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More Than 1,100 Deployments of Procurement Solutions From SAP in 2020 Help Companies Transform Spend Management and Drive Sustainable Business

SAP SE today said that Home Shopping Europe GmbH, German specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG, global phosphate company Prayon and Swiss Federal Railways were among the nearly 300 deployments of SAP® Ariba® and SAP Fieldglass® solutions successfully completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, driving full-year 2020 implementations to more than 1,100.

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With proven solutions that increase efficiency, control, compliance and cost savings, SAP is helping many of the world’s most well-known brands transform and reinvent spend management to help shape and realize business goals.

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During the fourth quarter of 2020, companies across the globe continued to roll out new solutions and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. These include the following:

1. DeLaval, a Swedish leader in dairy farming equipment, implemented the SAP Ariba Buying solution with guided buying capability to help streamline its purchasing process across the organization.

2. Home Shopping Europe GmbH (HSE) is a leading omnichannel retailer in Europe with three TV channels (HSE, HSE Extra and HSE Trend) reaching around 45 million households in GermanyAustria and Switzerland. The company implemented the SAP Fieldglass Contingent Workforce Management and SAP Fieldglass Services Procurement applications for visibility into its external workforce. Automating the processes of sourcing, hiring and managing external workers enables HSE to comply with legal regulations while enhancing efficiency and user experience.

3. Prayon, a Belgian global phosphate company, went live with the SAP Ariba Catalog solution as part of its digital transformation program to help increase compliance, improve spend visibility and control, and provide a superior user experience procuring indirect goods and services.

4. Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), the national railway company of Switzerland, went live with the first phase of its implementation of SAP Ariba solutions for strategic sourcing as outlined in its digitalization strategy necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leveraging standard integration between SAP Ariba solutions and its SAP ERP solution will help SBB achieve its strategic vision for a standardized, harmonized procurement process with over 15,000 suppliers and more than 5,000 contracts under management.

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