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Ariba LIVE 2015 is Coming

SAP NEWSBYTE - Business is different today. It’s no longer about executing a process within a company, but across an entire value chain. It’s not about the insights within an organization, but the intelligence of whole communities. It’s not about automating business processes to do things faster, but tapping collective insights and best practices to do things better — and in entirely new ways. On April 7, executives from many of the world’s leading organizations will gather in Las Vegas for Ariba LIVE 2015 where they will learn how they can harness the power of business networks to do just this. Hosted by Ariba, an SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) company, Ariba LIVE 2015 is the business commerce event of the year.

“Today’s businesses require higher levels of agility, efficiency and knowledge to operate,” said Tim Minahan, senior vice president, Ariba. “And the only way to enable this is through dynamic communities that connect companies with the applications, intelligence and partners they need to discover, connect and collaborate in the simplest possible way.

Ariba LIVE 2015 is a unique forum through which companies of all sizes can learn to business networks to break down the barriers to collaboration and enable new processes that drive innovation and competitive advantage. The largest gathering of procurement, finance, sales and marketing and IT professionals, the event will feature keynotes from industry leaders who will share their insights on how networks are transforming their operations and delivering results, including:

  • Carl Hernas, Global Vice President of Procurement, Coach
  • Jim Gillespie, Vice President and Global Head of e-Procurement Solutions and Operations, AIG
  • Ken Lamneck, CEO, Insight
Practitioners from leading organizations will also share their knowledge and best practices during more than 70 interactive breakout sessions on a broad range of topics related to buying, selling and managing cash. Among the companies that will be represented:
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • H.J. Heinz Company
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Dell
  • NetApp
  • Dollar Tree
  • Southern California Edison
  • Las Vegas Sands
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • National Business Furniture
  • CDW
  • W.W. Grainger
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Ryder Systems
  • Fastenal
There will be ample opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, where attendees can share practical, actionable information that will help them more effectively manage today’s virtual enterprise and deliver the future of commerce. Registration for this can’t-miss event is open now. To reserve a place, visit: www.aribalive.com.

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Karen Master +1 (412) 297-8177, karen.master@sap.com, EST

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