London, 3 November 2011 OB10 (www.ob10.com), the e-Invoicing network, has been selected by the John Lewis Partnership, a leading UK retailer, to drive efficiencies and streamline its processes with suppliers to support the continuing growth of its business.
Jason Busch, the founder and executive editor of Spend Matters, is on a world domination tour at the moment and this week, I had the great pleasure of bumping into him together with Peter Smith in a London pub and took the opportunity to share thoughts on the world of purchasing and stuff.
For Ariba read OB10 and for Basware read any number of open eInvoicing networks. It's a critical question. When embarking on an electronic invoicing strategy, do you choose an open network like Basware for it's interoperability with other networks or do you choose Ariba for the size of it's "private" network. The right answer isn't obvious but there is a right answer emerging and, depending on how the landscape evolves over the coming years the right answer might not be the one you think.