June – See what the BUZZ is about.


The cicadas are back after 13 years, and although they don’t cause any real harm —except perhaps to some younger trees and the stomachs of pets who will eat them like popcorn — they’ll be getting on the nerves of most Tennesseans (me, in particular).


When I talk about the buzz, though, I mean more than just bugs!  Don’t forget June is also:


Candy Month

Dairy Month

Perennial Gardening Month

Turkey Lover's Month

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

Papaya Month

Iced Tea Month

Spend Management Month –oh wait, that is EVERY MONTH!


Customer Success has a great month of events planned.  Be sure to log into Exchange/Customer Success and register for the following events:


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


Sorry you missed this great session.  With about 50 customers attending, it was a very informative and interactive session.  But don't worry -- recorded replays are available for download on the Customer Success Page here on Exchange.  Stop by to see what you missed and while you are there, register for next month's session:


Wed., July 27, 2011

12:00 pm EDT

Register Today!!!

Sourcing Pro:  Updating The Supplier Profile Questionnaire information through an RFx




June 20, 24 & 28 @ 11:00 EDT  Supplier Enablement Automation Training

(Register in the Day in the Life Section)


Please join Andy Wolff of the Supplier Liaison team as he takes Buyers through Automating the Supplier Enablement Process.




Wed., June 22, 2011 @ 1:00 pm EDT  Customer Success Spotlight Reference Call:  Ohio State  University Medical  Center


Please join the Customer Success team and Karen Sherril, Ariba Excellence Award Winner 2011, as she takes us through her experiences and challenges, highlighting lessons learned, successes, and partnership building with Ariba.


“With the old system, we may have had around 5,000 suppliers. Ariba Discovery creates competition by making new suppliers aware of our bid opportunities.”   


“Before, we would have to manually track changes to contract terms and conditions, but Ariba allows us to red-line back and forth to a supplier to keep track of who made what changes and when.”



Be sure to look in the documents section on the Customer Success group for the latest on all the Ariba LIVE 2011 presentations from both the Nashville and London/France events…located in one place is a wealth of customer stories about successes, challenges.  Aren't a member of our group...it only takes a minute.  Log on and request to join -- if you are a customer, we want you in our group!



Beverly Dunn