This year I’ll be attending SAP Ariba Live for the third time. I always look forward to going back because of the great speakers, the customer stories, and the networking opportunities — not to mention the fun parties!

From 128 unique breakout sessions to a keynote with SAP Ariba President Alexander Atzberger and SAP CEO Bill McDermott, this year’s conference will be filled with insight on how to unlock opportunities to propel your business forward in the digital age.

The SAP Ariba & DocuSign Connection

For those of you who may not know, our very own Chairman Keith Krach was the founder and former CEO of Ariba prior to its acquisition by SAP. However, this is not the only thing we have in common: Both SAP Ariba and DocuSign are committed to helping customers achieve success through digital transformation.   

In today’s world, a partial digital transformation simply isn’t enough: Many companies invest large amounts of resources developing systems, only to get stuck during the last phase of the process when people still need to print, sign, scan and send back documents. (Or even worse send it through snail-mail!)

This is why SAP partnered with DocuSign to provide its customers with the best solution to run a business digitally end-to-end. DocuSign is proudly part of the SAP Solution Extension program under the name SAP Signature Management by DocuSign.

From Procurement to HR and more, companies can simplify their processes, reduce costs, execute contracts faster and reduce risk while increasing compliance, all directly from within SAP Ariba Contract Management and more.

SAP Ariba Live: The 3 Activities I’m Looking Forward to the Most

  • Keynotes and product sessions: I can’t wait to hear what are the innovations SAP Ariba has in stock to connect buyers and suppliers on their network and continue building the future of procurement.
  • Meeting new people: From existing or prospective customers to SAP Ariba employees, I love when someone comes to us and says “I love DocuSign!”. I love it even more when someone hasn’t met us before, and afterwards realize the amazing value that our Digital Transaction Management solution has to offer to them.
  • After-hours party: The SAP Ariba folks know how to party! This year I heard there’s the B-Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, so I will most certainly be checking that out.

Lastly, if you’re looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat, my favorites nearby are Picasso at the Bellagio for French and Spanish-inspired cuisine, and Scarpetta for Italian at the Cosmopolitan. Or, if you’re looking for the celebrity chef experience, you can always run across the street and order the famous Beef Wellington at Gordon Ramsay’s Steak at Paris Las Vegas.

Come say hi at the DocuSign Booth

Want to propel your business forward into the digital age? Swing by the DocuSign: We’ll be demoing our solution, answering questions, and revealing how to improve your procurement processes.

You can learn more about SAP Ariba Live here and can find me on Twitter @nunosanches.

See you at SAP Ariba Live!