LAS VEGAS, NV - March 21, 2017 –When it comes to the future, there are those who think about what could be, and those who recognize what is and act in creative, innovative ways to transform things to their advantage. Every day, SAP Ariba works alongside companies in the second camp. And today, it honored four of them with #MakeProcurementAwesome awards at SAP Ariba Live, the business commerce event of the year being held this week at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
“A year ago, we painted a picture of a completely automated process that will make procurement awesome by delighting every user who touches it,” said Alex Atzberger, President, SAP Ariba. “These companies demonstrate the creativity and change required to make this vision a reality and it is truly an honor to partner with such innovators.”
Designed to shine a light on teams who are driving transformation across their organizations and increasing the impact of procurement on business, the inaugural #MakeProcurementAwesome awards were presented to:
- Avery Dennison
- SHI International
“Procurement today is about so much more than processes and savings,” Atzberger said. “With a focus on innovation and collaboration, it can become a key driver of business transformation.”
And as these and other companies around the world prove, it is. There’s no shortage of stories about the change procurement is driving. To read them – or share yours - visit www.makeprocurementawesome.com.
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. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com.
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 345,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.# # #
Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
© 2017 SAP SE. All rights reserved.
SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and other countries. Please see http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and notices.
+1 (412) 297-8177