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Ready for an Adventure? Eight Reasons Why You Should Explore the New World of the Networked Business at #SAPPHIRENOW

Collaborative networks have become a constant presence in our lives – in ways that many of us probably haven’t fully realized. In one way or another, we’ve allCompass.Fotolia_36733058_XS.jpg taken advantage of the benefits offered by networks:

In the networked world, we gain efficiency, fuel creativity and collaboration, manage relationships, and discover cost savings.

How is your business taking advantage of the networked world? Do you need help navigating to find the right solutions?

If you’re attending SAPPHIRE NOW, make plans to join us at the Business Networks campus to learn how business networks can enable your enterprise. Here are eight sessions you should explore:

1.) Explore Business Network Strategies: An Introduction  (SID 27285)

Learn how unified business network offerings from SAP can help customers extend their applications beyond the four walls of the enterprise. Hear how commerce and collaboration can be more effective through the use of one of the largest business networks in the world.

2.) Get Stories from the Front Line: The Business Network in Action  (SID 24760)

Learn how SAP customers, like Citi and others, are using business networks to address their industry-specific needs around consumer products, manufacturing, and more. Discover what the networked economy means for your organization. Hear how SAP is approaching business networks in this interactive panel with customers and experts.

3.) Discover the Holistic Benefit of Networked Ecosystems  (SID 24762)

This discussion focuses on ways that multiple businesses in the same ecosystem can come together to create great efficiencies. Learn how billions of dollars of business can be optimized. Hear about real-world results, and understand the keys of a scalable ecosystem.

4.) Grow Revenue and Increase Customer Satisfaction with Business Networks (SID 24770)

Find out how smart companies are using online commerce channels and networks to improve performance and accelerate sales. Learn how leading companies are using Ariba Discovery to attract new business, reduce sales cycles, increase revenues, and improve their valued customer relationships.

5.) Demystify Business Networks  (27196)

This discussion covers how producing goods and services is no longer a sequential process. Learn how companies get the most value out of their business network. Hear how to significantly reduce cost or increase revenue as a member of the Ariba Network.

6.) Enable Effective Collaboration Between Finance and Procurement  (SID 24785)

This discussion explores how business network automation can help create tighter working relationships between finance and procurement functions. Hear about organizational strategies that help achieve common goals in better management of inventory levels and working capital.

7.) Learn Simple Steps to Extend Your Business Network Into the Cloud (SID 27200)

This discussion focuses on how rapid-deployment solutions can provide fast and easy integration of your on-premise solutions with new cloud solutions from SAP. Learn how to extend your business network.

8.) Boost Cash Flow and Savings Through Dynamic Discounting  (SID 27246)

This discussion covers the growing practice of dynamic discounting. Learn about how understanding and managing key regulatory and accounting issues in multiple jurisdictions can help increase savings by using dynamic discounting.

Start your journey by adding these sessions with the Agenda Builder. And remember … whether you’re joining us onsite in Orlando or online, stay tuned to updates and live tweets from the Business Networks campus by following @Ariba on Twitter. We’re using the hashtags #SAPPHIRENOW #Ariba.

See you in Orlando!

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