Ariba, Inc., a vendor of spend-management and procurement software, is expanding its capabilities to serve the mid-market. The company has launched Ariba Express Content, a tool which delivers pre-enabled catalogs from leading suppliers to help companies source indirect goods and services more quickly and cost-effectively. The offering is part of Ariba's menu of procurement products, which include Ariba Buyer, Procure-to-Pay and Procurement Content. According to the vendor, Express Content catalogs provide fast access to goods and services across a wide range of indirect spend categories, including knowledge products and services, office equipment and supplies, electronics, computer hardware and software, travel and hotels, promotional goods, healthcare services, print products and services, and transportation, storage and mail services. By using the catalogs, buyers can more effectively manage the procurement of indirect categories, control maverick spending and improve their bottom lines, Ariba claimed.
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