SAP Ariba Live Las Vegas is right around the corner — and this year, it’s taking place from March 5-7 at the one and only Caesars Palace.  I always look forward to SAP Ariba Live because of the great speakers, the customer stories, and the networking opportunities — not to mention the legendary parties!

From interactive workshops to presentations by SAP Ariba solution experts, 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!)

DocuSign for SAP Ariba solves these problems in three key ways:

Simplified Processes

DocuSign for SAP Ariba allows users to send documents 100% digitally from directly within their Ariba contract workspace. The contracts are automatically returned to the same workplace for seamless, end-to-end electronic contracting processes.

Reduced Costs

Printing, faxing, scanning, overnighting: DocuSign for SAP Ariba eliminates them all. A digital transformation doesn’t just allow your business to operate with unprecedented efficiency — it also dramatically reduces the costs associated with traditional paper processes.

Faster Contract Execution

DocuSign for SAP Ariba  makes it easy, fast, and secure to get documents routed, signed, and returned online in minutes — anytime, anywhere, on any device.

SAP Signature Management

We’re proud to be 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.

Come Say Hi at Booth #411!

If you’re looking to propel your business forward into the digital age, be sure to swing by the DocuSign booth. We’ll be at #411 the entire conference demoing our solution, answering questions, and revealing how to improve your procurement processes.

SAP Ariba Live: My 3 Favorite Activities

  • 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. The legendary SAP Ariba Live after-hours soiree will return this year bigger and better than ever before, and kick off at 8PM at Omnia Nightclub.

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.

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

See you at SAP Ariba Live!