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There are few that would disagree that Ariba sits firmly amongst the best in class procurement vendors. Its heritage goes back to the pioneering days of e-procurement and it has continued to innovate successfully ever since, diversifying its portfolio of solutions across the P2P spectrum. But while its procurement credentials are impeccable - the first P - how credible is Ariba at addressing the second P at the payment end of the spectrum?

Basware is looking in good shape according the their H1 2011 interim report and Q2 earnings, just released and it seems to be in an acquisitive mood. Their numbers show continued consistent growth in financial results with a net sales growth of 7.2% to EUR 53 million compared to H1 last year.

You get social media - I can tell because you're using it now. And for those professional people who still don't get it, they need to catch up soon. Now that Google has entered the fray with Google+, even the die hard cynics are going to realize it's importance. But knowing it's important doesn't mean you understand it and not understanding social media in the corporate world can lead to anything from embarrassment to disaster. So what are the worst mistakes you can make with corporate social media? We've compiled a short list based on real mistakes that real corporates are making today.

It's some time since I heard anyone claim that a pdf invoice was an electronic invoice - but people used to. Fundamentally missing the point of "e-anything" it seemed, some organisations would claim to be embracing the 21st century by replacing paper with pdfs. Fantastic! Well it would be if they didn't print the soft copies in order to process them. This is not a joke. Even today, in 2011, I know of a bank - a global bank - that does just this. It's pathetic!

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