The Future of Procurement Has Arrived

When it comes to procurement today, automation and simplicity are no longer the name of the game. It’s all about Insights and intelligence. SAP Ariba and IBM are joining forces to deliver a smarter source-to-settle process for managing all categories of spend. 

Leveraging SAP Leonardo, IBM Watson technologies and SAP Ariba, we’re developing a new breed of applications that combine intelligence from procurement data with predictive insights from unstructured information to enable faster, smarter decision making across supplier management, contracts, sourcing activities and more. Consulting services to build, implement and operate the new offerings will be provided by IBM Global Business Services. 

We will also launch a Cognitive Procurement hub to further the development of intelligent procurement solutions and services, working side by side to explore applications of emerging technologies, including blockchain.

By combining the power of SAP Leonardo and IBM Watson with SAP Ariba, we are leaping existing procurement benchmarks and delivering unprecedented value to our joint clients.


SAP Ariba and IBM, a global strategic alliance to deliver cognitive procurement solutions.

SAP Ariba and IBM Join Forces to Transform Procurement 

Alex Atzberger, president of SAP Ariba, chats with SDCE about how this partnership will help develop next-generation source-to-settle solutions and make procurement awesome.

The Future of Procurement has Arrived

Huffington Post - May 17, 2017

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IBM Watson meets SAP Leonardo for cognitive procurement

ZDNet - May 17, 2017

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SAP and IBM team up for ‘cognitive’ procurement

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SAP Ariba & IBM: Transforming Procurement with Leonardo and Watson

E3 Magazine International - May 17, 2017

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