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SAP recognized as a Leader by Gartner five times in a row

For the fifth consecutive time, SAP has been named a Leader with the SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass integrated solutions in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites. For this report, Gartner evaluated 14 procure-to-pay software vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Gartner also scored SAP highest for the Services Focused Use Case (4.32/5), and among the highest two for Indirect Procurement Focus (4.15/5), Direct Materials Focused (4.08/5), and Complex Environment Focused Use Cases (4.04/5), in the 2020 Critical Capabilities for Procure-to-Pay Suites report.

The intelligent way to move your business forward faster

We believe our Leader positioning and Critical Capabilities Use Case scores are the result of our positive customer feedback and intelligent, innovative solutions that support procurement transformation through:

One place to manage all spend

Organizations have centralized visibility and control over all spend categories worldwide, including direct, indirect, services, and MRO purchases.

End-to-end business process integration

Across SAP procurement applications, SAP S/4HANA, and third-party solutions and systems, integration drives seamless workflows, removes silos, and eliminates redundant activities.

Smart, persona-based guided buying

Intelligent technology streamlines tasks, tailors content, and automates approvals and compliance so users can make the best choices in the least amount of time.

Expansive partner ecosystem

More than 21,100 experts leverage our open, extensible platform to deliver resources that help customers meet goals and achieve spend management success.

Deep, dynamic network collaboration

Trading partners and teams collaborate on Ariba Network, where real-time data sharing, digitized transactions, and diverse supplier services enable 5.3 million companies to conduct US$3.75 trillion in commerce annually.

Global expertise and operations

Availability in more than 190 countries and 24 languages, built-in tax and regulatory compliance, and unlimited supplier and catalog enablement help optimize results and accelerate ROI.

Gartner Peer Insights

Here’s a sampling of the quotes Gartner gathered when speaking directly with SAP customers.

IT professional in server room looking at tablet

"Positive Experience with Ariba P2P Solution"

“Ariba’s P2P offering is second to none, and their services team did an exemplary job during our transition from the on-premise solution to the cloud solution.” – IT Specialist, Government

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"Continually Innovating"

“The continual development of integrations with SAP ERP has been extremely helpful and makes the product offering much more valuable. Additionally, the continued enhancements that are offered quarterly deliver features that really elevate the user experience.” – Global Supply Chain Systems Manager, Energy and Utilities

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"Excellent Procurement Platform"

“Excellent procurement platform, extremely user friendly, full SAP integration (hassle free), and very reliable.” – Chief Procurement Officer, Manufacturing

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"Raving Fan for Fieldglass"

“Overall we have been very happy with the Fieldglass account team, functionality, UI, ease of integration, and features. It’s a VMS platform that [we’d] highly recommend for any company – small to Fortune 500.” – Chief Procurement Officer, Healthcare

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More Customer Success

“With SAP Ariba solutions, we’re able to run our business more intelligently with connected processes that offer complete visibility and provide all our data in one place. Now approximately 70% of our orders are touchless – freeing our employees from manual tasks and enabling them to focus more on innovation.”

Polymers and Chemicals Company in United States

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Magic Quadrant

Magic Quadrants compare vendors based on Gartner’s standard criteria and methodology. Each report comes with a Magic Quadrant graphic that depicts a market using a two-dimensional matrix that evaluates vendors based on their Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

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Critical Capabilities

As an essential companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, this methodology provides deeper insight into providers’ product and service offerings by extending the Magic Quadrant analysis. Use this research to further investigate product and service ratings based on key capabilities set to important, differentiating use cases.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites, 19 October 2020, Kaitlynn Sommers, Micky Keck, William McNeill, Tim Faith

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Procure-to-Pay Suites, Micky Keck, William McNeill, Kaitlynn Sommers, Tim Faith, 2 November 2020

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