Are you an on-premise IT consultant considering upskilling to the Cloud?

When I started as an IT recruiter 20 months ago the talk was very much about “cloud being the future”. Now looking at the trends in the market I can see having cloud skills is very much in the present!

Ariba is close to SAP SRM and P2P, however it is a cloud-based user-friendly system that like eBay and Amazon supports both buyers and sellers for the full sale lifecycle, including compliance and other business concerns.

Most Ariba consultants already come from a SAP SRM, P2P and Logistics background and below you will find out why getting certified in SAP Ariba is a great next move!

1. Access to more projects

SAP purchased Ariba in May 2014 for $4.3 billion and there is today roughly 2 million companies that use the Ariba Network. Ariba Network is the cloud-based B2B marketplace where buyers find each other to do business everyday. This network is huge and with a trillion dollars in commerce each years.

From July 2014 to date, the Ariba network has grown with 600 000 new customers. Meaning there are many new projects needing consultants to assist in implementing and upgrading to Ariba.

2. Cloud is where it’s at

Cloud solutions are now taking center stage with less implementations Ariba is implemented both On Premise and the S/4 HANA platform. Ariba is a dynamic and cost efficient module that speaks for all of SAP’s customer within purchasing and selling.

As consultants are joining the up and coming cloud market, the rate is competitive with constant implementations and a chance to work with the S/4 HANA platform. And this is a platform that is not going away anytime soon.

3. Stay relevant

As above, Ariba is a cloud-based solution where upgrades are done over the whole solution, for all its customers. As a consultant, it is important to have a certification to ensure your knowledge and capability to your clients. Once you are certified it is vital to keep training and be up to date with new releases and upgrades in SAP Ariba.

So now that I’ve shared all these insights with you would you like to find out more about how you can become certified in SAP Ariba?

Connect with me on LinkedIn or email me to find out more!


elisabeth-kinderlandElisabeth Kinderland is a K2 Konnect Project Manager based in London.






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