Case Study -- Clariant

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Business & Mgmt

Published on March 12, 2014

Author: Ariba



Learn more about Clariant's success story at Ariba LIVE 2014 in Rome:

• Extended value of ERP investments by enabling purchasing of all goods and services through existing SAP SRM system • Increased order accuracy and reduced non-catalog orders • Increased efficiencies allowed Procurement to focus on higher value-add activities • Improved collaboration both internally (purchasing/finance) and externally (with suppliers) • Ariba invoicing business rules dramatically reduced AP exceptions Company Clariant Profile International Specialty Chemical Company Ariba Solutions Ariba Procurement Content Ariba PO Automation Ariba Invoice Automation Ariba Network Challenges Solutions Results • Dispersed procurement organization, with operations in more than 70 countries • Struggled to maintain accurate catalogues in SAP with global supply base • Desire to forge more strategic and collaborative supplier relationships • Invoice cycle times not meeting internal SLA and payment schedules • AP department swamped with paper - described as the “roof was on fire” • Deployed Ariba Procurement Content™ to manage 300+ catalogues (1.5M SKUs) and enable a consumer-like shopping experience, seamlessly integrating to the existing SAP SRM system for order initiation • Deploying Ariba PO Automation ™ and Ariba Invoice Automation™ for a paperless order-to-receipt process • All countries in scope will be covered with one user-friendly and tax- compliant solution • Leveraging Ariba global services to enable catalogs and suppliers on the Ariba® Network Increased Inter-Enterprise Productivity and Extended SAP Investment Value “As a company committed to operating at the highest levels of efficiencies, Clariant is taking action to fuel an automated process through which we can improve our cost structure and performance.” Peter Beyeler, Global eProcurement & Automation Manager, Clariant “We recognized early on that the key to user adoption of any procurement system is providing an easy-to-use tool with current content. Ariba Procurement Content lets us deliver a simple and intuitive shopping experience so that we can drive more spend through our system, ensure compliance with our contracts, and realize greater savings.” Peter Beyeler, Global eProcurement & Automation Manager, Clariant © 2013 Ariba, Inc. All rights reserved.

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