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 Pre-Deployment Readiness
January 24, 2022

SAP Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness: Sourcing

SAP’s Activate methodology has five foundational phases: Prepare. Explore. Realize. Deploy. Run. We’d like to add one more that we call Phase Zero: Initiation. In part one of this Pre-Deployment Readiness series we discussed the prep work you can do before your deployment partners begin on day one. These actions can potentially prevent avoidable, costly project delays.
Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness
January 21, 2022

Are SAP Ariba Best Practices Best for You?

When one of our CCP Global consultants arrives on “Day One” to assess a new client's  current SAP Ariba environment, they often hear this, “We don’t want a deep dive into our current processes, we just want the Ariba Best Practices.” The idea of Best Practice infers a simple, uncomplicated SAP Ariba deployment, but the fact is that “best practices” are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, they’re a framework for defining where you are and where you need to go.
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.
Ariba Managed Support (AMS)
August 23, 2021

SAP Ariba Managed Support: 3 Ways it can Fail

Anyone who has every called customer support for their phone or cable company knows how frustrating it is for your support to be outsourced. At CCP Global we have a lot of AMS clients that have come to us after their original AMS partner didn’t work out. This is after they’d already put a lot of time and money into that support system, with less than positive results. Here are three tales from the trenches.

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