Deloitte has released a new solution suite to help businesses to gain more value from their direct materials activities using SAP Ariba solutions.
While direct materials can represent a large proportion of the costs of doing business, many organisations do not approach direct materials in a holistic, strategic manner, according to Frederic Girardeau-Montau, managing director, Deloitte Consulting and US practice leader for SAP Ariba solutions – partly because they don’t know where to begin.
“As a result, some businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity to capture value while also failing to leverage SAP Ariba solutions to their full potential. Direct Materials Value Transformation completely changes the equation by providing a single source of leading-edge solutions that can address needs all along the source-to-pay continuum.”
The Direct Materials Value Transformation product suite combines a range of existing and new Deloitte capabilities to help organisations increase efficiency and reduce risk in the source-to-pay spectrum.
These components include the Deloitte Accelerator for SAP Ariba (launched in 2015), supplier risk framework, supplier onboarding and integration, data services, tax technology and management, operating model transformation, cognitive spend capabilities and change management.
“Direct Materials Value Transformation offers out clients a unified, one-stop portfolio of solutions and capabilities that they simply cannot get anywhere else. They get access to exclusive assets built solidly atop Deloitte intellectual property and SAP solutions – and they get it all in one place,” said Abdi Goodarzi, principal, Deloitte Consulting, and US SAP practice leader.
“It’s an approach that should allow customers to approach direct materials proactively and strategically – and to deploy leading, one-of-a-kind solutions and capabilities as part of any source-to-pay transformation.”