Functionality fetishism

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement

There’s a Venn diagram on which I sit near Jason Busch. Many of our views, some of our backgrounds and parts of experience overlap. But it’s not an exact match and the difference is illustrated by Jason’s piece commenting on my view that many, if…

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…