Healthcare Adapts to New Normal with Ariba

Leading Companies to Discuss Use of Technology-Based Solutions and Processes to Control Costs, Minimize Risk and Improve Competitive Advantage at Ariba LIVE

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Supply market volatility. Capacity constraints. Global uncertainty. They’re the reality of doing business in the New Normal that all companies must deal with. Add to this calls for reform, regulatory uncertainty, competition from generic drugs, shrinking R&D pipelines and declining demand for elective procedures, and the reality becomes even more complex for healthcare concerns. On May 25, executives from top providers, producers, payers, and distributors will discuss these challenges and ways in which they can collaborate to overcome them during a Townhall Meeting at Ariba LIVE (, the premier conference for anyone engaged in buying, selling or managing cash, hosted by Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the leading spend management solutions provider.

“The future of healthcare has never been more uncertain,” said Mike Dunn, Director, Healthcare Accounts, Ariba. “From reform proposals and expiring patents to tight budgets and fewer resources, healthcare organizations face an unprecedented set of challenges that will require them to think and operate in different ways to overcome.”

During the Townhall Meeting at Ariba LIVE, leading companies across the healthcare industry will outline their challenges and explore ways in which they can leverage new solutions and processes to optimize their performance and enhance the results that they deliver.

“Change is the only thing that is certain in the New Normal,” Dunn continued. “Business needs and customer demands can change on a dime, and companies must be able to quickly and easily dial up the resources they need to meet them. Ariba’s solutions are uniquely designed to provide organizations with the support they need as they need it to do this.”

Delivered on-demand, Ariba’s solutions give companies everything that’s needed for agile business commerce, including:

  • Market-leading SaaS technology to optimize the complete commerce lifecycle – from source-to-settle and market-to-receipt
  • A web-based community to efficiently discover, connect and collaborate with a global network of trading partners
  • Capabilities to augment internal resources and skills with always-on expertise and commerce services

Many healthcare companies are already leveraging Ariba’s solutions to adapt to the New Normal, including: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Genzyme Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Health Care Service Corporation, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Janssen Pharmaceutica & Research Foundation, Medtronic, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., MetLife, Inc., Novartis AG, Pfizer Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough Corporation and West Penn Allegheny Health System, among others. They join 94 of the Fortune 100 and more than 295,000 other companies who rely on Ariba to control costs, minimize risks, improve profits and optimize cash flow and operations.

To learn more about Ariba’s offerings and the value they can deliver for your organization, visit For additional details on the Ariba LIVE Healthcare Townhall, or to register for the event, visit

About Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of on-demand spend management solutions. Our mission is to transform the way companies of all sizes, across all industries, and geographies operate by delivering technology, service, and network solutions that enable them to holistically source, contract, procure, pay, manage, and analyze their spend and supplier relationships. Delivered on demand, our enterprise-class offerings empower companies to achieve greater control of their spend and drive continuous improvements in financial and supply chain performance. More than 1,000 companies, including more than half of the companies on the Fortune 100, use Ariba solutions to manage their spend from sourcing and orders through invoicing and payment. For more information, visit

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