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BizNetworks.intro2.jpgCollaborative networks are redefining business and transforming industries. Consider the disruption that Uber has delivered to the taxi industry. Or the new dynamic that Airbnb has brought to the hospitality industry. Today’s world operates as a digital network. And the network offers tremendous opportunities for enterprises to cut complexity in their business processes, discover sales leads and simplify operations.

Are you ready to get networked?

The Business Networks campus at SAPPHIRE NOW showcases the capabilities and connected strengths of SAP, Ariba, Concur and Fieldglass. It features content, best practices and customer stories designed for the interests of procurement, finance, sales, HR and IT leaders.

  • Gain insights on the best way to optimize your employee travel, expense, and invoice management, getting visibility into spend and travel wherever it happens.
  • Master the art of procurement by learning how business networks and network solutions help manage your spending and finances.
  • Learn how to use business networks to improve collaboration between finance and procurement.
  • Build collaboration between HR and procurement to manage your external workforce and services.

There are nearly 150 sessions for attendees to choose from at the Business Networks campus. Session formats range from technology demonstrations, customer and partner presentations, and one-on-one interactions with experts to discuss specific topics. Whatever sessions you choose to attend, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and network with peers and experts across the campus.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find at the Business Networks campus:

Strengthen Your Supply Chain with Business Networks

Work with all your partners across the entire supply chain through a single platform, and manage all direct materials procurement activities in one place.

Unleash the Power of Mobile to Increase T&E Efficiency

Hear how mobile solutions can improve employee productivity, help ensure higher levels of compliance, and increase traveler satisfaction.

Achieve Visibility into Your Entire Flexible Workforce

See how a vendor management system enables you to track workers across all labor categories, from traditional staff augmentation to projects and services.

Use Business Networks to Find New Business

Discover new business leads to increase your selling success. Learn tips and tricks about the Ariba Discovery solutions that can help your supplier organization get matched with the right buyers at the right time.


Make Your Networked B2B Payments Certain, Secure, and Simple

Learn how you can now link invoice automation, working capital, discounts, and payments on a single, unified platform with a simplified user experience.

There’s a wealth of information and insights to gain from the Business Networks campus. Need help deciding what to attend? Check out the sample agendas to get started on planning your time at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Stay connected to that latest event information by following the Twitter hashtag #SAPPHIRENOW.

Debbie Curtis-Magley shares insights about cloud, procurement, finance, business networks and supply chains on Twitter at @DebCM.

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