30.04.2020Free access to one of the largest global business networks SAP Ariba will be granted for Russian exporters until June 30, 2020. Companies may submit their purchase orders so that suppliers could promptly answer an inquiries and ship the goods. This will help restore supply chain disruptions to the pandemic, enable buyers and suppliers interact instantly with each other, and minimize disruptions caused by shipment delays, performance problems, and increased consumer demand during the crisis.
Thanks to the cooperation between Russian Export Center (REC) and SAP, more than 2,000 Russian exporters have already registered in the SAP Ariba system, providing various services and products. The most popular of them are: professional and administrative services, computer equipment and software, equipment for loading and unloading, air conditioning and storage, construction materials, manufacturing and processing equipment, paper, packaging and containers, as well as medical and laboratory equipment, safeguard and sanitizing items, artificial lunge ventilation systems.
“Measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic “broke” all the basic principles on which world trade is built in the traditional sense. Business trips, international exhibitions, face-to-face negotiations with potential partners are now impossible. Therefore, the Russian Export Center has intensified its work at e-commerce. Services and platforms such as SAP Ariba allow you to transfer many export-related processes to an online format. And in many ways, making them more transparent, easier and more effective than offline. I’m sure that the new realities will force us all to review our business practices and push the business towards change@ – Aleksey Kozhevnikov, Vice President of REC says