Ariba LIVE 2013: Business Gets Social

Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:30am EDT

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Premier global event series designed to help companies plug into Networked
Economy and drive better commerce kicks off May 6
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Every consumer has a unique digital profile that identifies and connects them to
the people and services they need to run their daily lives. Businesses have a
similar fingerprint that links them with their customers, suppliers and other
partners. It`s called a Commerce Graph. And on May 6, leading companies will
gather at Ariba LIVE 2013 to figure out how they can use it to make their mark.
Hosted by Ariba, an SAP company and the world`s business commerce network, Ariba
LIVE 2013 is the business commerce event series of the year, designed to help
companies plug into the Networked Economy and drive better commerce. It all gets
started at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
before continuing on to Berlin for a second forum to be held June 3-5.
Registration for both events is open today at:

"In today`s global and networked economy, companies have to connect with an
expanded and complex web of partners that they rely on to do business - from
customers and suppliers to banks and employees. And they need to coordinate
processes across these connections and their entire enterprise to ensure that
they can maximize sales, hold down costs, and optimize cash flow," said Tim
Minahan, Senior Vice President of Network Strategy and CMO, Ariba. "In short,
they need to understand and manage their Commerce Graph. Ariba LIVE 2013 is a
unique series of events designed to help them do just this by providing insights
and practical, actionable information they can use to turn relationships with
customers and suppliers into an efficient and insightful process and commerce
into a competitive weapon." 

Getting Social

Networks are transforming business as dramatically as assembly lines did 150
years ago. And companies of all sizes, across industries and geographies are
plugging into them to drive game-changing improvements in productivity and
profits. An all-star cast of speakers are set to share their experiences in
leveraging business networks to create advantage for their organizations at
Ariba LIVE 2013 Washington, D.C., including executives from:

* The American Red Cross 
* UPS 
* JetBlue Airways 
* Commonwealth Bank of Australia 
* John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
* Grainger 
* MSC Industrial Supply Co. 
* Rock Tenn 
* Grupo Posadas 
* Sonoco 
* Flint Hills Resources 
* SHI International Corp. 
* Teleflora

The event will also feature interactive breakout sessions and informal forums
through which attendees can gain a better understanding of how they can buy,
sell and manage cash more efficiently and effectively and connect with their
peers to share best practices. 

"It`s no longer just what you know, but who you know and how you connect with
them that drives success," Minahan adds. "If you want to give your business a
leg up, Ariba LIVE 2013 is the place to be." 

To reserve your place today for this can`t-miss event, visit:

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 web-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:

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 more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously,
and grow sustainably. For more information, visit 

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