We'll be hosting a live presentation and Q&A of the session with leading Ariba buyer John Thompson from SunTrust Bank and strategic seller Robert Calvert from Hewlett-Packard. They’ll explain how they have successfully worked together to take their collaborative business commerce initiative to the next level—executing complex goods and services procurement.


As part of Ariba’s ongoing Business Commerce Expert Series, you’ll learn how they are collaborating on procurement of complex configurable goods, business process outsourcing spend, leases, and other categories often considered beyond the realm of trading partner collaboration initiatives.


This is a perfect event for those who:

  • Have stayed away from eCommerce because their company sells highly configurable or complex products and services
  • Consider online catalogs too difficult with the customization required for their products
  • The complexity of their offerings make automating purchase orders and invoices impossible


Specifically, you'll learn how to:


  • Drive collaboration by creating PunchOut catalog sites and custom configurations
  • Ensure compliance to complex services procurement contract terms
  • Gain executive buy-in on goals and objectives
  • Achieve implementation success with the right business commerce tools
  • Drive process efficiencies with a flexible and a strategically phased approach


Plus, you can get immediate answers to your questions during the webcast’s interactive Q&A segment.


To register, please go to: http://www.ariba.com/go/livewebcast



Here is a preview of the discussion:




The event details are below:



July 21, 2011



11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern


Featured Speakers:

Robert Calvert

B2B Integration Program Manager



John Thompson

Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing



Leah Knight

Product Marketing Director, Sales Acceleration Solutions



To register, please go to: http://www.ariba.com/go/livewebcast