SAP Ariba a Leader in eProcurement

New report ranks company among top buy-side B2B eCommerce platforms

PALO ALTO, CA, May 30, 2017 – SAP Ariba has been ranked as a leader in eProcurement by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. in a new report titled “The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017,” (The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017, Forrester Research, Inc., May 2017).

Designed to assess the current state of the market for eProcurement solutions, the Forrester Wave evaluated 12 Procurement software vendors using 30 criteria. SAP Ariba received among the highest scores for:

  • Globalization
  • Corporate strategy
  • Market presence, including installed base and market share of new deals

The company was also recognized for providing a comprehensive spend management suite, continued investments in functionality for indirect categories and a shifted focus on direct materials.

“When it comes to procurement today, simplicity and automation are table stakes. To effectively manage their spend, companies need smart solutions that are connected and global,” said Alex Atzberger, President, SAP Ariba. “With the deep horizontal integration capabilities native within SAP Ariba’s mature sourcing platform, the innovative capabilities of our cloud-based applications and the depth and breadth of the Ariba Network, we can help companies realize an intelligent process for managing all categories of spend that creates value across the entire business. We are honored to be recognized as a leader and will continue to focus on delivering innovations that make procurement awesome.”

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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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