Oriflame Puts Fresh Face on Sourcing with Ariba

Cosmetics company to discuss use of cloud-based solutions to enhance sourcing process, improve trading relationships at Ariba LIVE Barcelona

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 15, 2012 – Managing global direct and indirect spend often isn’t easy. But with the help of Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the world’s business commerce network, Oriflame, an international Beauty Company selling direct, is putting a fresh face on the process. On Wednesday, May 30, Loic Fresne, Purchasing Director for the company, will take to the stage at Ariba LIVE Barcelona to discuss how he and his team are successfully leveraging cloud-based applications from Ariba to better manage its sourcing process and trading relationships.

“With operations in more than 60 countries worldwide, many suppliers of various commodities supporting six category products and approximately 3.5 million independent sales consultants to be served, efficiency across our processes and a good management of our supply chain is key to our ability to achieve optimal profitability,” Fresne said.

To drive efficiency, Oriflame Purchasing has implemented Ariba® Sourcing and Ariba Supplier Information Management to maximize savings, record and monitor purchasing activities and gain efficiency across all purchasing categories. The solution has been integrated with Oriflame’s ERP system,  which the company uses to manage its direct spend using standardized RFP templates to support its fast pace and number of new product developments which demand that suppliers be awarded on time and in full.

“Oriflame relies on a complex and interconnected web of relationships to run its global business,” said Henrik Smedberg, Ariba Nordics. “Through Ariba, Oriflame has access to cloud-based applications, capabilities and a trading community through which it can effectively manage these relationships and optimize its performance.”

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