Global airline moves to SAP Ariba cloud with Xoomworks

About the Client

The client was an existing on premise customer who was looking to move to the cloud. This strategic move would provide an opportunity to improve business processes across the organisation and gain access to the latest best practice wit a simplified cloud solution.


The current on premise solution had a lot of customised functionality that had been built up over the years that would not easily be transferable to a cloud solution. With a long standing and mutually trusting relationship the client naturally turned to us for strategic advice on their cloud journey, to help with the direction they should go i and the best tools – creating a plan on how to phase and run a project and what components they would need to make it work.

The Solution

Xoomworks Procurement carried out a strategy review to help the client assess their options, provide an overview of the SAP Ariba Cloud suite and provide an assessment of the client’s current situation, technology and business processes aligned to their future goals.A gap analysis would then be provided with recommendations, a roadmap and business plan. To do this a number of workshops were carried out with the client’s project teams made up of the people responsible for the applications across procurement, finance and IT to understand the drivers and success criteria. The client received a detailed review – the Ariba Procurement Cloud – your Procurement Assessment with all the credentials and advice needed to start their cloud journey. It advised them on a strategy and gave them a recommended plan on how to achieve a cloud project and the likely cost impact.

To learn more about moving to SAP Ariba cloud download the client story.