PALO ALTO, Calif., September 25, 2018 – With over 243 years of history in Mexico, Nacional Monte de Piedad, Private Assistance Company, executes different digital processes, focusing on savings and supply management to improve the lives of more than 2.2 million people annually. And when the non-profit decided to digitize procurement to drive a more efficient process for managing its spend from end-to-end, they chose SAP Ariba.
“Our impact capacity not only depends on our Social Investments’ actions, but our ability to manage the sourcing, procurement and payments of goods and services with efficiency and transparency and in alignment with our sustainable development policy,” said Samuel Herrera, Nacional Monte de Piedad, Assistant Director of Services and Control. “Therefore, it is essential for the institution to have an automated, smart, reliable and easy to use source-to-pay system, which we have found in SAP Ariba.”
With the help of SAP Ariba Partner Vivo Consulting, Nacional Monte de Piedad connected to the Ariba® Network and implemented a range of SAP Ariba’s cloud-based applications, including SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite™. In less than six months, the company transformed its operation into an efficient digital one and began to see measurable results including:
18 percent savings on average throughout its supply chain process
Closed a large number of tenders valued at 50 million pesos
Savings of close to 55 million pesos, well above its projection of 30 million pesos
Greater visibility and control to identify cost saving measures
Increased transparency in the supply chain
Clear and comprehensive view into all spending
Improved ability to negotiate optimal agreements with suppliers
Tighter alignment between business and customer needs
Drive greater contract compliance
Improve demand and supply planning
Simplify and speed reporting
"In today's competitive world, companies need to transform in every way, and procurement needs to be managed strategically. SAP Ariba supports this transformation bringing world class tools, processes and best practices that organizations can adopt to thrive,” stated Ligia Pimentel, Delivery Manager at Vivo Consulting.
Nacional Monte de Piedad joins more than 3.4 million companies – including nearly 75,000 in Mexico – who are using SAP Ariba’s solutions to simplify procurement and make it work the way it should.
“Digital procurement has become a standard tool in the private sector as companies all over the world have embraced technologies like business networks that enable them to connect and collaborate more efficiently with customers, suppliers and other trading partners,” said Ricardo Gómez, Director of SAP Ariba Mexico. “And it is starting to expand in the public sector as well as innovators such as Nacional Monte de Piedad, who are implementing this technology to connect their purchases to purposes while saving money and driving efficiencies to make a difference in the world.”
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