Spend Management Solutions Win Global Companies


In May 2018, SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass intelligent spend management solutions were recognized by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites.

Burger King Brazil and Guatemala’s Banco G&T Continental joined the growing number of global companies that utilize SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass intelligent spend management solutions in digitally transforming procurement and integrating the entire buying process across their organizations.

Two of the leading organizations that continue to choose SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions are Uniper SE, an experienced international energy company from Germany, and Follett Corporation, a U.S. educational product and services provider for over 140 years.

This year, thousands of new companies have chosen SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions to help digitalize goods and services procurement, manage direct and indirect spend, and source and manage external workers. Below are some of the companies that have started utilizing SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions during the second quarter:

  •  Banco G&T Continental selected SAP Ariba solutions to help simplify its procurement processes, establish better governance and improve its relationship with suppliers. As one of the largest banks in Guatemala and Central America, Banco G&T Continental expects that its digital transformation will help improve operational efficiency and transparency and elevate its brand.
  • Burger King, one of the largest fast-food operators in Brazil, relied on SAP to support its fast growth. SAP Fieldglass solutions will be utilized in managing the growing company’s interactions with services vendors. Also, Burger King Brazil leverages SAP Concur solutions to support expense management and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help attract, retain and develop its workforce. SAP Customer Experience solutions will soon be adopted as well by the company to support its massive customer data growth from all customer touchpoints. In 2018, Burger King in Korea has also deployed the cloud-based procurement applications and business network of SAP Ariba and S/4HANA to create an efficient digital process for managing its spend from end to end in an integrated way to fuel savings, efficiencies and business growth.
  • Hospital Sirio-Libanes, a Brazilian philanthropic healthcare institution, is relying on SAP offerings to support its digital transformation road map. It has two general hospitals, five ambulatory centers and over 4,400 registered physicians in São Paulo and Brasilia. The institution has selected SAP Ariba solutions, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to transform procurement, improve strategic sourcing and optimize financial closing and operational processes. The SAP solutions will create a data-driven healthcare company and provide multi-dimensional analytics to support business decisions intended to generate better results for the institution and its patients.

SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass Senior Vice President and General Manager Pat McCarthy said:

“Managing spend has never been more critical. And what better way to drive excellence into spend management than bringing spend data together across all sources and categories. From energy and education to banking, food, and healthcare, these new clients joining our community highlight just how critical smarter decision-making and better collaboration are across industries and geographies. With SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions enabling an integrated source-to-pay process for managing every category of spend, coupled with SAP Concur solutions for travel and expense management, SAP delivers an Intelligent Spend Management platform unrivaled in the market.”

SAP Fieldglass helps companies manage their external workforce and services procurement spend, including nearly 170,000 statements of work in the second quarter of 2019.

SAP Ariba, the leader in spend management, connects trading partners from more than 3.6 million businesses, operating in more than 190 countries with nearly 3 trillion dollars worth of transactions each year through Ariba Network. SAP hosts customers, partners and influencers in SAP Ariba Live, bringing together a diverse community of buyers, suppliers, and partners to experience the value of Ariba Network and discuss technology, innovation, and market trends. Here are the upcoming event schedules of SAP Ariba Live:

SAP Ariba Live Singapore, August 20-22,2019

SAP Ariba Live Sydney, September 11-12,2019

SAP Ariba NOW Brazil, September 11-12,2019

SAP Ariba Live Singapore is a FREE event to be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, known as the father of social business and microcredit, will deliver an inspiring closing keynote, sharing his story of how he embraced the term “spend better” by using the power of investment to help change the world.

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