Fleurop’s customers benefit from this streamlined process, seeing efficiencies and, on average, savings of €35 in administrative costs per arrangement ordered.“To succeed in today’s volatile and competitive economy, companies must find faster and smarter ways to connect and do business,” said Alex Saric, Director of Marketing, EMEA, Ariba. “And many, like Fleurop, are taking a page from the consumer playbook and embracing networks to collaborate around the entire buying and selling cycle in new and innovative ways that improve service and optimize their performance and profits.” Nearly 1 million companies in 190 countries use the Ariba Network to discover, connect and collaborate with a global network of partners. Each year, these companies transact more than $450 billion in business, process 20 million in purchase orders and 60 million in invoices and send and receive access to 15 million new leads. For more information on the Ariba Network and the value it can deliver to your organization, visit http://www.ariba.com/go/aribanetwork About Fleurop: Fleurop AG is based in Berlin, and has an impressive 100-year history. In 1908, Berlin florist Max Hübner has an ingenious idea: He decided that it was not flowers that should be sent on long journeys, but rather orders that should be sent to reliable local florists – the Fleurop concept was born. Today, some 50,000 partner florists in 150 countries around the world make up the global Fleurop network. The Fleurop principle applies worldwide: Each Fleurop greeting is handled and put together only by professional florists, and presented to the recipient personally. Worldwide, Fleurop partners handle over 25 million Fleurop greetings a year. Fleurop online: www.fleurop.de About Ariba, an SAP Company Ariba is the world’s leading cloud-based business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-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. Join them at: www.ariba.com About SAP As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
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