e-Procurement Software

SAP and Ariba – good news for shareholders and competitors alike

Posted by Pete Loughlin in Dynamic Discounting, e-invoicing, e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Electronic Invoicing, Financial Supply Chain Management, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Supplier Networks, Supply Chain Finance, The Rest

The more I look at the proposed acquisition of Ariba by SAP, the less sense it makes. SAP didn’t need the functionality. They didn’t need the brand. The Ariba shareholders will clearly be pleased to see this deal go through but what, I wonder, would…

The only way is ethics

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software

Jason Busch drew attention to Ariba’s offer earlier this week in a blog post all about Ariba’s annual Las Vegas event. “Use Promo code TWTRCHP when you register for #AribaLIVE & get $250 #CaesarsPalace chips aribalive.com.” Promotional gifts are not unusual

Forrester’s four forces that impact supplier networks misses the biggest force of all

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-invoicing, e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Electronic Invoicing, Supplier Networks

In their market overview Market Overview, ePurchasing And Contract Life-Cycle Management In 2011 to 2012, Forrester describes four forces that are keeping supplier networks dynamic and competitive. They talk a great deal of sense but they forgot the fifth force – the one that’s going…