Ariba Levels Playing Field with Free Sourcing Solution

Faster, smarter sourcing decisions and the savings and efficiencies that come with them are no longer the exclusive domain of large corporations. Ariba, a provider of collaborative business commerce solutions, is now offering Ariba StartSourcing at no cost. Delivered on-demand in the Ariba Commerce Cloud, Ariba StartSourcing is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) 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.

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.

“E-sourcing has been shown to be one of the most effective tools to drive costs out and improve operating efficiencies. By offering their solution for free, Ariba is providing smaller enterprises with great access to one of the most proven and effective tools in the industry,” said Andrew Bartolini, managing partner and chief research officer (CRO), Ardent Partners.


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