SAP Ariba Expands Into Middle East With New Data Centers for Its Cloud-based Solutions

SAP Ariba has launched new data centers co-located with SAP in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. On the SAP Ariba Network, buyers can manage their entire purchasing process and build a “healthy” supply chain. These new data center locations for SAP Ariba in the Middle East implies that SAP Ariba’s procurement applications can now be accessed locally.

SAP Ariba offers a comprehensive range of cloud-based solutions that companies can use to manage their entire source-to-settle process “with greater speed, efficiency and intelligence.” Buyers, for example, can automate everything from sourcing and orders to invoices and payments, while controlling spending and finding new sources of savings. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and scale their relationships, “simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control.”

More than 3.4 million companies – including more than 104,000 in the Middle East and North Africa – would use SAP Ariba’s solutions to connect and collaborate around more than $2.1 trillion in commerce on an annual basis.

Examples of these companies in the Middle East include:

  • Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG) – one of the top four companies in the Arab world according to Forbes Middle East, which replaced several point applications with SAP Ariba’s single, integrated platform which it is using alongside its SAP ERP system to drive a more transparent and collaborative sourcing process.
  • Gulf News – a top-ranked newspaper in UAE, that is leveraging SAP Ariba’s cloud-based sourcing solutions and business network to discover, connect and more efficiently transact with its global suppliers and improve its bottom line.
  • Emdadat – which has built a digital marketplace through which medical providers and suppliers can connect and collaborate across the entire procurement process to increase their efficiency and improve the quality of healthcare across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia using SAP Ariba as the foundation.