SAP Ariba Chosen by Ford

Automaker to leverage cloud-based procurement applications to manage indirect spend

PALO ALTO – March 15, 2017 – SAP Ariba today announced that Ford Motor Company has selected its cloud-based procurement applications to manage its indirect spend.

Through its applications and business network, SAP Ariba integrates the entire procurement process, enabling companies to connect to millions of suppliers across direct and indirect expense categories and manage everything from sourcing to payments and financing in a few simple clicks. With SAP Ariba, companies can efficiently manage transactions, find new sources of savings and manage the long-term health of their supply chain in an efficient digital marketplace and deliver game-changing results.

“SAP Ariba is pleased to be working with leading automotive companies like Ford to transform procurement,” said Alex Atzberger, president, SAP Ariba. “We are committed to developing solutions that leverage the most advanced technology alongside the unique insights and intelligence of our network to digitize the function and help companies manage all of their spend in a simple, compliant way.”  

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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