Manutan Simplifies Commerce with SAP Ariba

Company leverages cloud-based applications and digital network to smooth shopping, orders and payment for customers, boosting satisfaction and sales

PALO ALTO, CA, June 6, 2017 – Business commerce is hard. But with the help of SAP Ariba, Manutan is making it easy. Like more than 2.5 million companies, the European provider of office supplies and industrial equipment is leveraging the Ariba® Network and the cloud-based applications delivered on it to create an efficient digital process that makes finding, ordering and paying for even the most complex goods and services needed to run a business as simple as purchasing music, books or shoes.
“eCommerce used to be a novelty. Today, it is the reality of the way companies do business,” said Laurent Xavier, Director Value Added Services, Manutan. “In order to effectively engage with our customers and create the unique experiences they expect from us, we need a robust online channel and collaborative process through which we can deliver solutions and support on a round-the-clock, global basis.”

With SAP Ariba, Manutan has access to a comprehensive range of digital solutions that enable it to do just this. Through the Ariba Network and SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing Manutan provides access to custom online catalogs, as well as electronic ordering and invoicing capabilities that allow its customers to get the goods and services they need, when they need them with just a few clicks. And the move has paid off.

“SAP Ariba’s global coverage, standardized implementation, and dedicated support help us maximize efficiency and drive a high degree of customer satisfaction,” Xavier said. And this has translated into measurable results, including:

Improved order accuracy 
Shorter cycle times
Lower transaction costs
Increased customer loyalty
Faster payments 

“The drivers of the Digital Economy are organizations that are making business commerce more efficient and collaborative by connecting with their trading partners electronically,” said Paul Devlin, General Manager, EMEA and MEE, SAP Ariba. “And in harnessing the power of the Ariba Network to remove complexity and drive outcomes, Manutan is leading the way.” 

SAP Ariba offers a wide-range of solutions designed to help selling organizations create effective eCommerce strategies that fuel business innovation and growth. These solutions will be on full display next month at SAP Ariba Live Prague, the premier business commerce conference set to take place June 12-14. To register for this can’t-miss event for which thousands of executives from across procurement and supply chain, finance and IT, sales and marketing are expected to gather, click here.

About SAP Ariba 

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 2.5 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. 
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About SAP
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