CSC Transforms Supply Chain through Ariba

  CSC Transforms Supply Chain through Ariba

     Leading provider of technology-enabled business solutions leverages
   cloud-based applications and business network to improve performance and

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 26, 2013

Ariba, an SAP Company and the world’s business commerce network, today
announced that as part of a sweeping initiative aimed at streamlining key
business processes, CSC will tap into the Ariba^® Network and leverage a
number of the cloud-based applications delivered on it to streamline and
enhance its procurement process.

“Over the past five decades, technology has radically changed the world we
live in,” said Mike Shove, Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Demand
Management, CSC. “We have remained at the forefront of our business because we
have understood how to use technology change and innovation to deliver value
to our clients. By applying this same discipline to our own supply chain – and
doing it in the cloud – we can quickly drive improvements across our business
that enhance our performance and, ultimately, the results that we help our
clients to achieve.”

Among the Ariba applications that CSC will use to achieve its objectives:
Ariba Sourcing On-Demand^™, Ariba Procure-to-Pay^™, Ariba Contract
Management^™ and Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management^™

With Ariba Sourcing, CSC can create a standard, best-in-class procurement
process. Using Ariba Procure-To-Pay it can control and monitor this process
and drive immediate process efficiencies and cost savings. With Ariba Contract
Management, the company can connect directly with customers when creating,
negotiating, executing, and managing the ongoing administration of contracts
and drive greater efficiency, lower administrative costs, and improved
relationships that result in higher-value agreements. And through Ariba
Supplier Information and Performance Management, CSC can more efficiently
discover, connect and collaborate with key trading partners, monitor and drive
their performance and assess compliance and manage risk on an ongoing basis.

CSC will integrate these solutions with its SAP system, to increase its
efficiencies and savings and maximize its investments. Integration is fast and
easy for SAP customers like CSC thanks to the open nature of the Ariba Network
and rapid deployment solutions that allow for:

  *Product catalog integration between customers running SAP® Business Suite,
    including logistics materials management and supplier relationship
    management, and the Ariba Network, based on SAP NetWeaver® Process
    Orchestration software
  *Purchase order and invoice automation for automated exchange of documents
    in the procure-to-pay and order-to-cash processes

“Fueled by mega-shifts in how technology is accessed and delivered, companies
are unleashing a new model for operating that is helping to improve their
productivity, profits and ultimately, their advantage in an ultra-competitive
marketplace,” said Tim Minahan, Senior Vice President, Network Strategy,
Ariba. “In leveraging Ariba’s cloud-based applications and network, CSC can
execute its procurement processes in a more collaborative and informed way
that drives long-term, sustainable growth across its business and that of its

To learn more about Ariba’s solutions and the value they can deliver to your
organization, visit:

About Ariba, an SAP Company
Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines
industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based
trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global
network of partners. Using the Ariba^® Network, businesses of all sizes can
connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application
or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively
than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba ^ Network to
simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.
Join them at:

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continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit


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