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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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