Market Overview

Nufarm Plants Seeds for a Better Tomorrow With SAP Ariba


Company leverages cloud-based applications and business network to
grow efficient, sustainable supply chain

When it comes to agriculture and farming, procurement is a different
game. It needs to be simple and efficient. But it also must be done in
compliance with rules and regulations designed to protect consumer
health and environmental safety. Nufarm
knows this. And the global crop protection company will
share the story of how it is using solutions from SAP
to deliver on both fronts at SAP
Ariba Live
, the premier business commerce conference taking place
today at the Hyatt Regency Sydney.

"Nufarm is on a mission to grow a better tomorrow, and to execute it, we
need a supply chain that is not only efficient and cost-effective, but
ethical and sustainable," said David Bury, Global Chief Procurement
Officer, Nufarm. "Using SAP Ariba's solutions, we have been able to
drive a more strategic approach to sourcing that has not only simplified
the process and improved our costs, but given us greater transparency
and insight into our supply chain. And this has helped us to minimize
our risk and ensure that we adhere to the highest standards of health,
safety and environment protection and conduct our business activities
without adverse impact on the communities in which we operate."

For years, Nufarm took a regional approach to sourcing. But as its
business expanded, the company began to realize a more connected,
collaborative process was needed. So, like more than 3.4 million
companies in 190 countries – including nearly 10,000 in Australia -
Nufarm connected to the Ariba®
and began using the cloud-based applications on it to
streamline things across the enterprise. And it quickly began seeing

  • End-to-end visibility and control over more than 1.8 billion AUD in
    indirect and direct spend
  • Consistent compliance with corporate procurement policies
  • Improved communication with suppliers
  • 80 percent reduction in number of invoices processed without a valid
    purchase order

"In the old days, procurement was all about lowering costs and driving
efficiencies," said M. Jason Wolf, General Manager, SAP Ariba, Asia
Pacific and Japan. "Today, many companies are looking to the function to
do more. And innovators like Nufarm are leveraging digital technologies
to not only improve their business, but the world around them."

SAP Ariba delivers a comprehensive range of such solutions. To learn
more about these offerings and the transformation they are helping to
drive at companies around the world, visit

About Nufarm

Nufarm is a leading global crop protection company which develops,
manufactures and sells a wide range of crop protection products,
including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, that help crop
producers protect their crops against damage caused by weeds, pests and
disease. We sell our products in most of the world's major agricultural
regions. We also have a proprietary seed technologies business with a
portfolio covering canola, sorghum and sunflower crops. For additional
information, visit the company's website at

SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba
Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 3.4 million companies and
190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions
and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing
process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and
building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with
profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships –
simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The
result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where over $2.1 trillion in
commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit

About SAP

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helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office
to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP
empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and
use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.
SAP applications and services enable approximately 404,000 customers to
operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more
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