Ariba Launches Next-Generation Partner Program
New model simplifies engagement, unlocks greater value for service providers
SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 15, 2015 – In a connected economy, relationships are everything. Recognizing this, Ariba, an SAP Company, today announced enhancements to its partner program designed to unlock additional value for its allies around the world. Unveiled during the Ariba Partner Leadership Summit, the next-generation program provides a simplified engagement model that increases collaboration throughout the sales cycle and solution deployment and delivers greater value for service providers.
“Service providers play a critical role in helping us connect companies to the Digital Economy and differentiate our solutions across a range of industries,” said David Johnston, Senior Vice President, Channels and Alliances, Ariba. “The enhancements to our partner program are designed to make this easier for them to do, providing a simplified experience that increases their ability to grow business while enabling us to better meet customer needs.”
Putting Partners First
The Cloud and Networked Economy have completely transformed the way partners interact. Chief among the enhancements to the Ariba Partner Program is a streamlined framework for engaging service providers that supports these new business models and enables partners to increase their competitive edge by delivering greater opportunities for innovation and growth.
In addition, Ariba partners will have access to open APIs and the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to build industry and customer-specific extensions for the Ariba® Network and the company’s cloud-based source-to-settle solutions.
“Ariba is a key collaborator with EY and important component of the technology portfolio we use to help our clients optimize their spend and supply chain,” said Dan Kowal, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP. “With the changes to their partner program, we can easily extend our business and the value we create.”
More than 300 organizations, including service providers, value-added resellers and technology advisors, partner with Ariba to help companies eliminate complexity from their business and run simple. To learn more about the Ariba Partner Program and the opportunities it can open, visit: http://www.ariba.com/about/partners
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 Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at: www.ariba.com