Wow -- what a way to kick off the 2012 Lunch 'n Learn series.  Today, Kelly Watson, Sr. Solution Consultant for Ariba, walked us through how to get past just the low hanging fruit.  There were a lot of great questions…and good interaction.  There's a lot you want to know about your company's buying practices — like who's buying what, from whom, and for how much. You're getting only part of the picture if you rely on tools like Excel and disparate data warehouses to organize information, as many companies do. With such a limited spend analysis, you could be leaving money on the table, and exposing your company to greater supply risk. 

 

Visibility extracts your data from wherever it lives, classifies it for easy analysis, and enriches it with valuable market and business intelligence. You have access to supplier pricing, savings, and performance benchmarks to augment your data for comprehensive analysis. 

Armed with complete visibility, you can bring more spend under management, minimize risk, and drive compliance. Quickly identifying savings opportunities and making better, more strategic sourcing decisions, you'll strengthen your edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace. 

 

Be sure to join the Customer Success group to get the replay of today's Lunch 'n Learn.

 

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