PIH Receives “Fastest Implementation of SAP ARIBA” Award in the Region

Power International Holding Receives “Fastest Implementation of SAP ARIBA” Award in the Region

October 2019 – Power International Holding (PIH) was recognized and awarded at the largest procurement event in the Middle East, SAP Ariba Live Dubai. PIH received recognition for the “Fastest implementation of SAP Ariba” in the region, running the first auctions just a few weeks since the start-up. The event witnessed participation of more than 900 Procurement Professionals, where they had the opportunity to interact, share experiences and listen to new developments and features of the system.

Additionally, PIHs Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer, Mr. Gustavo Rico, was invited as guest speaker to share the company’s digital transformation agenda and discuss in a panel the company’s experiences in planning and executing auctions in SAP Ariba. PIH was accompanied by SAP Ariba’s Customer Engagement Team in Qatar and by PIHs implementation partner, Star B2B.

“We want to share this fantastic achievement with PIH Group; all the Procurement community in each companies and entities for their tireless job and efforts, especially to our Board and Senior Stakeholders for their valuable support and guidance in turning our vision into a reality.” stated by Mr. Gustavo.

The event was hosted by Mr. Carlos Mercuriali, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA South, SAP Ariba; Mr. Steve Tzikakis, President EMEA South, SAP and; Mr. Patrick McCarthy, SVP and General Manager, Global SAP Ariba.

About SAP Ariba Live
SAP Ariba Live is a premier global conference for business commerce professionals. This includes executives and managers in procurement, sourcing, finance, treasury, accounts payable, supply chain operations, e-commerce, sales, marketing, and IT. The event brings together a diverse group of buyers, suppliers and partners to explore the latest technology, innovation and market trends in procurement, supply chain and external workforce management.

About SAP Ariba
SAP Ariba is a cloud-based solution for procurement, spend management and supply chain services that enable suppliers and buyers to connect and do business globally. The technology SAP Ariba offers is designed to help companies negotiate better agreements with suppliers and provide better visibility and control over the spend.

The platform, which as of March 2018 had more than 3 million buyers and suppliers and more than $1.7 Trillion in transactions, is designed to provide a user-friendly interface familiar to anyone who shops online. Like eBay or Amazon, the Ariba Network supports both sellers and buyers.


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