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Nov 8, 2017

SAP Ariba is rethinking how work gets done in this new, digital economy. It is more critical than ever that your business adapts. How you manage your supply chain – your supplier relationships, your transactions, the business you need to do with your suppliers – is no exception.

SAP Ariba unifies the entire procurement process so companies can spend more time focusing on what matters most, including ensuring that they are operating ethically and sustainably, eliminating any areas of risk that might impact their business and ability to connect with customers.

They’ve created a tool called SAP Ariba Supplier Risk that’s specifically designed to help companies monitor for any areas of risk in their supply chains. I felt compelled to find out if this approach really can transform the world of procurement and the importance of being a purpose-driven company so I invited Alex Atzberger, president at SAP Ariba onto the podcast. 

Importance of Being a Purpose-Driven Company

  • Customers today have more choices than ever and are increasingly choosing the partner with those companies that share in the same mission and values as they do. Alex is committed to not only leading SAP Ariba with purpose, but also helping its customers lead purpose driven companies as well.
  • 87% of global consumers believe business should place ‘equal weight’ on society’s interests and their own business goals. (Edelman Good Purpose Survey, 2012)
  • 94% of CEOs say that their company is ‘increasingly held responsible not only for our own actions, but also for the actions of others in our value chain’. (Corporate Philanthropy CEO Conference 2010)
  • Meaningful brands outperform the stock market by 120 percent.

Alex Atzberger is responsible for the strategy, operations, go-to-market, ecosystem, and product and innovation functions of the world’s largest business commerce network.