SAP Ariba Today’s supply management professionals must strike a balance between cutting costs and keeping up with revenue and demand. While current economic conditions created opportunities for strategic sourcing professionals to shine and cut costs, the uncertainties of today’s economy, catastrophic disasters, and political unrest have also made the balancing act a tricky one.
In addition, spend data is obscured in disparate purchasing and payables systems—making it difﬁ cult to build effective sourcing strategies and identify savings opportunities. And, ﬁ nally, when opportunities are identiﬁ ed, sourcing organizations often lack the expertise in less-strategic categories to prioritize and source effectively. These realities all add up to massive challenges—ensuring that your suppliers deliver as promised, when promised; that your supplier portfolio reﬂ ects your company values; and that you can consistently show the ROI of your supplier management strategies.
Ariba Spend Visibility with D&B is a unique solution designed to help bring visibility into your spend and supply base to address these challenges, helping you ﬁ nd the best opportunities that strike the right balance between cost, revenue, and demand expectations.