|[February 07, 2013]
Grupo Posadas Takes up Residence in the Cloud
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
With 105 hotels and more than 18,000 rooms to furnish and maintain
across Mexico, Grupo Posadas has more than a few things to buy. To
simplify the process, the company has moved its procurement to the cloud.
"We do not want to be owners of software-we just want to take advantage
of the potential of it," said Fausto Jimenez, Strategic Sourcing VP at
Leveraging cloud-based applications from Ariba,
an SAP (News - Alert) Company and the world's business commerce network, Grupo Posadas
has created a more efficient and effective process for purchasing
everything from bedroom furniture to wireless installation and quickly
"Not only have we achieved 18 percent in savings, we have also increased
the corporate spend under contract negotiations by 25 percent," Jimenez
But the benefits don't stop there. With Ariba® Sourcing™,
Ariba Spend Visibility™, Ariba Contract Management™,
Ariba Supplier Information Management™, Ariba Supplier
Performance Management™, and Ariba Procure-to-Order™
in place, Grupo Posadas has also been able to:
Increase visibility into corporate purchasing and aggregate spend to
drive more favorable terms and service level agreements
Move from 8,000 vendors to 3,000 strategic suppliers and simplify
interactions with them
Drive compliance with corporate contracts and policies through custom
catalog management solution provided to each hotel in its network
Track and manage orders in real time
Speed purchasing cycle times and reduce administrative work through
digital approval flows
"Cloud computing is the future of business and Grupo Posadas is
well-positioned to reap the benefits that it delivers," said Ivan Braga,
Regional Vice President, Ariba Latin America. "By implementing Ariba's
solutions, Group Posadas can not only optimize its procurement process,
but drive unprecedented levels of productivity across its operations
that improve its performance and ultimately, its profits."
About Grupo Posadas
Grupo Posadas, with more than four decades in the hotel marketplace,
operates 104 hotels and 17,865 rooms. Its six hotel brands are LIVE
AQUA, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana, Fista Inn, One Hotels
and The Explorean, making Grupo Posadas the leading Mexican hotel
operator. Grupo Posadas has been listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange
since 1992, with the ticker symbol "POSADAS." For additional
information, visit its website www.posadas.com
About Ariba, an SAP Company
Ariba is the world's 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
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