In a recent blog post, Alex Atzberger reflected on a year of achievements he’s overseen at SAP Ariba, which includes:

  • Enabling $1 trillion in commerce transactions on the Ariba Network
  • Delivering more than 400 new features across solutions including a complete visual renewal
  • Introducing an ambitious array of new innovations inspired and directly informed by customers

At the heart of these achievements are our customers – both buyers and suppliers. The most ingenious software in the world won’t succeed if it doesn’t appeal to users. Adoption drives value and business results. Successful adoption enables transformation that can bring new capabilities to enterprises large and small.

Join SAP Ariba’s Patrick McCarthy to explore our latest innovations and hear how collaboration with customers shaped the development of solutions.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn:2016-SAPNOW-AribaInnovations.FB.png


Compliant Buying is Simple for Every Employee with Guided Buying

A smart UX literally guides employees who are making purchases to preferred vendors or through preferred processes that comply with your company’s policies.


Smarter, Simpler Supplier Collaboration with Enablement Dashboard

Our new dashboard offers light, simple enablement for low-volume suppliers and full enablement for high-volume vendors. Suppliers with light engagement can collaborate with buyers around purchase orders, confirmations and invoices using an interactive email service. No portals or fees.

Speed-up Supplier Registration with Smart App

New mobile app streamlines registration with pre-populated supplier information. Suppliers simply review, validate, and click to complete.

Extend Business Processes with Open Partner Ecosystem

Customers can use new self-service applications to create custom forms for unique business processes that can be integrated to master data with business rules and approvals.  Partners can connect to the Ariba Network to build solution extensions and market-specific apps using open APIs.


Increase Collaborative Commerce with Supply Chain Finance

Our global, multi-funder financing platform helps suppliers reduce their financing costs while allowing buyers to increase free cash flow from payables via payment terms extensions.

As Alex Atzberger states in his reflections from the year,

“Real innovation comes when you combine simple with a business model that rethinks the very way buyers and suppliers connect and enable totally new processes. And this is where our focus at SAP Ariba lies.”

We look forward to seeing you at SAPPHIRE NOW.

At Twitter, follow SAP Ariba’s Alex Atzberger at @aatzberger and Patrick McCarthy at @PJM_Iam. Stay connected to the latest event information by following the Twitter hashtag #SAPPHIRENOW.

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

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