How can the telco gain visibility into its expenditure?
BT has selected Ariba’s on-demand spend management systems as the platform to streamline procurement and generate savings.
Neil Rogers, CPO at BT, said: We’re transforming our networks, systems and services for the 21st Century, while pursuing profitable growth to deliver value both to our customers and shareholders. Ariba’s solutions don’t just provide us with technology to automate our purchasing process. They blend in category expertise and best practices that enable us to understand our spend and develop strategies to effectively control it.
BT will deploy Ariba Sourcing On-Demand globally to gain visibility into its spend across categories, identify opportunities for savings and drive them to the bottom line. The company will also tap Ariba’s category expertise and services to implement and drive adoption of best-practice procurement processes.
Mike Arenth, general manager for EMEA at Ariba, said: When it comes to lowering costs and raising the bottom line, there is nothing faster or more efficient at delivering than spend management. BT has started on the path and enabled people, processes and technology that will allow it to quickly move towards its goal of driving cost efficiencies throughout its business.”
Ariba’s spend management is also used by British Airways, BP, RBS, Iberia Airlines, Heinz, HSBC Electrolux, Axa, BMW, Nestle, Royal Mail, Telefonica, Unilever, Vodafone, British Sky Broadcasting, GlaxoSmithKline and Heineken.