There are quite a few special days North Americans observe during the month of May – some serious and others that are kind of silly and fun.


American Bike Month

Asparagus Month

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

National Egg Month

National Hamburger Month

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Teacher Appreciation Week: 1st Week In May

National Pet Week: 2nd Week In May


Clearly May is shaping up to be busy.  So as you prepare to potentially celebrate any number of the events above -- don't forget to schedule and mark your calendars with the multitude of Ariba Customer Success events below.  Log in to the Customer Success Group on Ariba Exchange to register for these exciting events.



Customer Success Lunch and Learns


Spend Visibility:  Requesting Enrichment Changes:  Tues., June 7, 2011 @ 11:30 am EST

Please join the Customer  Success Team and Ryan Sammel, Ariba Solution Consultant, as we present the  on-line data enrichment capabilities within your Ariba Spend Visibility  solution. With the Ariba Spend Visibility package, your data is enriched by  Ariba Data enrichment to improve commodity and supplier classifications,  including more detailed classification of commodities and services using the  UNSPSC or another taxonomy.

If your company has enabled enrichment change requests and you are authorized to create them, you  can submit requests from the report pivot table to change how your company’s  data is classified. For example, you might know the exact commodity purchased  from a particular supplier while the data on the Invoice/Purchase Order does not  support that classification.   You can  submit a request to have the   classification corrected, and once the request is approved, see the  change reflected in the reports.


Customer Success Spotlight Call

****Change of Customer****

JM Family Enterprises


Striving to be the premier provider of quality products and services, through mutually rewarding relationships with their customers, associates, business partners and the community.


SIGN UP TODAY:   May 18th at 1:00 PM EDT

Host:  Todd Kimpton, AVP, Corporate Procurement

Number of Employees: 3,800

Revenue: $8.4 Billion

Industry: Retail, Automobiles and other motor vehicles

Ariba Solutions: OnD Contract Management, OnD Sourcing

Background/Interesting Facts:

  • Sourcing- 12 users, about 100 events a year
  • Contracts -about 15 users, 3,000-5,000 loaded with      about 600-700 additional contracts a year, use as a repository
  • Migrated from Procuri in the beginning of 2010,      very smooth  transition
  • Why Ariba?
    • User friendly
    • More intuitive
    • More functionality
    • From a process flow       perspective, extremely customizable

These calls are for all Ariba customers and are interactive, informative and a great way to network with other customers for Best Practice sharing, problem solving, etc.


To register for this call, please contact your Customer Success Manager.  They will send you the dial in details and discuss any topics or questions that you would like to bring up on the call.


Beverly Dunn is a Customer Success  Manager with Ariba. All customers are invited to join the private Customer Success group on Ariba Exchange, where you can access the Customer Success  Spotlights, Lunch 'n Learn Webinar calendar and replays, and the Ariba  Knowledge Nuggets.