Market Overview

SAP Ariba: Laying the Foundation for the Intelligent Enterprise


Company sees record increase in transaction volume as buyers and
sellers around world tap business network to build connected supply

The most intelligent enterprises are built on connected supply chains.
And more than 3.4 million companies are using solutions from SAP
to construct them. During the second quarter which ended June
30, transaction volume on the Ariba®
soared to $2.1 trillion as organizations of all sizes,
across industries, tapped the world's largest business commerce platform
and the cloud-based applications delivered on it, to manage their spend
from end to end in a smart and coordinated way.

"As much as 90 percent of a company's value lies in the supply chain –
everything that's bought and sold, all the people and interactions
involved in making commerce happen, and the massive amounts of data
collected in the process," said Barry Padgett, President, SAP Ariba. "To
maximize it, businesses need solutions that connect these things and
enable them to run with greater speed and intelligence."

Point applications that digitize specific tasks can't do this. Integrated,
end-to-end offerings
that combine the convenience and agility of the
cloud with the connectivity and scale of a global business network can.
And this is exactly what SAP Ariba delivers.

Procurement the Way it Should Work

Using SAP Ariba's cloud-based source-to-settle applications alongside
SAP S4/HANA, companies can quickly draw meaningful insights from the
data living in their supply chains and the powerful community that SAP
Ariba has built, and use them to make more intelligent decisions that
propel their businesses forward. During the second quarter, new cloud
bookings at SAP rose 29 percent. SAP Ariba was a key contributor to this
growth, as companies around the world embraced its solutions, which
together with SAP
are positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner
2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites
, to do just this.

  • Burger King Restaurant Co., Ltd. has ambitious expansion goals to
    expand its number of stores and increase revenue in South Korea and
    Japan. The company has selected SAP to partner with in their digital
    transformation journey, and will use SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Ariba to
    execute predictive analysis based on real-time insights to gain
    greater efficiency and control of the business.
  • Ganzhou Nankang People's Government is building a household town for
    local small and medium enterprises, and has chosen SAP Ariba to
    establish a "one stop" integrated platform through which they can
    connect and collaborate within a global network to reduce procurement
    costs and expand their business.
  • Lion Corporation has set on a path to cultivate corporate capabilities
    that will survive global competition, and will use SAP Ariba to
    digitize marketing-related procurement and purchasing operations to
    improve the quality and speed of the process, strengthen governance
    and control costs.
  • JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy wants to unify its procurement process, and
    will use SAP Ariba's solutions to manage everything from supplier
    evaluation and selection to sourcing, contract management and
  • More than 120,000 new selling organizations – or more than one per
    minute – connected to the Ariba Network to take advantage of $2.2
    million of potential new business posted on SAP
    Ariba Discovery™
    every hour and participate in the more than $2.1
    trillion in commerce conducted annually. If the network were a
    country, it would be among the top ten in Gross Domestic Product.

"At SAP Ariba, we are fully invested in delivering solutions that enable
companies to not only save time and money, but create sustainable,
ethical supply chains that positively impact their business and the
world at large. Because that's how procurement should work and the way
intelligent enterprises run," Padgett said.

About 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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