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What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?
My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be

ariba accenture  these customers going forward. Ariba and Accenture are working on expanding the alliance to use Ariba across all their BPO customers. Nonetheless, I believe that the disposal of the BPO business may in fact make Ariba more appealing to services providers. Namely, it will remove some of the conflict of interest inherent in software and services partnerships. Historically, partner conflict has been particularly evident in slow economic periods where software vendors typically respond to a reduction in

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Elementum Does Mobile End-to-end SCM


After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum, a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than $60 million in funding and several major customers. The Silicon Valley-based startup has $44 million in Series B funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Flextronics (which was also the major pilot customer) and brand name customers like Dyson and Enphase Energy Inc.

ariba accenture  most basic-level, E2open, SAP Ariba , JDA Software , and other SCM software players, are only solving one piece of the supply chain problem. In the case of E2open, it has been focused on fulfillment or order collaboration, and now, with the recent acquisition of icon-scm , on rapid planning and response. But Elementum believes that there is no technology provider in the market today that is taking a holistic approach to providing visibility across an end-to-end supply chain.   With Elementum, one can hav Read More

Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 1


Good news is scarce these days across the board, and I am always keen on reporting on rare bullish enterprise applications businesses, especially if the company is in my neck of woods. Recently, I had an upbeat and constructive business update meeting in person at Emptoris’ headquarters. The Burlington, Massachusetts, US-based company was founded in 1999 as a strategic

ariba accenture  Emptoris and its archrival Ariba . Namely, Emptoris has always stayed away from offering routine and structured  e-procurement  of catalog-based items, supplier connectivity and networks ( online trading communities ), purchasing and accounting transactions,  electronic invoice presentment & payment (EIPP) , and cash management capabilities. Emptoris Philosophy Neither is Emptoris in a major consulting business when it comes to  spend management  and sourcing categories (which Ariba has been via its Read More

IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing


Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it).

ariba accenture  acquire Emptoris rather than Ariba (which has since been acquired by SAP). By not acquiring Ariba, IBM missed an opportunity to add a supplier network along the lines of that offered by SciQuest, TradeShift, E2open, and others. IBM would say that its focus more on strategic procurement lessens the immediate need for this, however the company prides itself on having a portfolio to cover the entire agenda of the chief procurement officer (CPO), and so there will continue to be speculation about what IBM eve Read More

J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News


J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue, which is in a sharp contrast to its direct competitors’ upbeat postures. During this year's FOCUS conference for its QUEST User Group, J.D. Edwards demonstrated somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year. With its renewed mid-enterprise focus and commitment to deliver customer-driven solutions, the company seems to be going back to its mid-market roots.

ariba accenture  Accenture , Compaq , Ariba and nearly 100 other technology and consulting companies. However, the event attracted much less attention and glitz compared to those organized at almost the same time by PeopleSoft and SAP , which might also serve as an indication of the current moods within the vendors' teams. J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue against the backdrop of its direct competitors' upbeat postures. About this Article : This note is a two-part note, 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.

ariba accenture  20, 2000 Event Summary Ariba and Commerce One have each enhanced their buyer-wide products with analytic capabilities. Commerce One and Sagent Technology, Inc. have announced the immediate availability of the BuySite Business Intelligence Kit. This add-on to Commerce One's BuySite provides corporate buyers with information about key metrics that define the corporate spending behavior, including enterprise-spending habits for individual commodities and suppliers and on-contract vs. off-contract spending. A Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMiami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: Distribution "Sage’s customer, Gems Group, reports that this ERP system was selected primarily because of its strong functionality set, Web enablement, graphical dashboard capabilities, embedded forecasting features, and full availability in Spanish. Flexibility was also important, as its users often need to

ariba accenture  II Press release   Ariba partners with Microsoft Industry tags: Cross-industry, procurement, supplier network This should be a mutually beneficial and validating alliance. Certainly, we need more details on pricing and go-to-market (the product availability is slated for later in2012), but contrary to the previous Ariba Network (AN) deals with SAP and Oracle, this time Microsoft Dynamics VARs will sell the AN, and will be integrated with Dynamics AX ERP via a Dell Boomi pre-packaged tool (no Read More

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.

ariba accenture  plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014. With 1.5 million companies in over 190 countries conducting over half a trillion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is by far the largest and most global business-to-business (B2B) trading platform in the world. And with the move to HANA, it is expected to become the fastest and most powerful.   SAP started the transition to HANA with Ariba Spend Visibility . The release was the first major Ariba upgrade that was deployed on HANA Read More

SAP's New Level of e-Commerce: mySAP.com


SAP adds functionality to its role-based workplace portals.

ariba accenture  and much to gain. Ariba and Concur offer web based HR and procurement functionality but lack the resources, installed base and robust back end integration with the major ERP products, while major ERP players have a large base, but nascent, as yet untested, web products. As a result, we expect significant advances in end to end web integrated ERP solutions within the next 9-12 months. User Recommendations Current SAP customers interested in e-commerce solutions should consider this option, as leveraging Read More

Concur Aims To Be Single Point Of (Purchasing) Access


Concur began as a vendor of shrink-wrapped travel and expense tracking software, but is now making a play to be a major provider of self-service Internet-enabled applications, including offerings in E-purchasing and Human Resources.

ariba accenture  up. Concur's differentiation against Ariba early in its strategy was based on its broader range of products, primarily its T&E product but also its SSHR solution delivered through its integrated front-end portal, and its intent to deliver to smaller companies than were within Ariba's field of vision. Ariba has taken initiatives to reach smaller companies as have other vendors. Concur's response to the small and mid-size market is more ambitious than those of its larger competitors. In line with its Read More

Procurement and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal


PurchasePro and Office Depot have begun a strategic relationship that will make the PurchasePro marketplace available to customers from within Office Depot stores.

ariba accenture  has potential benefits for Ariba (See TEC News Analysis Article: Ariba Reaches Out to the Little Guy September 28th, 1999) which, because of its own positioning within the PurchasePro network, may be the natural next step for the companies which are brought to E-procurement through PurchasePro and Office Depot but which grow to need more sophisticated services. User Recommendations Larger organizations that are interested in this market will definitely want to take a look at listing in PurchasePro's Read More

We Shall Be Giant


Oracle and Citigroup bank on integrating B2B exchange and financial services. Will Bailey Building and Loan Association get into the act?

ariba accenture  followed the lead of Ariba and Commerce One in tying its B2B future to a large financial institution. Citigroup (NYSE: C) has agreed to use Oracle's technology for its internal procurement and to market Oracle's exchange services worldwide through a co-branded web site. Citibank has the potential to bring the message about the partnership to 100 million customers. The message will surely paint a picture in which a company can participate in a global exchange that will save money for buyers and reduce Read More

IBM is not Enough: i2 Snatches Aspect and SupplyBase


i2 Technologies will acquire Aspect Development for $8.6 billion. It will also acquire SupplyBase for $380 million.

ariba accenture  IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA), i2 Technologies (NASDAQ: ITWO) announced it will acquire Aspect Development (NASDAQ: ASDV) for what is billed as the largest merger in software history. While the price tag of $8.6 billion (based on the closing price on March 13) is as much a reflection of the extremely high market capitalization of Internet stocks, the deal is large by any measure. The TradeMatrix product offered by i2 supports an intelligent - i.e., driven by data and analysis - supply chain Read More

JD Edwards’ Alliances: Is It Too Much of a Good Thing?


Enterprise application vendor JD Edwards has forged a number of alliances since September 1999 as the company looks to expand the availability of its OneWorld product suite. While the best-of-breed approach has its merits, we believe it invariably leads to additional integration costs and complicates service & support arrangements.

ariba accenture  its own destiny. Both Ariba and Siebel have partnerships with its fierce competitors too. Great Plains, for example, points out that its integration with Siebel is well ahead of J.D. Edwards'. It is in its second phase, meaning the integration on a database level has been completed; the blending of user interfaces is the focus now. Moreover, Great Plains cites that it will not have a conflict of interest with Siebel's sales force in its SME market segment (companies with less than $250 million in Read More