SAP Ariba Announces Winners of #MakeProcurementAwesome Awards

Company recognizes organizations driving business transformation through innovation at SAP Ariba Live

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
  • Toyota
  • Accenture

“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

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

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