OREANDA-NEWS. Tele2, an alternative operator, and SAP, a leader in enterprise applications SAP CIS, have signed an agreement on strategic partnership at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Cooperation between the two companies implies introduction of a special procurement management system Ariba at Tele2.

The document has been signed by Tele2 CEO Sergey Emdin and SAP CIS CEO Pavel Gontarev. Thanks to SAP Ariba the operator is planning to computerize its procurement procedures and optimize business processes.

The reason for choosing SAP Ariba is an opportunity to implement entire procurement cycle from an emerging request up to the need to process first documents and arrange payments. Thanks to SAP the operator will be able to computerize the planning and implementation of all procurement procedures. The system will support online applications filed by suppliers, speed up evaluation of their proposals, approval and choice of a final contractor. This procedure will be fully integrated with SAP ERP earlier launched at Tele2 and suppliers’ accountant systems via AribaNetwork.

Besides, Ariba will help Tele2 support the entire process for finalizing agreements, including their vault, library of templates, approval of documents by vendors as well as processing the final agreement based on the winner’s proposal.

Sergey Emdin, CEO at Tele2:

“By being the only discounter on a Russian market of mobile services, Tele2 is paying special attention to efficiency of business processes and cost control. Taking into account rapid growth of networks and increase in subscriber base we are looking for modern solutions which will allow the company to optimize expenses. Thus, a launch of this system will let Tele2 cut up to 1.5 mn dollars in 2017. We are sure that SAP Ariba will contribute to solving ambitious tasks faced by our business.”

Pavel Goncharov, CEO at SAP CIS:

“Telecommunications market is highly competitive so efficiency of business processes, their expediency and the company’s growth are crucial to us. We are glad that our software solution most closely met the customer’s requirements in all aspects and will support the company’s development.”