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Fujitsu Selects SAP Ariba to Help Deliver Innovation for its Customers

News facts:

  • SAP Ariba cloud procurement system selected as key part of major initiative to transform Fujitsu’s back office processes
  • Initiative is part of ongoing business transformation to continuously deliver innovation to customers
  • Fujitsu and partners will benefit from standardised, streamlined processes and enhanced opportunities for collaboration at every stage - from source to settlement
London, September 27, 2017

As part of a EUR 250 Million investment to ensure that its systems and processes are ready to meet the demands of an era of unprecedented digital disruption, Fujitsu has selected SAP Ariba¹ as a new procurement solution across its Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region.

As part of Fujitsu’s ongoing strategic business transformation to continuously deliver innovation to its customers, the new SAP Ariba platform creates a single, integrated cloud solution, and introduces new, standardised processes. This will enhance profitability and create a long term, sustainable advantage for Fujitsu, and expedite the procurement process for all stakeholders.

By implementing SAP Ariba, Fujitsu will transform its operational functions including finance, procurement, order and supply chain management. The solution will connect all systems, processes and trading partners to the Ariba® Network, enabling access from anywhere, at any time, and from any application or device. Procurement will become more sophisticated as there will be a unified view of all related activity across the company.

Steve Clayton, Chief Financial Officer at Fujitsu in EMEIA, says:
“We chose SAP Ariba as it will enable us to provide our own customers with the best value. We are investing to optimise our systems, processes and the skills of our people for a digital future. In transforming our back office processes, it wasn’t enough to just have cloud-based applications, we wanted to transform the whole procurement journey into a strategic function to enable more streamlined, efficient procurement cycles that ensure collaboration with our suppliers to generate more value at every step.”

Paul Devlin, General Manager, SAP Ariba EMEA and MEE, comments:
“Procurement in today’s digital economy has undergone its own transformation. It’s no longer about implementing a series of separate functions – rather it’s about creating value across the entire process from sourcing to settlement. We deliver this with an integrated, cloud-based offering that amplifies the power of enterprise applications by making them accessible from anywhere and by connecting them to the whole supply chain. Once the solution is implemented, Fujitsu will be able to manage the entire purchasing process, control spending, find new sources of savings and improve the supply chain.”

Notes to editors

Detailed design and build of the SAP Ariba solution for Fujitsu will commence shortly and country roll-outs will be implemented progressively during 2018.

¹ SAP Ariba is the world’s largest business commerce network. SAP Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest Internet-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland

Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see

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Date: 27 September, 2017
City: London