Faster, smarter sourcing decisions and the savings and efficiencies are no longer the exclusive domain of large corporations. The number of suppliers on your network is a key differentiator between the Supply Chain platforms.
An important initiative in this battle is Ariba Inc.’s announcement today that Ariba® StartSourcing™ is now available at no cost for SMEs. Delivered via the on-demand Ariba Commerce Cloud, Ariba StartSourcing is a unique offering designed to help small and medium enterprises boost their performance and profits by more efficiently and effectively locating trading partners and negotiating for the goods and services needed to fuel their operations.
Sourcing in the Cloud
With the click of a button, mid-market companies can access Ariba StartSourcing and tap into everything needed to structure and execute sourcing events that increase savings, shore up supply, and improve performance through an easy-to-use interface at no cost, including tools for:
- RFX creation and management
- auctions, competitive bidding and timing
- communications and messaging
- sourcing reporting
- global and multi-lingual capabilities
- web-based buyer and supplier training and online tutorials
They can also access Ariba Discovery, a next-generation business matching service through which buyers can quickly identify and qualify trading partners from a global community of over 700,000 selling organizations, and sellers can access new business opportunities with Global 2000 buyers in active purchasing cycles.
Ariba StartSourcing is available at no-cost today from their web-site.
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