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SAP and Amazon Business announce new partnership

Thursday 30th September, 2021

SAP has announced it is partnering with Amazon Business to enable employees to tap into hundreds of millions of items on Amazon Business directly from within SAP® Ariba® solutions and assist with compliance with corporate purchasing policies.

With this partnership and technology integration, Amazon Business becomes a source of supply for Spot Buy, a capability within SAP Ariba solutions for users to purchase items from trusted suppliers. Integrating Amazon Business into the guided buying capability within the SAP Ariba solution experience helps simplify the purchase of general business goods while providing users with hundreds of millions of new items.

“Partnering with Amazon Business is a bold step aligned with our strategy to make SAP Business Network more open so that users can more easily and compliantly buy the goods required to do their work and keep their businesses running,” said Tony Harris, global vice president, Business Network solutions, SAP. “Customers want choices, and SAP is continually evaluating and onboarding new content sources for our Spot Buy capability to provide the most value to them.”

This new integration will utilise a real-time search API so users of guided buying can search for items and receive results from Amazon Business, along with other online stores, e-commerce providers and direct sellers, directly within the SAP Ariba solution. Amazon Business items selected for checkout will be transferred to the shopping cart for automatic processing within the SAP Ariba solution.

“We’re excited to be working with SAP,” said Alexandre Gagnon, vice president worldwide at Amazon Business. “Making online procurement easier for customers of all sizes and industries is among our top priorities and one we share with SAP.”

SAP plans to roll out the integration to customers globally, starting with early adopters in the United States later this year.

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