The platform allows companies to connect with partners and manage all of their direct materials procurement activities in one place. The cloud-based tool is embedded in users' planning and execution systems, enabling collaboration in real time with multiple tiers of trading partners across direct-materials procurement. It connects systems and users through the Ariba Network. According to SAP Ariba, companies can accurately track and assess availability of supply, identify and respond to unplanned events, and reduce excess inventory and costs in their supply chains.
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