GRA teams with Ariba

February 14, 2011

Leading specialist supply chain consulting firm, GRA, today announced that it is teaming withAriba, Inc., the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions to provide a complete suite of supply chain and procurement software solutions and professionalconsulting services across Australia.

“Building on our existing success in supply chain and inventory optimisation, we’re looking forward to working with Ariba to help our customers deliver market-leading results with evengreater strength in the procurement field,” said GRA Partner, Carter McNabb.

“Focusing on the procurement and spend management elements of the supply chain can deliver significant EBIT improvement. Ariba’s market-leading sourcing and procurement solutions complement GRA’s existing inventory optimisation and supply chain consulting expertise,” said McNabb.

Used by more than 340,000 companies aroundthe world, Ariba's solutions combine industry-leading software as a service (SaaS) commerce technology with the world's largest web-based global trading community and expert capabilities and services to help companies buy, sell and manage cash more efficiently and effectively. Delivered as a cloud-based service, the solutions can be easily accessed and quickly help companies gain control of costs, minimise risk and optimise performance and profits.

“Reducing costs, increasing profits and improving competitive advantage are among the mostpressing initiatives for companies of all sizes, across industries and geographies,” said James McParlane, General Manager, Ariba Australia and New Zealand. “In teaming with a leading firmlike GRA, we are opening yet another channel through which we can provide companies with thetechnology, capabilities and communities they need to achieve these goals.”