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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 blog accenture  In many cases, this Ariba team of savvies doesn’t use any technology at all. Thus, Accenture must be flexible and impartial around what technology it offers, and it must work to implement the technology its customers want to use. This  agnostic approach should put the firm on a par with IBM, ICG Commerce, Capgemini , and Infosys . For more thoughts,  see Phil Fersht’s take on this acquisition  as well as  the Procurement Blog 's entry . Why Did Ariba Do This? This news can be spun as both Read More
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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

ariba blog 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
Legacy ERP Modernization: Prudence is Gold
I am sure that after reading my previous blog post on manufacturing legacy systems many readers saw me as just another soldier of AS/400 system’s army of

ariba blog accenture  ERP Modernization: Prudence is Gold I am sure that after reading my previous blog post on manufacturing legacy systems many readers saw me as just another soldier of AS/400 system’s army of opponents and probably would not expect any future pro-System i/AS/400 publications. This is definitely not the case—I am not a legacy system opponent. The message I’ve been trying to deliver in my blog posts is  that a well-thought out, balanced, and systematically  formed business software portfolio is 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

ariba blog 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. Read More
Some Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with me lamenting my inability to attend the Deltek Insight 2010 conference. However, I recently had an in-depth post-event

ariba blog accenture  Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  started with me lamenting my inability to attend the Deltek Insight 2010 conference. However, I recently had an in-depth post-event recap instead with Deltek’s in-the-know staff members. What then followed in Part 1 were descriptions of the major developments that transpired at Deltek Insight 2010 in terms of already released products and those that were only sneak previewed (but will be released down the track ). Read More
Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Epicor and SYSPRO, the two renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP) mid-market incumbents that heavily harness Microsoft

ariba blog accenture  market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Epicor and SYSPRO , the two renowned  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  mid-market incumbents that heavily harness Microsoft’s platform tools. To that end, the business productivity tools that were illustrated in my recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions (which reflected on the highly publicized  mid-2010 launch of Read More
Agresso + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? (Part 1)
Over the last few years I have produced a number of articles and blog entries on two once-independent and occasionally competing products: Agresso Business

ariba blog accenture  + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? (Part 1) Over the last few years I have produced a number of articles and blog entries on two once-independent and occasionally competing products: Agresso Business World (ABW) and CODA Financials . Since early 2008, these two products and their related owner companies have become siblings within the Unit 4 Agresso parent . Unit 4 Agresso is a Netherlands-based business software company that has grown since its inception in 1980 in great part via Read More
Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (aka Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat

ariba blog accenture  9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 ( aka Epicor ERP [ evaluate this product ]), Epicor Software ’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat has yet to be accomplished even by mighty Oracle within Oracle Fusion Applications . The article also discussed Epicor’s accompanying “Protect, Extend, and Converge” strategy for providing customers with  a migration path choice on their own timetable and Read More
AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is

ariba blog accenture  more information on how Ariba might affect SAP’s ecosystem, see the recent Spend Matters blog post here . While the merger with SAP has an enormous potential, in the short term, until a unified strategy by SAP and Ariba has some legs and teeth, new Ariba deals might be somewhat stalled. Experience teaches us that in the interim the primary focus for Ariba sales reps will likely be on key SAP accounts and/or keeping their jobs. At the same time, Ariba’s competitors will likely blitz non-SAP users of Read More
Workforce Analytics - A Blend of Business Intelligence and Human Resources
In a previous blog post, I described how artificial intelligence (AI) can help human resources (HR) in the recruiting process. It is interesting to note that

ariba blog accenture  Analytics - A Blend of Business Intelligence and Human Resources In a previous blog post , I described how artificial intelligence (AI) can help human resources (HR) in the recruiting process. It is interesting to note that almost half of the people who took our poll would use AI—but not extensively. Besides being used for recruiting purposes, AI is used more and more in workforce management. By combining business intelligence (BI) with HR processes, business performance management (BPM) for HR Read More
Ariba Technologies
Ariba is a software and information technology services company headquartered in California. It was founded in 1996 on the concept of using the Internet to

ariba blog accenture  Technologies Ariba is a software and information technology services company headquartered in California. It was founded in 1996 on the concept of using the Internet to enable companies to facilitate and improve procurement processes. Ariba provides spend management solutions to help companies analyze, understand, and manage their corporate spending to achieve cost savings and business process Aefficiency. Ariba is an SAP company. Read More
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

ariba blog accenture  SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc) The first part (Part II) of this blog series  described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS ) or on-demand applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part II and Part IIa then analyzed the  top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by  Gartner . Part IIa and Part IIb also analyzed the major technical considerations that any vendor has to go through before it can embark on Read More
IBM’s Marketplace Solutions: Is Ariba Not Enough?
IBM trains its sights on helping businesses create online marketplaces. But, we ask our staff prognosticator, isn’t that what partner Ariba does?

ariba blog accenture  Marketplace Solutions: Is Ariba Not Enough? IBM’s Marketplace Solutions: Is Ariba Not Enough? D. Geller - June 8, 2000 Event Summary IBM announced the WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition to help businesses build scalable marketplaces. Among the functions of the software are a variety of dynamic trading models, aggregated catalogs, secure membership registration, and business intelligence and reporting functions. A particular and notable feature of the software is that it fully Read More
Dreamforce 2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of Dreamforce 2010, salesforce.com’s annual user conference, which has over the past several years become

ariba blog accenture  2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  talked about my attendance of Dreamforce 2010 , salesforce.com ’s annual user conference, which has over the past several years become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for enterprise applications market observers. My post concluded that while Dreamforce 2009 was mostly about continued growth of the  cloud computing  trailblazer and unveiling of Salesforce Chatter , the company’s nascent social Read More

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