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Ariba Commerce Summits 2015: Digital Business Gets Real

By Business Wire News   


The world has gone digital. Look no further than your personal life for proof. You tap into social communities to keep up with friends and family. You use apps on your phone and tablet to connect and collaborate with your peers. But are you harnessing the power of these technologies in the workplace to do your job better and deliver for your company? On September 8, Ariba, an SAP Company, will kick off the 2015 Ariba Commerce Summits, a global event series where you can learn to do just this.

“The digital economy is disrupting businesses, industries and entire value chains. And to succeed, companies need to adapt or they will fall behind,” said Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, Ariba. “The 2015 Ariba Commerce Summits are exclusive forums designed to help organizations unleash the power of business networks to fuel simpler, more efficient ways of operating and transform their business in ways never thought possible.”

Work Smarter

Through dynamic keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and informal networking forums, the Ariba Commerce Summits provide executives and practitioners across procurement, finance, AP/ treasury, legal, IT and sales and marketing with the intelligence and insights needed to better manage their commerce activities. To find the right partners and optimize their spend and supply chain. To engage with customers when, how and where they want to be engaged to increase satisfaction and wallet share. And to see the future and proactively shape it to their advantage by anticipating risks and trends in the market and developing plans to execute on them before anyone else.

Change the Game

Attendees will also learn how to enable new processes that are only possible in a networked environment to get – and stay – ahead of the competition. Processes like dynamic discounting that allow them to better manage their cash and fuel the growth and development of their business. Or contingent workforce management through which they can identify and manage highly-specialized resources needed to develop that next-generation product. Or spot buying where they can find and instantly buy those one-off, time sensitive items needed to run their business in accordance with their purchasing processes and procedures.

Get Connected

The 2015 Ariba Commerce Summits are one of your best opportunities to connect with other respected leaders and practitioners in your field and glean practical, actionable insights that empower you to buy better, sell more and manage your cash with greater efficiency than ever. And best of all, there is no registration fee.

The series kicks off September 8 in Tokyo and will continue with events in:

  • Singapore – September 10
  • Mumbai – September 15
  • Johannesburg – September 18
  • San Francisco – October 8
  • New York – October 13
  • Chicago – October 14
  • Toronto – October 15
  • Sydney – October 20
  • Dallas – October 27
  • Mexico City – October 27
  • Paris – November 3
  • London – November 5
  • Sao Paulo – November 18

Last year’s Commerce Summits sold out. Be sure not to miss this year’s events. Register today at

About Ariba, an SAP Company

Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world’s largest Internet-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the AribaNetwork to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at:

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 293,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

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