On May 22, we wrote about how SAP acquired Ariba for $4.3 billion. The integration of both companies is going swimmingly because now 1 million companies are now connected to the Ariba Network. Now enterprises are collaborating in new ways to drive their productivity, sales, procurement, invoice, and payment processes.
SAP has announced several rapid deployment solutions to make it fast and simple for customers using the SAP Business Suite to rapidly integrate with the Ariba Network software features like product catalog integration and purchase order and invoice automation.
“Online social networks tools have transformed our personal relationships by connecting us to people and information in new ways,” stated SAP Co-CEO Jim Snabe. “We are enabling businesses of all sizes to do the same. With 1 million companies connected, SAP and Ariba have created the largest business network in the world. Together we will deliver game-changing gains in productivity, collaboration and agility across the entire value chain of suppliers, partners and customers.”