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lorraineyao
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
When you deploy an SAP Ariba solution using the SAP Ariba ARC Rapid Deployment approach (ARC), you can drastically accelerate your implementation timeline and go live in as little as 10 weeks. ARC is an implementation service that delivers you a pre-configured, end-to-end SAP Ariba solution embedded with leading practices for any industry and line of business. This pre-configured solution acts as the first phase of your larger engagement. Users can start working with the solution early on and you can see tangible results immediately.  

 ARC stands for accelerate, realize, and convert. We accelerate your time to value, so you can reap benefits from your solutions as soon as possible. We help you realize value with leading practices to ensure you are equipped with the best way to handle processes based on industry knowledge. Also, we convert you to digital, so you can reduce manual efforts and minimize risks by automating tasks.  

 How ARC works 

ARC operates under a fixed scope, fixed fee, and fixed timeline. This means that ARC is priced at a fixed fee, could be implemented in 10 weeks, and will cover a specific scope of functionalities and a specified number of suppliers. At the end of this first phase, you will have a working solution for your end-users to get started with. The following phases will continue to be delivered until the deployment is fully complete. 

 Currently, ARC is available for two solutions: SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite.  

 Benefits of ARC Rapid Deployment

  • Achieving faster ROI with a short implementation timeline 

  • Reducing costs, complexity, and risk 

  • Encouraging early adoption 

  • No customizations needed to get the solutions up and running 

  • Industry leading practices are leveraged