More than 150,000 new selling organisations connected to the Ariba digital procurement network in the third quarter of 2016, SAP Ariba has revealed.
Ferrero, the world’s third-largest chocolate manufacturer, chose SAP Ariba solutions to drive efficiency and compliance across its source-to-settle process and operate an integrated platform which consolidates all spend and drives collaboration with a global network of partners from sourcing and orders through invoicing and payment.
“For years we tackled procurement using different systems and applications,” said Jane Scott, Ferrero Group CIO. “We are sure that now, through an integrated platform on which we can consolidate all of our spend and collaborate with a global network of partners on everything from sourcing and orders through invoicing and payment, we will better achieve our goals.”
Whirlpool, the manufacturer of home appliances, selected Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain, which enables companies to connect with partners and manage all of their direct materials procurement activities in one place.
SAP Ariba also said that more than 750,000 users have turned on SAP Ariba’s guided buying capabilities, through which procurement organisations can create a contextual experience that automatically leads users to the goods and services they need to do their jobs, then guides them through making purchases in compliance with company policies and processes. These users are logging in more than 15,000 times per day and managing over $5 billion in spend.