Join the Networked Economy to Strengthen Company Value

Networked enterprises are 50 percent more likely than their peers to have increased sales, enjoy higher profit margins, gain market share, and be a market leader.*  The key is better business commerce collaboration.

Collaborate on the Ariba Network with Industry-Leading Tools

You have to spin a lot of plates when you’re a steward for the company’s value and brand. Like keeping a lid on costs, ensuring compliance, and managing financial and supply risks. And as your supply chain grows and your business processes are outsourced, you need to collaborate with more and more partners to keep those plates from crashing to the ground.

That’s why you’re seeing enterprises become networked. When you’re networked, you can eliminate the costs and risks associated with paper-based, redundant processes. You can use an electronic supplier network and automated solutions to extend your ERP and back-office processes onto a single, cloud-based platform. There, you can safely share information and insights with trading partners to buy smarter, sell faster, and manage cash more effectively. Ariba, the world’s business commerce network, makes it easy with a suite of industry-leading SaaS solutions.

Spend Analysis

Gather your spend data from wherever it lives, classify it according to company and industry standards, then enrich it with D&B market intelligence for a comprehensive analysis of company-wide buying practices.

Procurement

Automate all or part of your procure-to-pay process, regardless of your backend ERP, procurement, or spend-generating system. “The “Best E-Procurement Solution” as recognized by Global Finance Magazine.

Contract Management

Rid yourself of the paper and ink and you can automate, standardize, and speed up the entire contract lifecycle. Manage any type of agreement for greater productivity and compliance.

Supplier Management

Keep supplier information updated and accurate, managing all of your data on a single, web-based platform. You’ll find it far easier to monitor supplier performance, assess compliance, and manage supply risk.

Invoice Management

Ariba’s smart invoicing solution achieves 98 percent touchless processing, automates exception handling, and ensures compliance — procedural, contractual, and legal, as well as the intricacies of VAT/tax compliance.

Discount Management

Collaborate with your suppliers to fully automate the process of offering, negotiating, and agreeing on early payment terms, while maintaining or extending your DPO.

 

* McKinsey Global Institute, December 2010