SAP Ariba Live: Where Procurement Gets Awesome

Global event series to showcase technologies, talent and thinking that are transforming the way buying and selling get done

PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 13, 2016 – In the old days, buying and selling were tactical, manual processes. When you needed something to do your job, you searched for it in a paper catalog and faxed or phoned in your order. When you wanted to find leads, you flipped through the Yellow Pages. But times have changed. The world has gone digital. And business has gone with it. New technology, talent and thinking are setting the stage for a quantum leap in the way we operate. And they will be on full display at SAP Ariba Live, the premier global commerce event series which kicks off in March 20 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas before rolling on to Prague in June.

“Digitization is the new market reality, and it’s creating massive opportunities for businesses,” said Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP Ariba. “To unlock them, companies need to rethink the way they connect with the people and information they need to make things happen and the way that buying and selling get done, and SAP Ariba Live events are uniquely designed to help them do this.”

Run Live, Not Blind

Success in the digital economy starts with a digital supply chain. And it’s increasingly being driven by digital networks. “Companies that run on digital networks don’t run blind on yesterday’s ideas and information. They run live and can instantly sense, predict and respond to customer and market demands in ways that give them advantage,” Tillman said.

At SAP Ariba Live, procurement, finance, IT and sales executives and professionals can learn how to tap into these networks to reimagine what’s possible and create broad business value.

Procurement

Through more than 100 unique breakout sessions that cover the full source-to-settle spectrum, buyers can learn to more efficiently and effectively identify and collaborate with their suppliers, achieve sustainable savings, cut costs, and minimize supply risks.

Finance

Through focused, practitioner-led finance sessions, accounts payable and treasury professionals can learn how to connect the physical and financial supply chains to fuel a more collaborative payables process that enables them to control global spend and optimize working capital while mitigating risk, reducing costs and improving compliance.

Sales

Through targeted e-commerce sessions and ample networking opportunities, sellers can learn how to leverage a dynamic, digital marketplace to forge relationships with profitable customers, efficiently manage sales cycles, control cash flow and grow their business.

IT

Through interactive demonstrations of the industry’s most innovative technologies, IT professionals can experience firsthand the transformation that business networks and cloud-based applications are driving across procurement, accounts payable, treasury, finance, and sales and marketing and learn how they can easily be implemented within their organizations to change the game.

There’s something for everyone at SAP Ariba Live. Registration for the can’t-miss event is open today and early bird discounts are available until January 29. Click here to reserve your place today.

About SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than two million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where more than $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year.

To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit 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 approximately 335,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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