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As Darwin famously pointed out, thriving in a constantly changing world depends on your ability to adapt and evolve. And we’re here to help you do it, introducing updates and innovations that give you the agility and resources you need to succeed in today’s fast-morphing marketplace. Read on for highlights on recent developments that will make things better for your business.

 

Ariba is now SAP Ariba

 

What’s in a name? As it turns out, quite a lot! At the beginning of this year, Ariba became SAP Ariba. More than just a moniker makeover, our new name is part of an exciting rebranding initiative designed to create a more unified customer experience, convey our integral role in SAP’s end-to-end portfolio for the digital economy, and most importantly, drive greater value for your business.

Along with our name change, we have a new logo that joins two parallel symbols into a single, integrated whole. This not only reflects the distinct yet interconnected roles of suppliers and buyers, but also the unique intersection SAP Ariba creates between them—bringing trading partners together through the Ariba® Network to collaborate and transact faster and better than ever. In keeping with this theme, we’re also rolling out a newly unified look and feel across all our communications to combine the best elements of the SAP and Ariba brands.

In the coming months, you can expect to see these changes everywhere throughout the SAP Ariba community. Check out this video to learn more about the transformation and what it means for you.

 

 

 

 

Ariba® Supplier mobile app lets you work anywhere, anytime

 

Not so long ago, the majority of business activities occurred in the workplace—because people needed the resources in their office or plant to get their jobs done. Nowadays, that’s all changed. Customers expect answers at all hours of the day and night, which means you need the agility to respond no matter where or when requests arrive. And the new Ariba® Supplier mobile app can help you do it.

 

By providing secure, on-the-go access to your Ariba® Network account, the new app makes it easy to manage transactions, find information, and collaborate with customers directly from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. So whether you’re boarding a plane, watching your kids, or heading into a meeting, you can get answers and take action to keep your business moving ahead.

 

The Ariba Supplier mobile app lets you use your phone or tablet to:

 

  • Get 24x7 visibility into order and invoice details, transaction activity, and historical information
  • Confirm purchase orders quickly so customers know you’ve received them
  • Configure push alerts and notifications on documents and statuses you want to track
  • Use search capabilities to find specific orders and invoices
  • Pin key orders and invoices onto your Ariba browser application for fast follow-up later on
  • Read and comment on articles and content in the Ariba® Exchange User Community

 

The app is available in 21 different languages and works on a wide range of devices, with support for iOS version 7.x and later as well as Android version 4.4.x and later.Ready to get started, or curious to learn more? Go to the Ariba Supplier mobile app web page to download the app (or grab it from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and review the FAQs and quick start guide.

 

 

Visual renewal: Ariba Network for Suppliers gets a new look

 

If you’ve logged into your Ariba Network account recently, you may have noticed a button at the top of the page that says “Try new design” next to a note on our new and improved look. What’s it all about? Simply this: we’re updating and streamlining the user interface to enhance your Ariba Network experience, and the new design is an important first step in the process.Not sure about making the change? No worries—you’ll have time to get used to it, since you can switch back and forth between the new design and the classic one by clicking the toggle option provided. This gives you a convenient way to compare the two and explore the new experience at your own pace. (Note that the toggle option will eventually be removed, so by taking the plunge now you’ll be ready when the new design becomes permanent.)A quick five-step tour highlights what’s what on the dashboard, which has been redesigned to help you manage tasks faster with fewer clicks. Features include:

 

  • Customizable action tiles that make it easy to stay on top of pending activities, take actions based on document type and status, and follow up on items pinned from your mobile device
  • A new search bar that lets you find documents from specific customers
  • Simple solution navigation that gives you one-click access to the network’s leads, proposals, contracts, and order and invoice applications
  • Handy charts that illustrate your transaction data, including orders by volume, orders by amount, and outstanding invoices

 

And that’s just the beginning. You can learn more about the improvements by reviewing the quick reference guide and watching this overview video. Once you’ve tried out the new design, please tell us what you think—you can provide feedback via the pop-up that appears when you switch back to classic mode.

 

Additional navigation and functionality enhancements are in the works, so keep your eyes peeled for new announcements in the months ahead!