Market Overview

Latin American Companies Transform Procurement with SAP Ariba


Leading companies embrace business network and cloud-based
applications to change the way buying and selling get done

Latin America is a hot bed of innovation. Technology startups like
restaurant reservation service Restorando and online real estate
marketplace Properati are shaking things up for consumers. SAP
, the world's largest business network, is changing the game
for companies by helping them revolutionize the way buying and selling
get done. Next month, leading companies from around the region will
gather at SAP
Forum Brasil 2018
to discuss how they are using the Ariba®
and the cloud-based
delivered on it to digitize their procurement
operations and manage everything from sourcing and orders to invoicing
and payment in a simple, smart and consumer-like way. The event will be
held at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo September 11-12.

"Latin America is officially wired, and procurement is no exception,"
said Catalina Manrique, Vice President and General Manager, SAP Ariba
Latin America. "In embracing digital networks and the technologies
underlying them to power procurement, companies of all sizes, across
industries are unleashing a new way of doing business that is fueling
both innovation and competitive advantage region wide."

More than 3.4 million companies – including nearly 350,000 in Latin
America – currently use SAP Ariba's solutions to manage their
procurement operations. In the past 12 months, these companies in have
exchanged more than 700,000 purchase orders worth close to $106 billion
and more than 1.2 million invoices valued at nearly $18 billion.
Companies like:

  • GPA, which has created a simple, compliant and consumer-like
    shopping experience that employees are happy to use while providing
    the transparency and traceability the company requires using SAP
    Ariba's Guided Buying capabilities.
  • Seguros Unimed, which is using SAP Ariba as the platform for
    its Digital + Project, an initiative designed to replace manual,
    paper-based processes with a modern digital platform for managing its
    entire source-to-settle process in a simple, integrated and
    intelligent way which has already generated efficiency gains with
    faster transaction cycles of up to 80 percent.
  • Grupo Boticário, which is leveraging SAP Ariba solutions to
    drive an efficient digital process for managing its spend from
  • Eletropaulo, which is using SAP Ariba since 2016 to more
    efficiently manage all of its procurement and contract processes and
    currently has more than 1,800 sourcing projects, 1,200 contracts and
    1,500 supplier registrations on the platform.
  • Grupo DPSP and J. Macêdo, who have implemented digital
    solutions to drive cost reduction, compliance, process improvement,
    working capital management and network collaboration.
  • Kroton, which has transformed its e-business through SAP Ariba
  • Votorantim Cimentos, which is using SAP Ariba to drive process
    efficiency and transform procurement.

To hear first-hand from these and other companies about how they are
using SAP Ariba to move beyond simply automating tasks such as sourcing,
contracts and invoicing using disconnected, point solutions and drive a
unified process for managing all of their spend and trading
relationships from end-to-end on a single, integrated platform, register
to attend SAP Forum Brasil. To learn more about SAP Ariba's
solutions and the value they can deliver for your organization, visit

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

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