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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 and accenture  actually accelerated discussions between Ariba and other partners. Other partners had viewed that business as competitive with their own in the past, and that barrier has not been removed.  Is there the potential for a great deal of conflict in the partner base and customers feeling hostage to a single-minded proposition? As mentioned earlier, there is no any mandate or exclusivity in place with Ariba and Accenture. However, Accenture has also purchased a software license to use for these customers

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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 and 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 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.

ariba and accenture  other supplier programs, including Ariba Ready and Ariba Supplier Consulting , to help suppliers develop, deploy, and promote their capabilities on the Ariba Network. Access to the network is provided in one of the following two ways: Through a direct access license to the Ariba Network itself, whereby suppliers joining the network must agree to standard Web-based terms of use with Ariba, and link to the network through any of several available formats (e.g., cXML, e-mail, EDI, or fax) Through buying 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 pull out the plum?

ariba and 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. 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 and 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

Hydro One Networks Chooses Space-Time Insight to Improve Service Reliability


Hydro One Networks, a planning, construction, operations, and maintenance provider for transmission and distribution networks in Ontario recently selected the Space-Time Insight Situational Intelligence suite to provide a consistent and comprehensive view of asset risks and priorities to help operators and field service crews to collaborate and improve lifecycle decisions over all maintenance

ariba and accenture  One Networks Chooses Space-Time Insight to Improve Service Reliability Hydro One Networks , a planning, construction, operations, and maintenance provider for transmission and distribution networks in Ontario recently selected the  Space-Time Insight Situational Intelligence suite to provide a consistent and comprehensive view of asset risks and priorities to help operators and field service crews to collaborate and improve lifecycle decisions over all maintenance planning of their grid. The 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 and accenture  systems will gravitate to Ariba and those with less complicated requirements will join PurchasePro directly. 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.

ariba and accenture  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 procurement and supply chain departments are no longer solely about cutting costs (improving the bottom line), but are now also about delivering value and being change agents for cash flow improvements, increased sales (the top line), Read More

SAP to Acquire Fieldglass for Contingent Workforce Management


SAP has announced its intent to acquire Fieldglass, a provider of procuring and managing contingent labor and services.

ariba and accenture  and sourcing capabilities of Ariba and the human capital management (HCM) expertise of SuccessFactors , the acquisition should position SAP to deliver a platform for businesses to manage their entire workforce—both temporary and permanent staff—from recruitment through retirement.   At the recently held Ariba LIVE 2014 conference, there were hints about impending integration between Ariba and SuccessFactors to handle the growing service contract workforce. Fieldglass should fit in well in this mix, Read More

Commerce One to Procure for the Antipodes and Elsewhere


Procurement vendor Commerce One and Cable &Wireless Optus sign a deal to establish an electronic marketplace in Australia and New Zealand. Commerce One is reinforcing its presence in the Pacific and in Europe.

ariba and accenture  TEC's News Analysis article: Ariba Reaches Out To The Little Guy September 28th, 1999 ) has entered into a partnership with Cable & Wireless Optus (formerly Optus Communications) to establish a trading portal in the Australian region for business to business commerce. Cable & Wireless Optus has also licensed Commerce One's software for its own internal procurement function. Cable & Wireless Optus is the second largest telecom carrier in Australia. Market Impact At the beginning of September Commerce One Read More

New Release For Ariba’s Software


Busy as it’s been with wheeling and dealing, Ariba has still found the time to release an upgrade to its Ariba Buyer software.

ariba and accenture  reporting functions. Market Impact Ariba and Commerce One are beginning to develop look-alike buy-side applications. With this announcement Ariba catches up with Commerce One's BuySite 6.0, especially in internationalization and interoperability. And that level of convergence is where we think this high-end e-procurement market is going to settle. Although we see Commerce One stronger in building a network of marketplaces and Ariba stronger on the buyer side, both companies are in it for the long haul, 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 and accenture  and buyers come together. Ariba and Commerce One do have software products, in both client-server and Internet versions, but also devote considerable effort to building markets and aggregating diverse vendor content into unified catalogs. Concur, which began as a software vendor, has also created a marketplace, Concur Commerce Network™, which serves as a single site for its customers to procure goods from a wide variety of vendors. Another significant problem for all players in this arena is to integ Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM)” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category

ariba and accenture  deals it faces off Ariba and some vertical niche players. The company has also occasionally sold Procurement into accounts that are running SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics GP , and other ERP systems, where Epicor Procurement was evaluated to be a superior solution. Product’s “Order Winner” Traits Packaged integration to Epicor Financials  and Epicor SCM  solutions and to other ERP systems results in the inherent ability to handle internal inventory orders and perform three-way matching in Read More

SAP Innovations Infusing the Ariba Network




ariba and accenture  rapidly integrate with the Ariba Network and reap the potential benefits that the network provides. These solutions are as follows: Product catalog integration between SAP Business Suite, including logistics materials management and supplier relationship management (SRM), and the Ariba Network, based on SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration software Purchase order and invoice automation for automated exchange of documents in the procure-to-pay (P2P) and order-to-cash processes Via the Ariba Network, Read More

i2 Buys RightWorks, Deals Blow To Ariba, Manugistics


i2 buys e-procurement vendor RightWorks as it and old supply chain rival Manugistics increasingly find themselves fending off new challengers. Shared adversity can sometimes make enemies into allies. But in this case…

ariba and accenture  react to competition from Ariba and others, software vendors arriving from outside the traditional boundaries of SCM bring novel ideas and technology that result in a greater choice of products. Of course, the changing faces make it difficult for businesses to decide which vendors belong on a shortlist. Now more than ever, a carefully planned and thoroughly executed selection process is critical to ensure that no opportunities are missed. Read More