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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 Read More...
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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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
i2, SAP, Oracle Poised For Showdown in Q4
With analysts expecting SCM software spending to rebound in Q3 and Q4, vendors are sharpening their knives for a lunge at the supply chain pie. Which one will

ariba accenture  from third-party vendors like Ariba and Commerce One . Much of the battles will be fought in the small to mid market, where vendors have been focused for the last few years. Initially, vendors looked to application hosting as the way to court smaller enterprises by offering business automation without the hassles of on-site implementation. Although the ASP model continues to hold potential, vendors are finding it prudent to offer alternative delivery mechanisms for users who are wary of security issues. T Read More...
Concur's Customers Can Network Now
Following the path of other E-procurement vendors, Concur announced a purchasing network for large companies. At the same time, Concur announced that its entire

ariba accenture  breath as industry leaders Ariba and Commerce One. Since both of those companies have put strong emphases on their own marketplaces that bring buyers and sellers together, Concur had no choice but to follow suit. This is not thought of as a diversion. At the current state of the E-procurement market, the existence of a vendor-created marketplace is necessary to help early adopters recognize the value of their investment. We believe that Concur's marketplace will have no trouble becoming competitive with Read More...
Dynamic Ariba Trades Up
Ariba Inc., a leader in electronic purchasing systems for the Internet, has acquired Trading Dynamics, a maker of applications that support business-to-business

ariba accenture  Ariba Trades Up Event Summary Ariba Inc (Nasdaq: ARBA) announced its acquisition of privately held Trading Dynamics for stock valued at approximately $400 million. The acquisition will enable Ariba to offer such dynamic pricing models as auctions, reverse auctions, and exchanges. The six current customers of Trading Dynamics will be folded into Ariba's current customer network and will therefore have access to all other buyers and sellers on the network. The acquisition is expected to complete in Read More...
Accenture Becoming a PLM Consulting Force
Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services and outsourcing company, has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation, an international

ariba accenture  Becoming a PLM Consulting Force Accenture , a global management consulting and technology services and outsourcing company, has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation , an international consulting and systems integration group that specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) software technologies. PCO Innovation counts more than 600 consultants and experts within its ranks serving 150 clients in 30 countries in a wide range of industries. The company offer Read More...
Seismic Shifts in SAP’s Cloud?
On the heels of SAPPHIRENOW 2013, SAP issued the announcement that it would simplify its organizational structure and create a single research and development

ariba accenture  that Bob Calderoni, former Ariba CEO, has not left yet; quite the contrary in fact, as he seems to be taking over Dalgaard’s former lookout, i.e., cloud R&D. In fact, conservative and bottom line-focused Calderoni seems a much better cultural fit at SAP than flamboyant Dalgaard (whom I could visualize at salesforce.com or NetSuite instead). Independent SuccessFactors was not particularly profitable and was still stitching together a number of cloud software acquisitions on disparate technologies ( 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

ariba accenture  in an electronic form. Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions, has long been helping companies streamline their procurement processes. Ariba Invoice Management and Ariba PO Automation are services that are delivered on-demand via the Ariba Network to a growing number of ERP users. As traditional ERP systems are not well-known for collaboration and connectivity, these companies are leveraging Ariba’s cloud-based solutions to extend the value of their Read More...
Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my impressions following an upbeat and constructive business update meeting at Emptoris’ headquarters. Under its new

ariba accenture  years vs. 50-250 in Ariba ’s case (and many fewer in the case of SAP or Oracle ). The vendor is on track to grow from US$2 billion in value sourced in 2009 to US$3 billion in 2010. Make no mistake, Ariba covers a much wider functional footprint in the spend management and  supplier relationship management (SRM)  space, as pointed out in Part 1 . By covering many more functional bases as well as by  catering to smaller enterprises (via the Procuri acquisition) , Ariba has a much stronger brand name 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

ariba accenture  This has brought the Ariba Network total to over 500,000 trading partners in the world’s largest business marketplace. In this slew of acquisitions there was one notable divestiture: Ariba’s category sourcing and business process outsourcing (BPO) expert team and know-how to Accenture in late 2010 ( previously discussed ). Embracing the Cloud An important decision occurred around 2006: to move to a multi-tenant, software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Ariba has since been re-architecting its applications 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...

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