Pierre & Vacances fuels growth with Ariba

Ariba, Inc., the leading spend management solutions provider, today announced that Pierre & Vacances Group, Europe’s leading self-catering holiday company, is leveraging its solutions to drive savings and efficiencies that can enhance its operations and fuel plans for international growth. “Pierre & Vacances is set to embark on a new phase of expansion, and to support our plans, we must effectively manage our costs,” said Patrice Fortin, Group Services Purchasing Director, Pierre & Vacances.

“Ariba provides us with technology and best practice processes that have allowed us to create and execute a standard procurement process across our properties and ensure that savings identified actually reach the bottom line.”

Through a combination of Ariba® Analysis?, Ariba Buyer? and Ariba Contracts?, Pierre & Vacances has successfully streamlined its procurement process, converting a paper-based system for ordering from preferred suppliers to an electronic one that provides greater visibility into and control over the procurement process from sourcing and orders through invoicing and payment. Pierre & Vacances has been using Ariba solutions as part of its spend management strategy since 2004.

“Spend management is about more than just saving money,” said Mike Arenth, General Manager, EMEA, Ariba. “As Pierre & Vacances demonstrates, with the right strategy and solutions, companies can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and ultimately, fuel growth. Through its unique combination of industry-leading technology, deep category expertise and services, Ariba provides companies with all of the tools they need to do just this.”