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Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA


In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014.

act ariba  into their operations and act on them more quickly. Companies will be able to glean predictive intelligence on risks, performance, capabilities, rates, and more from the 15-plus years of transaction and relationship data and community-generated content that resides in the business network. New available data will include structured data on production, marketing, sales and pricing, HR, finance, facilities and operations, as well as transaction-level data from supplier, customer and partner relationships, Read More

Global Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic?


After 9/11, the analyst community optimistically predicted a sharp rise in the demand for global trade management (GTM) software. While initially vendor shares rose, pre- and post-9/11 barriers have prevented the profitability and ubiquity of GTM software.

act ariba  global logistics data and act as yet another service. Most e-logistics applications alone cannot meet the requirements of global trade, because they require compliance, regulatory, and security controls from another source. Global trade requires logistics execution capabilities as well as real time supply chain visibility in order to meet the anticipated needs of user in the Internet Age. These functions lack convergence and will take considerable time in order to offer an effective, thoroughly extended, Read More

Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud


Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network trading community to help businesses connect with each other and with suppliers. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews Ariba's 15-year history and discusses its market with Dan Ashton, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing for Commerce Cloud Solutions.

act ariba  define, measure aggregate, and act upon performance metrics of their supply base, including the ability to bring together qualitative and quantitative information and to collaborate with suppliers throughout the process (see my previous article on the importance of supplier management ). Ariba Discovery for Buyers allows buyers around the world to discover, connect, and collaborate through the Ariba Network. Figure 2. Ariba Commerce Cloud In summary, Ariba’s offerings aim to simplify business commerce Read More

Ariba Hopes to Spark Chain Reaction


Two recent partnership announcements, with InterWorld and Siebel, reveal how E-procurement wunderkind Ariba thinks about the future of electronic purchasing.

act ariba  as-yet-unannounced strategy, but don''t act as major product differentiators for companies whose main interest is Ariba''s core offering. They are more significant perhaps for potential customers of Siebel and InterWorld, for whom easy access to Ariba''s software and network are a substantial added value. Read More

GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?


General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The company will leverage its existing trading network to become a major E-commerce provider. At the rate at which E-procurement in particular is moving, GE may have to bulk up seriously to make its mark.

act ariba  GE will have to act in Internet time to show major strength, and it must have a first-rate software offering. It would not be foolish for GE to evaluate whether Purchasing Expert will stand up against Ariba or Commerce One. If not, a different strategy might be appropriate. Attempting to partner with Commerce One (which we think unlikely) or to purchase a second tier vendor like Concur could be the best way for GE to keep from being relegated to the children''s table. User Recommendations A user looking Read More

Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive


Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this year’s conference were: 1) Procurement/sourcing and business networks as strategic platforms for innovation; 2) Enabling the business of tomorrow today; and 3) Focusing on business outcomes.

act ariba  of being positive, and acting as a change agent for doing good left the audience inspired and laughing while occasionally holding back tears when listening to real-life optimism stories about misfortune-stricken kids. Strategic Value of Procurement Both Ariba and its customers have voiced the trend of sourcing and procurement becoming more strategic. In his conference opening remarks, Tim Minahan, executive vice-president (EVP) and chief marketing officer (CMO) of SAP Cloud Solutions , opined that Read More

Ariba Smart Invoicing: Worth Checking Out


Sure, to most of us accounting sounds as exciting as watching paint dry, but no business can survive without properly managing its financial means. Especially in these days of scarce cash, processing invoices faster and more accurately by the accounts payable (A/P) or billing department is critical so that the accounts receivable (A/R) folks can get their cash faster. An efficient A/P function is

act ariba  usually take immediate corrective action. This is all done in a hub-and-spoke manner within the Ariba Network rather than in a traditional point-to-point manner between two hard-wired accounting systems. Ariba Smart Invoicing is critical to buyer and seller success for the following reasons: Lower A/P Cost : The greatest value to an A/P manager is controlling cost. One of the greatest cost savings is the ability to receive invoices that can immediately post to their ERP system without anyone ever Read More

The Healthcare Reform Survival Guide


The ramifications of healthcare reform and its impact on employers continue to cause political debate. Employers are confused, and although guidance is forthcoming, it is still inadequate. Requirements of the Affordable Care Act are being phased over eight years, with limited provisions effective in 2010. Read this guide and get checklists and explanations to help you meet changing health benefits compliance mandates.

act ariba  of the Affordable Care Act are being phased over eight years, with limited provisions effective in 2010. Read this guide and get checklists and explanations to help you meet changing health benefits compliance mandates. Read More

Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products


Commerce One has partnered with Sagent Technology to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application. Also, Ariba has partnered with Informatica to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application.

act ariba  commodities and suppliers and on-contract vs. off-contract spending. Ariba, Inc. and Informatica Corp. have announced Informatica CommerceAnalytics (ICA) for Ariba. Available to all customers of the Ariba Buyer product, the ICA similarly extracts information from the Ariba system to feed an analytic application that can be accessed by a variety of decision makers across the enterprise. Market Impact It is a measure of how youthful this industry is that the leaders are just now getting around to providing Read More

Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded firms to demonstrate that their accounting and reporting practices are in compliance with regulatory standards. Section 404 of SOX addresses the concept and practice of segregation of duties—a key aspect of this legislation, and the focus of this article.

act ariba  laws is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002. The primary goal of SOX is to enforce a higher level of transparency into organizations'' business processes, financial transactions, and accounting methods, to ensure that known and accepted accounting principles are practiced. In this new SOX era, the issue of compliance spans several industries, attempting to harmonize evolving standards across both public and private sector organizations. The requirement of standardized reporting of financial information Read More

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 1


A recent blog post talked about my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event and outlined the main premise of the event: Ariba has become a public cloud commerce network provider first and foremost, while also offering additional related spend management software as required. The vendor is striving to become a business-to-business (B2B) commerce version of Amazon.com and eBay to enable painless

act ariba  approvals and remote sourcing actions, with drill-down analytic capabilities (where SAP Sybase can certainly help in the future) Getting Partner-Friendly Another positive fact is that Ariba is now intent on promotion more via channel and partners rather than mostly via direct sales, as it has done in the past. For the first time in its history the company truly wants to expand its reseller community to grow commerce on Ariba Network and open new markets and new industry segments. Ariba is also getting Read More

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The passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in January 2011 will have a significant impact on how registered facilities document their hazard assessment, verification, and monitoring activities. But by beginning to think about and plan for the new requirements now, the industry will be able to maintain continuous compliance and ensure minimal disruption as new regulations come into effect.

act ariba  the Food Safety Modernization Act in January 2011 will have a significant impact on how registered facilities document their hazard assessment, verification, and monitoring activities. But by beginning to think about and plan for the new requirements now, the industry will be able to maintain continuous compliance and ensure minimal disruption as new regulations come into effect. Read More

SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


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The US Bioterrorism Act aims to counter terrorist attacks on the nation’s food supply. But what does it mean for your company? Can your company access and present documentation within twenty-four hours of the FDA’s request for any set of records? If not, a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is mandatory unless you are the smallest of businesses.

act ariba  Crisis? The US Bioterrorism Act aims to counter terrorist attacks on the nation’s food supply. But what does it mean for your company? Can your company access and present documentation within twenty-four hours of the FDA’s request for any set of records? If not, a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is mandatory unless you are the smallest of businesses. Read More

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High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

act ariba  the Competition In Contracting Act (CICA). It seeks to establish full and open competition (FOC) as the standard, in order to eradicate partiality, favoritism, political lobbying, and bribery. In light of these corporate scandals and the heightened scrutiny over corporate practices, FAR will have a greater impact on business. It contains key elements that all organizations should be aware of, whether they are conducting business with a government agency, or with private entities. Using the policies and Read More