PeopleOps Goes Fast and Furious with Ariba Discovery

Boutique consulting firm racks up $11 million in revenue in under a year using premier business matching service

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 27, 2015 – Jonah Manning knows a thing or two about building businesses. His boutique consulting firm, PeopleOps, connects companies with talent that can help them with everything from revenue growth strategies and acquisitions to innovation partnerships and supply chain optimization. But when it came to expanding his own operations, he struggled. Traditional lead generation tools made it tough to find, qualify and bid on opportunities for business. In his search for a better way, Manning came across Ariba Discovery, the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally, delivered by Ariba, an SAP Company. And the opportunities started coming to him.

“Ariba Discovery has changed our world,” Manning says. “In less than a year, we have seen double digit growth in revenue generated either directly or indirectly through the service.”

Selling Made Simple

With Ariba Discovery, Manning no longer needs to search for relevant leads. Combining a proprietary matching engine with unique profile information, Ariba Discovery automatically delivers them.

“The matched lead system in Ariba Discovery is very good,” he says. “It’s amazing how many deals you don’t think you qualify for that are right up your alley.” Since signing on to the service, PeopleOps has been shortlisted for more than a dozen projects and won an estimated $11 million in new business.

Relationships Made Stronger

Freed from the tactical and mundane aspects of lead generation, PeopleOps is now able to connect with prospects and clients in more meaningful ways that create additional opportunities for expansion.  Manning and his team are, for instance, working with a number of chief procurement officers to help them innovate their static supply chains and increase the value they deliver.

The company is also leveraging the Ariba® Network to connect with potential new partners to broaden the range of opportunities it can pursue. “We’re finding folks in our space who complement what we currently do, and this is important because in a networked economy, we can win bigger together,” Manning says.

In the last year, over $3.7 billion in new business opportunities have been posted and more than 23.6 million leads exchanged through Ariba Discovery.

On November 5, Manning will share the story of PeopleOps’ success using the service during the Ariba Commerce Summit in London. Registration for the one-day event to be held at Le Meridien Piccadilly is free and open today. To reserve your place, visit: http://www.ariba.com/lp/2015-ariba-commerce-summits

To learn more about Ariba Discovery and the value it can deliver for your organization, visit: http://discovery.ariba.com

About PeopleOps

We are a boutique, but global, consulting firm that takes a ‘results first’ approach to solving business solution while keeping your company’s culture front and center. Regardless if your company could use help with recruiting, growing top line revenue, reducing procurement costs, innovating partnerships and suppliers, optimizing technology or acquiring companies to ensure sustainability. Our approach is fresh, irreverent, and unfairly effective. We think you will be impressed.

About Ariba

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 296,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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