West North West Homes leeds builds savings with Ariba

February 9, 2011  |  Uncategorized

 West North West Homes leeds builds savings with AribaFaced with rising costs, volatile currencies and continued economic instability, organizations around the world are stepping up their efforts to save money – and save it quickly. And innovative outfits like West North West Homes Leeds are leveraging the Ariba® Commerce Cloud to do it. Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions announced that West North West Homes Leeds (WNWhL), an Arms Length Management Organization (ALMO) that manages and maintains council housing stock on behalf of Leeds City Council in the United Kingdom, is successfully using its solutions to quickly lower its operating expenses and enhance its procurement capability. Within days of implementing Ariba Sourcing On-Demand™, WNWhL generated savings of more than 20 percent in a single event.

“West North West homes Leeds is continuously looking for ways to achieve value so that we can focus our resources on delivering our objective of ‘putting customers first’,” said Claire Warren, CEO, WNWhL. “In light of the current economic climate, in which public spending is under more pressure than it has been in generations, the use of modern procurement methods to achieve quick results is essential.”

A subscription-based solution designed to improve the complete sourcing lifecycle, Ariba Sourcing On-Demand combines industry-leading technologies embedded with vital market intelligence and the world’s largest trading network to help companies quickly discover, connect and do business with key partners around the globe.

Using the solution, WNWhL can quickly and easily structure and execute effective online markets for a wide range of goods and services, negotiate best-value agreements and drive compliance with them to ensure that all the business’s stakeholders are satisfied.

“The global economy may be improving, but companies can’t take their eye off the cost reduction ball. In order to drive growth and competitive advantage, they must continue to implement solutions and processes that allow them to optimize their performance and profits,” said Mike Arenth, General Manager EMEA, Ariba. “As WNWhL has found, Ariba’s cloud-based collaborative commerce solutions deliver everything needed to rapidly achieve these goals.”


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