Al Dahra picks SAP Ariba to streamline procurement process

Multinational agribusiness seeks to reduce expenses by 15 per cent within a year

Al Dahra can access the cloud-based applications for sourcing and procurement the Ariba Network delivers.
Al Dahra can access the cloud-based applications for sourcing and procurement the Ariba Network delivers.

Al Dahra, a multinational agribusiness specialising in farming and trading, has picked SAP Ariba to digitise and centralise its procurement process.

Procurement in the agriculture business can be complex as it requires compliance with strict consumer health and environmental safety regulations. And for a global agriculture business with operations in dozens of countries, this can be even more of a challenge.

“Our business is all about the availability, accessibility and affordability of animal feed and food products in key global markets,” said Khadim Al Darei, vice chairman and co-founder, Al Dahra. “Having expanded our global footprint significantly through acquisition, we know we need to standardise on one system for procurement to continue to drive maximum value for our customers. SAP Ariba’s vast business network and cloud-based solutions for managing our spend from end-to-end proved to be the best-in-class solution we were looking for.”

By connecting to the Ariba Network and the cloud-based applications for sourcing and procurement it delivers, Al Dahra hopes to reduce expenses by at least 15% within a year; centralise and standardise procurement across its global operations; and, optimise its cost structure to benefit from economies of scale.

Additionally, AL Dahra can look forward to driving greater efficiency with faster end-to-end transaction cycles; improve strategic sourcing for core products; and, ensure transparency and compliance across its business.

“Technology and digital business networks have fundamentally changed what’s possible for global businesses like Al Dahra,” said Mohammed Al Khotani, head of SAP Ariba, Middle East and North Africa. “This kind of digital transformation enables businesses to form and foster stronger relationships with their business partners in order to optimize value for customers.”

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