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SAP Business Networks: Top 7 Replays for Ariba and Procurement

Whether you were unable to attend SAPPHIRE NOW, missed a session of particular interest while you were in Orlando or were too busy to catch the live streams last week, there’s still a wealth of information and insights to gain from the SAP Business Networks campus.


Here are our top 7 replays that will be of particular interest to those in procurement who are looking to learn more about the capabilities and connected strengths of SAP, Ariba, Concur and Fieldglass.

1. Keynote: SAP exec and Concur CEO Steve Singh

Run Simple: Connect Your Business to the World and the World to Your Business

2. Life in the Digital Economy: Interview with Ariba President Alex Atzberger

3. Session: Transform Procurement with Integrated Processes

Increase spend visibility, cost savings, procurement process efficiencies, and contract compliance through integrated processes. Hear from SAP’s own chief procurement officer Vollmer Marcell  and discover how SAP solutions, including those from Ariba, an SAP company, are helping transform procurement and get direct insight into benefits realized. [DECK]

4. Session: Expand the Chief Procurement Officer’s Sphere of Influence

Increase business value by enabling the procurement team to support cross-functional collaboration internally and externally. Break the mold of procurement’s being a “buying department,” and collaborate and work with finance, IT, and the supplier community to be successful. With Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners and Sundar Kamak, Senior Director, Ariba Solutions Marketing. [DECK]

5. Session: Transform Your B2B Payments with Network-Based Payables Automation

Eliminate labor-intensive and costly paper processes, improve working capital performance, and streamline business-to-business (B2B) payments. Hear how SAP customers are using the AribaPay solution along with the Ariba Network and electronic invoicing solutions to eliminate risk, increase savings, and innovate their accounts. With Jerry Barnard, Treasurer, Ariba and Ashley Bartels, Director of Business Solutions, T-Mobile. [DECK]

6. Session: Manage All Categories of Spend with Business Networks

See what your business can gain by embracing and engaging in the digital economy. Learn how business leaders are enabling collaboration across internal departments and with their suppliers to develop tightly integrated sourcing, procurement, and payment strategies for all of their spend. With Ben Redwine, VP, Ariba Value Engineering.

7. Session: Get the Big Picture Through Better Management of Your External Workforce


Take a broader, more active approach to management of your external workforce. Verizon’s Colin Golding shares their innovative strategies for optimizing use of contingent labor, independent contractors, and project-based services using Fieldglass. Learn about the evolution and strategic value of flexible workforce management. [DECK]

Interested in more? Check out all the keynotes and more presentations from SAPPHIRE NOW 2015 available online.

Anna Millman is the Social Media Manager for Ariba, an SAP company.

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