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Daniela Howell

Daniela Howell is Director of Ariba Managed Support at CCP Global, Inc., a top provider of SAP Ariba consulting services. She has broad experience as a consulting professional with a demonstrated history of working with business process and technology implementations in a variety of industries. With over 20 years of SAP and Supply Chain experience, she brings diverse solutions to CCP's clients.

Ariba Quarterly Updates
November 16, 2022

SAP Ariba 2022 Q4 Release: Best Downstream Features

The SAP Ariba 2022 Q4 Release on 11-11-22 included 89 new features. One of the top picks is also a top pick in our Best Upstream Features of the Q4 Release blog: the enhanced Icertis/SAP integration of their contracts modules. Most of the focus has been on the impact on upstream modules, but there are a lot of benefits for downstream as well. These are the downstream features that our consultants think will be the most useful to most users from the Ariba 2022 Q3 release.
Ariba Quarterly Updates
August 29, 2022

SAP Ariba 2022 Q3 Release: Best Downstream Features

The focus on this particular release seems to be communication and efficiency. Many of the updates allow buyers and suppliers to be able to track their own orders, confirmations or invoices, so when they have questions they don’t have to call, email, message, text or otherwise engage Procurement, AP or an admin, which frees up those employees for more value-added tasks. These are the downstream features that our consultants think will be the most useful to most users from the Ariba 2022 Q3 release.
Ariba Change Management
January 26, 2022

Change Management for SAP Ariba Success: Transformation

The buzzword “transformation” is everywhere. Procurement Transformation. Supply Chain Transformation. Finance Transformation. P2P Transformation. That’s because implementing an automated procurement system like SAP Ariba is a big change. As we discussed in the previous articles in this series there are four main pillars to leading a team to embrace the changes that SAP Ariba represents They are Leadership Advocacy, Communication, Alignment of Roles and Processes, and Training. Properly implementing these strategies can make that big change a true transformation.
Ariba Change Management
January 4, 2022

Change Management for SAP Ariba Success: Alignment of Roles and Processes

Switching from a manual procurement process or more antiquated system to SAP Ariba involves big, long-term changes. Because Ariba automates procurement, meaning you need fewer workers performing manual tasks, one of those changes often involves staff reductions or reassignments. That means tough decisions must be made. In this article we focus on how to plan for those staff reassignments and possible reductions in a way that’s fair, effective, and targeted, with as little disruption as possible.
Ariba Managed Support (AMS)
November 4, 2021

Ariba Network for Suppliers: FAQ

Are you a supplier that has recently been asked by your customer to start transacting business through the Ariba Network? If so, you’re not alone. In the past month or so CCP Global has received several emails from suppliers who have been asked to integrate on the Ariba Network and have no idea where to start. Some aren’t even sure what the Ariba Network is or why supplier integration is important. Here is what you need to know.

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