Busy agenda and continuous communication between clients, solution providers, and industry experts — SAP Ariba Live is true to the tradition of achieving utmost information value and highlighting major procurement innovations.
The three days of the conference involved client sessions about SAP Ariba implementations, exhibitions of SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, and SAP Fieldglass, and practical labs on the SAP Ariba products. Our team, Kirill Rodionov, Volha Chekun, Yana Kenda, Raman Tratsiak, Natalia Petrenko, and Anastasiya Byk, delved into the customers’ pain points and explored all specific features of the latest Ariba solutions.
As for the news of the SAP Ariba world, here are the top three announced during the conference:
- Individual ecosystems (SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP Concur) are combined into one business unit. All their products acquire a new unified user interface;
- Qualtrics, an experience management company, is now a part of the SAP family. The combination of the Qualtrics’s experience data and SAP’s operational data will boost supply chain management, network, and employee processes.
- Aiming to simplify corporate payments, SAP Ariba starts partnering with Barclaycard, a credit card and payment services provider.
LeverX SAP Ariba specialists identify the most essential SAP Ariba innovations from those outlined during the event.
Procurement Operations Desk is available in SAP Ariba solutions to provide improved queue management, convenient SLA tracking, and KPI control;
An artificially intelligent chatbot named PAULA guides end-users through the procurement processes thus contributing to cost reduction, shift of the organization to more efficient strategic planning, and reduced risks.
Innovations in all SAP Ariba solutions have become a separate matter as well as the advantages of a central repository for SAP Ariba APIs. APIs favor the Ariba integration and introduction of new functionality.
A good way to expand the Ariba’s operational power is to create an application in the Cloud. That’s exactly what LeverX Group did — we developed Payment Terms Governance, a set of indivisible apps that allow controlling a proper choice of payment terms for all documents created across any SAP system.
Our SAP Ariba consultants presented the product during the SAP Ariba Live conference demonstrating its benefits and ease-of-use.
Rethinking procurement to incorporate digital transformation into its processes was the common theme. Therefore, all SAP Ariba latest releases, adjustments, and strategies are connected to going for overall simplicity, transparency, and fostering relationships between sellers and buyers.