SAP Integrates Procurement and Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
According to a recent announcement, SAP Ariba Solutions and SAP S/4HANA Cloud are now fully integrated to deliver an end-to-end source-to-pay process. This spend management process integration provides visibility and control to help customers achieve business outcomes. It enables customers to effectively manage all spend categories through a fully integrated, end-to-end procurement process using SAP Ariba solutions and Ariba Network.
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With the integration of SAP Ariba solutions with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP delivers a smoother end-to-end experience across data and processes. It offers a unified view across systems and adopts technology guidelines such as user interfaces, application programming interfaces, identity management, and user provisioning.
Key benefits of this integration include:
- Harmonized experience and simpler change management with a consistent user interface across all solutions, including guided tours, embedded learning, and a digital assistant
- Faster, more informed decision-making through instant access to embedded intelligence, including proactive alerts to support smart and secure buying
- Improved visibility and real-time reporting with end-to-end analytics
- Lower total cost of ownership and rapid return on investment through unified integration that eliminates the need for costly services and support
“By providing transparency across the source-to-pay process and fully integrating with an organization’s enterprise resource planning systems, the intelligent suite – aided by cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning – reveals insights and opportunities to create value that was never possible before. Through intelligent insights and an enhanced user experience, businesses can anticipate and act on changes in supply and demand by enabling buyers and suppliers to collaborate in real time with ease and simplicity on a unified platform,” says Chris Haydon, President of SAP Procurement Solutions.
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