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Debra Curtis-Magley

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

Supply chain resiliency. How well has your business mastered it? It requires a careful orchestration of sourcing, procurement, supplier management, workforce staffing, manufacturing, and logistics operations. When that orchestration is rattled, the impact can cascade

Slavery is often associated with the mass colonization of new lands by Europe that occurred during the 16th through 19th centuries. The transatlantic slave trade trafficked an estimated 17 million people from Africa while overall

Surf the SAPPHIRE NOW session catalog and you’ll quickly realize there’s a wide range of sessions dedicated to lines-of-business operations within enterprises. For example, there are more than 150 sessions covering HR topics and nearly

Collaborative 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

Last year’s launch of Apple Pay sparked interest in the evolution of payment platforms and security measures surrounding consumers’ information. Its tokenization protocol to protect credit card and bank information was cited as a “game

Companies are in continuous pursuit to reduce complexities, gain efficiencies and drive growth. One area of business that offers huge opportunities is accounts payable. More than 50% of B2B payments in the U.S. are made

They say no man is an island. And the same holds true for procurement. As the function continues its transformation, it is becoming increasingly connected and collaborative. And as business becomes increasingly global, this trend

Near the start of every year, business observers release their predictions.  Search Google for “2015 business predictions,” and you’ll find over 86 million results. Many of these predictions are informed by innovations in technology that

Fall is fast approaching in the U.S. and that means children and parents are gearing up for the return to school. While reading, math, and science will top school curriculums, many companies too are hitting