extensible to be the last commerce platform companies will ever need.  Both principal industry analyst firms rank hybris as a “leader” and list its commerce platform among the top two or three in the market. The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility. Over 500 companies have chosen hybris, including global B2B sites W.W.Grainger, Rexel, General Electric, Thomson Reuters and 3M as well as consumer brands Toys“R”Us UK, Metro, Bridgestone, Levi's, Nikon, Galeries Lafayette, Migros, Nespresso and Lufthansa. hybris is the future of commerce™. For more information, visit http://www.hybris.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 258,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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