PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 6, 2018--SAP Ariba today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. (Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites, Magnus Bergfors, Patrick M. Connaughton, et al., August 1, 2018). In May, SAP Ariba was also recognized in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites alongside SAP Fieldglass.

The Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites evaluated the strategic sourcing application suite solutions of 10 vendors. SAP Ariba was positioned in the Leaders quadrant based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“Sourcing professionals today are looking for simple, intelligent solutions that allow them to manage their spend in a connected and conscious way,” said Darren Koch, Chief Product Officer, SAP Ariba. “We are pleased to be recognized as a Leader in both the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites, as we feel it validates our holistic approach to spend management and our commitment to delivering innovations that make procurement work the way it should.”

SAP Ariba provides a modern digital platform that companies can use to manage all categories of spend – from direct materials and indirect goods and services to travel and expense and contingent labor – in a consumer-like, yet compliant manner from a single location. With SAP Ariba, buyers and suppliers can connect to the largest business network on the planet and collaborate across the entire source-to-settle process on everything from sourcing and orders to invoices and payments. They can also gain deep insights into their business that they can use to balance their costs with conscience and beyond saving money, make an impact on the world.

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Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites, Magnus Bergfors, Patrick Connaughton, Desere Edwards, William McNeill, Kaitlynn N. Sommers, 1 August 2018.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites, Desere Edwards, William McNeill, Magnus Bergfors, Patrick M. Connaughton, Kaitlynn N. Sommers, 29 May 2018.

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About SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 3.4 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where over $2.1 trillion in commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable approximately 404,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

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