It's the New Year!!! Sure, the big December blockbuster holidays are over. But, January has no shortage of happenin’ events to brighten up those cold winter days. While you are stuck indoors and have a little time on your hands, explore some of our past recorded Lunch n’ Learns or Ariba Knowledge Nuggets.

 

Speaking of Lunch n’ Learns – register now on the Customer Success page to attend next week’s LnL on:

 

Identifying Savings Opportunities

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

12:00 pm EST

 

The Ariba Spend Visibility Solution can greatly improve your ability to identify, quantify, and prioritize sourcing opportunities that drive planned savings. However, the overall impact (i.e. value of the savings) is creating an actionable source plan based on truly understanding your spend patterns (categories, suppliers, and organizations). Finding ‘quick hit’ opportunities is a great way to speed your ROI and simultaneously gain organization buy-in and excitement. But what happens when these “quick hit” opportunities have been exhausted. Please join the Customer Success Team and Kelly Watson, Senior Solution Consultant, for an interactive session as we explore the Spend Visibility Solution to identify additional opportunities beyond the low hanging fruit.

 

January Events:

13 Friday the 13th

17 Customer Success- Lunch and Learn

16 Martin Luther King's Birthday - observed on 16th this year.

23 Chinese New Year’s it’s the Year 4710!

25 Opposite Day – if you usually say no, now is the time to say yes…expect a call from Ariba

 

Among other things, January is:

National Oatmeal, Hot Tea and Soup Month – how could it get any better than that – makes you want to stay in your PJ’s.

National Bath Safety Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month

 

For most of us, I am sure we will just spend January trying to get organized and keep true to our resolutions.   At Ariba our 2012 resolutions are to help you Buy Better, Sell Faster and Manage Cash more effectively – reach out to your account manager and let’s get a plan together to do just that!