SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass Jointly Positioned as a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites

SAP Ariba today announced that it has again been ranked as a leader in Contract Life-Cycle Management for Buy-Side Contracts by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc.

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 28, 2016 – SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass today announced they have jointly been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites, 2016.

The new report evaluated full-suite procure-to-pay solutions from 12 different software vendors on 12 criteria and jointly placed SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass in the Leaders’ quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

"We are honored by Gartner's recognition as the most visionary Procure-to-Pay provider in the 2016 Magic Quadrant as we believe it validates our investment in our customers' success and innovation that makes procurement awesome," said Alex Atzberger, president, SAP Ariba. "Buying inside a business should be as simple as in the consumer world, yet have the business rules and logic that ensure the business achieves its objectives. This is what SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass deliver through purpose-built applications with rapid innovation cycles and tight integration."

SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass procure-to-pay solutions and business network enable companies of all sizes to simplify collaboration with their trading partners, make smarter business decisions and extend their collaborative business processes with an open technology platform.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites, Deborah R. Wilson, Paolo Malinverno, Magnus Bergfors, Desere Edwards, 13 June 2016.

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Acerca de SAP Ariba

SAP® Ariba® is the marketplace for digital business, creating frictionless exchanges between millions of buyers and suppliers across the entire source-to-pay process. Our market-leading solutions enable companies to simplify collaboration with their trading partners, make smarter business decisions and extend their collaborative business processes with an open technology platform. More than two million companies use SAP Ariba solutions to connect and collaborate around nearly one trillion in commerce on an annual basis. To learn more about the company’s offerings and the transformation they are driving, visit www.ariba.com

About SAP Fieldglass

SAP Fieldglass provides the industry's leading technology for services procurement and external workforce management. More than 400 global businesses, including GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto and Rio Tinto, leverage SAP Fieldglass' cloud-based services solution to gain visibility into external labor, project-based services including Statements of Work (SOWs), independent contractors and additional flexible talent pools.

With the visibility provided by the SAP Fieldglass Vendor Management System (VMS), organizations are able to maximize cost savings, worker quality, compliance and program efficiencies. Procurement and HR professionals partner with SAP Fieldglass to develop talent and spend management strategies necessary to create best-in-class workforce programs.

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 approximately 310,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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