SAP Ariba powers Al-Futtaim to improve procure-to-pay efficiency

SAP said Al-Futtaim Group has tapped Ariba to improve procure-to-pay efficiency.

On April 8, Al-Futtaim will discuss how it is leveraging Ariba business network to fuel an automated procure-to-pay process that delivers game-changing improvements during an interactive breakout session at Ariba LIVE, the premier business commerce event being held April 7–9 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

“We needed to gain better visibility into and control over our spend,” said Asad Zaidi, director of Procurement and Performance Improvement, Automotive Division, Al-Futtaim. “And we knew that in order to achieve this, we’d need to automate our operations.”

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The company tapped Ariba Network and the cloud-based applications to create a standard procure-to-pay process that would provide a clear view into spend and contracts and improve controls and compliance.

SAP is also enabling its suppliers to collaborate electronically on everything from sourcing and orders to invoicing and payment, give business users a friendly, consumer-like experience by enabling them to procure through catalogs and digitize invoices to reduce errors and inefficiency.

Since Al-Futtaim implemented Ariba solutions, the company has a uniform and centralized process for purchasing goods and services across its operations. It has eliminated manual purchase orders, and the majority of its invoices are received and processed electronically.

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