Ameriquest selects Ariba for spend management

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AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a North American provider of fleet management services, has signed an agreement with spend management solutions provider Ariba Inc. AmeriQuest says it selected Ariba’s on-demand spend management solutions as the platform for an aggressive strategy to generate savings and process efficiencies that increase its competitive advantage.

“At AmeriQuest Transportation Services, we believe that spend management is a key priority for us to aggressively move toward improving our spend visibility, sourcing and contract management needs,” says David Nitzsche, vice president of supply management for Cherry Hill, N.J.-based AmeriQuest. “Ariba’s knowledge about supply management and category expertise, along with its desire to be a strategic business partner, will allow us to focus on deploying its industry-leading solutions to the benefit of our members and customers.”

Under the terms of its agreement with Ariba, AmeriQuest will implement a combination of Ariba Spend Visibility, Ariba Sourcing and Ariba Contract Management On-Demand. Leveraging Ariba Spend Visibility, AmeriQuest says it can gain a clear and comprehensive view into its spend across categories and identify opportunities for savings. Using Ariba Sourcing, these savings can be driven to the bottom line, according to AmeriQuest, and with Ariba Contract Management, the company says it can create and manage contracts across categories and functions — including sales, marketing, real estate, legal, procurement and IT — and drive compliance with them.

“AmeriQuest is leading the charge among growing enterprises that are beginning to realize that by making spend management a priority, they can drive improvements that positively impact their bottom lines,” says Jeff Wilson, vice president and general manager of growing enterprise business for Ariba. “In selecting Ariba’s on-demand solutions to power their spend management initiative, AmeriQuest has the technology, expertise and services they need to quickly and cost-effectively move along the path to business excellence.”