We live in a world where many people use their social networks to communicate and where we have access to instantaneous global or local news. In the same way, businesses have started to use business networks to ensure that they can share the latest information immediately. Business networks allow companies to build bridges with existing and potential customers, partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Sharing a free flow of information allows businesses to gain insight and value from others though connections which would be difficult outside of the digital economy. Without the digital economy, building connections and keeping up the conversation and flow of information would lose momentum as by the time the information gets through; it would already be outdated. Businesses can share ideas but also react to offer the latest deals immediately through business networks, without missing out or waiting for next month’s newsletter to disseminate the details.

With business networks such as Ariba, Concur, and Fieldglass, businesses can connect with stakeholders to help drive their business further. This new openSAP course SAP Business Networks in a Nutshell will provide you with an introduction to SAP’s Business Network Group. Ariba provides a procurement platform where companies can easily find suppliers for a wide variety of things, from pens to office furniture, and beyond. Concur provides travel and expense management solutions so travel suppliers from airlines to hotels, taxis, and even restaurants can compete for business. Fieldglass provides an easy and accessible way to manage contingent workforce and services procurement programs, allowing easier and faster hiring processes.

To find out more about SAP’s Business Network Group, join this free openSAP course. The course is just three hours in total and is an introduction to business networks and what they do. The target group for this course includes people with an interest in SAP’s business network vision, people who sell, buy, or use SAP products, business professionals, IT professionals, project managers, IT decision makers, and business experts. All you need to sign up is a valid email address and all learning content is provided free of charge.

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