SAP Ariba allows companies to connect in order to best manage their businesses. Buyers and suppliers from over 3 million companies in 190 countries discover new opportunities, cooperate and expand their connections through the Ariba network. Purchase managers can use it to manage the entire procurement process, checking expenses, unearthing new sources of savings and building a solid supply chain. Suppliers can connect to profitable clients and expand their network efficiently, streamlining selling cycles and improving control over cash flows across the whole process. The overall outcome is a dynamic digital marketplace exchanging over 1 trillion dollars worth of commercial transactions every year.