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Today's changing business environment creates a greater need for automation, compliance, and savings. Collaborative sourcing goes beyond just buying. It requires integrated platforms from sourcing through buying and paying. In this track, you'll look at how customers integrate SAP Ariba solutions with their buying and paying processes to reshape the way they work, from analysis and risk management through the sourcing and contract management cycles.
Businesses can no longer afford inefficient collaboration. That’s why leading companies are leveraging new technologies to revolutionize their procurement processes. Learn how solutions such as Ariba Procure-to-Pay are uniquely positioned to improve collaboration. And how new offerings, such as Ariba Spot Buy, Ariba Mobile 2.0, and the Ariba Total User Experience, are helping organizations better manage indirect spend, reduce costs, control compliance, collaborate better with suppliers, and deliver value beyond your expectations.
In this track you’ll examine the role of payables in improving financial performance and bottom-line results. Hear how organizations are automating their invoice-to-pay processes for business advantage and aligning procurement and accounts payable to buy right and pay right. You’ll also learn payables automation strategies that enable touch-less invoice processing, enforce payment compliance, accelerate supplier enablement, and unlock working capital value while implementing certain, secure, and simple B2B payments.
This track provides sellers on the Ariba Network with opportunities to learn best practices from your peers, on everything from maximizing your revenue to increasing your customer retention. Learn how current SAP Ariba sellers are utilizing SAP Ariba solutions to find buyers ready to buy, accelerate their sales cycle, and grow their e-commerce footprint, improving top-line results while optimizing business collaborations. Unleash the power of technology to digitize your business and discover, connect, and collaborate in totally new ways.
We’ve assembled thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds to share their vision and insights, giving you fuel to return to your organization and make a difference. Whether you’re interested in procurement, finance, or sales, you’ll find some provocative sessions to up your game and drive innovation and transformation across your organization.
This track is designed to help our valued customers achieve maximum results and ROI with SAP Ariba solutions. In this track you’ll find ample opportunities to discuss best practices with your peers, ask questions of SAP Ariba solution experts, and gain solution insights. Please note that certain sessions, as noted in the session description, require attendees to be a licensed SAP Ariba customer to attend. Unless noted in the description, sessions are open to all attendees.
The Blue Ribbon track is specifically designed for prospective customers who have not previously deployed SAP Ariba or SAP solutions and would like to better understand the value of deploying the solutions. It will include introductory sessions that cover the various solution areas offered, along with other key topics for anyone considering deploying them. This track will have priority seating given to designated Blue Ribbon attendees, although some sessions with broader applicability will be opened to all attendees.
Did you know travel and entertainment (T&E) costs are the second-most difficult operating expense line item for businesses to control? You can make more proactive decisions to better manage that spend and at the same time provide stakeholders with analytics that help drive policy decisions. In this session, Concur will also demonstrate how you can deliver insights to targeted personas and make sure you’re delivering the right information to the right stakeholder at the right time.
Discover new business relationships today. The old ways to find suppliers – consultants, trade shows, even web searches – can’t keep up with today’s fast-moving digital economy. The smart money is on web-based supplier networks and automated buyer/seller matching tools. There’s none better – or bigger – than the Ariba Network, more than 2 million connected companies strong. And no matching service surpasses Ariba Discovery. This free service makes supplier search easy, instantly connecting you with high-quality product and service suppliers who are ready to compete for your business and cut your supply costs and risks. Don't miss this session to learn the ins and outs of this free tool that can help you address your everyday business needs.
What are the options for sellers and buyers collaborating on catalog content? Join a panel of leading sellers and buyers as they discuss their catalog strategies and preference for hosted CIF versus PunchOut catalogs. Learn how leading sellers use the Ariba Network to drive exposure of their product content to procurement organizations and individuals at their key accounts, while leading procurement organizations use online catalogs to drive up compliance to contract terms and to improve the user experience.
Is invoice processing efficiency the exclusive focus of your payables automation program? If it is, you may be ignoring opportunities to support payment and working capital strategies that increase cash returns, enable supplier self-service, free up working capital, and improve free cash flow. Attend this session to learn how you can align procurement, accounts payable, and treasury when automating payables to enforce compliance with contracts, gain supplier support for electronic payments, and improve management of cash and working capital.
This panel discussion will cover how to address and overcome objections that suppliers may have about participating in your strategic e-commerce initiative. Remember, as a buyer, you determine what value your suppliers receive from e-commerce. So join us to learn the value that e-commerce can deliver for your suppliers and what you can do to give them an incentive to participate.
No two categories are the same, and neither are sourcing and procurement strategies. Direct materials sourcing – considered the lifeblood of the supply chain – presents unique challenges and opportunities. Success requires the right blend of in-depth product expertise, close supplier collaboration, and tight integration across processes. In today’s global economy, greater reliance on trading partners has made supply chain collaboration a competitive mandate. As supply chains become more complex and dynamic, your ability to use direct materials sourcing and procurement to achieve the perfect order – receiving the right product, in the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity – depends on having the right tools and partners.
Join this session to learn how SAP Ariba solutions are helping customers with their direct material sourcing strategy; how to collaborate across multiple processes, systems, and geographies in real time; and how to quickly identify and respond to unplanned supply chain events.
Contract management is now considered an integral part of the procurement process to help stop leakage and aid in gaining compliance around spend and visibility into suppliers. This session will focus on how companies are bringing contracts into the process to gain visibility with the supplier and manage compliant spend.
Thinking about expanding your procurement solution? Seeking additional value and ROI? How do you get from here to there? What examples do you have? Many organizations start the digital journey with a partial solution to kick off a transformation process. Once you have experience with your revised operating model and SAP Ariba solutions, why not take the opportunity to maximize efficiency and ROI? Likewise, you may have a legacy on-premise SAP Ariba solution that is not meeting your requirements today in terms of scope and response time. Now is a great time to move to our new cloud solutions and realize lower TCO, a great user experience, and tremendous benefits.
Every great transformation starts with the end in mind. Enabling suppliers on the Ariba Network is no different. Join this session and learn from the experts as they share how they have successfully enabled suppliers and achieved great results in getting their spend and documents digitized on the Ariba Network. You'll hear the perspective of suppliers, buyers, and the SAP Ariba solutions team – starting with the up-front business case and diving into the details of the actual enablement. You will also learn about exciting new developments in the Ariba Network that support our vision to help buyers and suppliers simplify commerce with a single platform, including a new, free supplier enablement option and improved supplier packaging and pricing.
This session will bring together several customer speakers who will provide a 10-minute overview of their deployment experiences and the benefits they gained with cloud-based SAP and SAP Ariba procurement solutions. Then we will open up for Q&A so that new customers can ask our experienced customers what they did right and how they run better in 2016 as a result of these projects.
Managing your supply chain in this digital age is fast changing, with the entry of new players, new innovations, and new markets that lead to new levels of risk and compliance expectations. But managing these on an ongoing basis often depends heavily on a few team members, with limited internal and external data. Without a unified, comprehensive view or mobile visibility, you can end up with a “reactive” versus a “proactive” approach. By monitoring supply chain risk in real time, using feeds from global data sources in a unified view across your organization, you can achieve visibility across all tiers of global suppliers, and more proactively address any issues that arise. Join this session to learn how SAP Ariba solutions enable organizations to routinely manage supply chain risks in real time, helping them to be in compliance and Run Simple.
If you’re ready to move on from paper invoice processing, this session is for you. Hear from customers who have automated their accounts payable operations to accelerate invoice processing, eliminate invoice errors and exceptions, improve on-time payment performance, and improve compliance. With a smart invoicing approach, you can free up accounts payable resources to focus on higher-value activities that help improve business performance.
Leading companies are revolutionizing their procure-to-pay (P2P) process by using new technologies. During this session, hear how customers use the Ariba Procure-to-Pay solution to automate, streamline, and provide visibility into their P2P processes to better manage spend, reduce costs, have control over compliance, and enable better supplier collaboration.
What's next for SAP Ariba procurement solutions, and what should you invest in moving forward? Join this session to hear relevant road map details regarding SAP Ariba procurement solutions for the cloud and the Ariba Network. Areas of focus will include direct materials innovations, supplier management, enhancements, globalization, platform and enterprise mobility, UI/UX, ERP and materials management integration, public sector, light enablement (an interactive e-mail collaboration option to be delivered on the Ariba Network that will eliminate the complexity of onboarding and connecting suppliers who transact on a limited basis), and extensibility of the Ariba Network.
Quote automation is a new RFQ automation tool for faster supplier identification and bid execution, with a seamless process that joins together the power of ERP and the Ariba Network. Learn how this valuable tool, which can be implemented quickly and easily, increases savings while providing complete visibility and control for hybrid tactical spend.
SAP Fieldglass solutions play an integral role in delivering total spend management to customers. As such, there are a variety of natural integration points between SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions. Attend this session to learn about the various approaches customers are leveraging to integrate their investments in SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions. In addition, learn about the joint road map and business case scenarios for SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions.
Your customers are implementing a procurement solution. Learn how to change beliefs, shift thinking, and drive conversations and change within your company to shift from operationally focused e-commerce to customer-centric digital commerce and help your company flourish. You'll also gain insights into how to get to the future and create a change organization.
It’s all about social, mobile, and digital commerce! Millennials have grown up with technology alongside them. To reach the millennial consumer today, businesses need to be tech-savvy and understand how advances like mobile and social computing have influenced how we market to this group. In this session, hear how technology is changing the way companies build relationships with their customers and the impact this has on delivering superior customer service and improving sales.
Procurement executives are continually challenged to maintain sustainable savings, overall operational efficiency, and risk mitigation in today’s highly volatile commodity markets and risk-prone global supply chains. Organizations today look up to procurement teams to deliver value beyond tactical savings. Procurement is increasingly seen as the driver of business value through cross-functional collaboration within the enterprise as well as outside. During this session, we’ll hear about two successful transformation stories:
• Murphy Oil, which was supported by Accenture in the implementation
• SAP Global Procurement organization, describing how SAP’s internal procurement uses SAP Ariba solutions
Learn how a truly integrated source-to-settle process in both companies offers a tremendous ROI, with spend analysis driving effective sourcing, well-managed suppliers, and contract-compliant purchases. We will share an overview of the journey, from the vision and business case through to deployment of technology, along with the necessary process change management.
As sourcing and procurement teams have led successful savings projects, companies are now leveraging them to help drive savings in areas beyond what they have done in the past. This session will provide insights into how procurement teams are transforming their business processes to drive sustainable savings.
Driving bottom-line savings continues to top the wish list of the chief procurement officer’s agenda, yet the decision path to get there often relies on perceptions and intuition. Without the right visibility into spend data, suppliers, or related market information in hand, sourcing and procurement decisions often run counter to the business objectives. Gaining comprehensive visibility is the stepping stone to effective spend management. Join this session where experts share their secrets on striking it rich by listening to what their spend numbers have to say.
Gaining actual savings from the best-laid sourcing plans requires organizations to put in place a closed-loop strategy – one that addresses operational sourcing as well as the processes around it. An optimal plan would include cutting-edge analytics to drive better decisions, water-tight contract management to improve adherence, and disciplined supplier management to improve performance. Join this session to hear from the experts on how organizations can translate savings from paper to the bottom line through a tightly woven collaborative sourcing process.
Long-term procurement value starts with strategic procurement. How do you drive continued savings in a constantly changing market? How do you negotiate without leaving value on the table? Join this session to learn how SAP Ariba solutions have helped organizations to drive strategic procurement success with total spend visibility, expanding category coverage, and managing more than cost to ensure long-term procurement value.
Discover how to make the most of the SAP Ariba Live event in Singapore, and learn all about community engagement and new ways for suppliers to be successful on the Ariba Network. Hear from our Seller Account Management team members and, more important, from highly engaged sellers on the Ariba Network who can teach you how to replicate their success. Join this session for an overview of features and benefits the Ariba Network offers suppliers, information on enablement and integration, and a discussion of where you as a supplier are in the e-commerce lifecycle.
A report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum argues that leading supply chains gain a "triple advantage" when they create not just business benefits but socioeconomic and environmental ones as well. Instead of using a supply chain solely to provide a competitive business advantage, companies also need to focus on creating supply chains that provide socioeconomic and environmental benefits. In this session, you will learn best practices in sourcing products and services with social impact in mind. Hear from customers on how they can leverage both internal and external support to meet business needs and be a good corporate citizen.
Leading sellers are using B2B e-commerce to automate their business collaborations with customers. E-commerce enables them to reduce costs associated with manual document keying; to drive up customer satisfaction through faster, more accurate response rates to customer purchase orders; and to achieve cleaner, more accurate invoices. Join this panel of leading sellers as they discuss when and how suppliers can leverage the different transactional and integration options available on the Ariba Network.
As supply chains become more complex, supply chain leaders risk losing visibility into supply. This in turn drives up risk of stock-outs. Today's leading enterprises need to collaborate with their vendors across multiple processes, systems, and geographies in real time and share demand information, so that they can quickly identify and respond to shortages and other unplanned supply chain events. Join a panel of leading global practitioners as they discuss how to attain supply chain visibility by collaborating effectively with trading partners both inside and outside their enterprises.
What does success look like? A successful program involving SAP Ariba solutions can take many forms – and likely changes over time. In this session, we'll walk through the various elements of a successful value realization effort, including sourcing coverage, enterprise efficiency, savings, customer experience, procurement evolution, and the road ahead.
Procurement professionals invest a lot of time and effort in surveying the market, building strategic relationships with their key suppliers, and ultimately negotiating the best possible contracts. However, in reality as much as half of these negotiated savings are not realized due to complexities and inefficiencies in the procure-to-pay process. Failure to comply with the contract, poor process management, inefficient AP processes, and maverick spend are just some of the many causes. What if procuring for your business needs could be as seamless and easy to do as shopping for shoes online? What if each employee in your organization could manage his or her own orders, with real-time visibility into their status? In this session, we will share how companies are utilizing SAP Ariba procurement solutions to realize savings and make procurement cool again.
Supplier management is in many ways like the art of motorcycle maintenance: hands on, requiring discipline, and you can't leave anything to chance. Your suppliers have a deep impact on your sourcing and procurement process, and managing them effectively is the missing link between finalizing a strategic sourcing deal and realizing those benefits on the ground. This session will explore how the coming together of scalable supplier onboarding, effective supplier performance, and a host of best practices can help you manage your suppliers strategically.