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Ariba Hopes to Spark Chain Reaction
Two recent partnership announcements, with InterWorld and Siebel, reveal how E-procurement wunderkind Ariba thinks about the future of electronic purchasing.

ariba growth strategy  reason that partnering with Ariba today would preclude partnering with another purchasing network tomorrow. However in these early days of still-emerging standards (See TEC News Analysis article: New Venture Fund to Propel XML October 13th, 1999) the knowledge and technology that support the proper approach may not have reached all suppliers. Although these are good moves for Ariba, this does not significantly slow down any of its competitors. The space is just too big, at least for now, and Wall

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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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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 growth strategy  new suppliers to the Ariba Network are reportedly seeing a 20 to 30 percent year-over-year sales growth as a result of their participation. Both buyers and sellers can also manage their cash (working capital) better through the Ariba Commerce Cloud. Ariba’s Portfolio of Collaborative Business Commerce Solutions Ariba solutions address the three areas of collaborative business commerce: Buy, Sell, and Manage Cash. Each area has different stakeholders, albeit with some overlap. Within each category there Read More

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 a successful professional service provider (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus

ariba growth strategy  is indeed interesting that Ariba would buy FreeMarkets for nearly US$500 million in 2004, integrate it, and then do an about face. Perhaps the company hasn’t managed to fully take advantage of the acquired customer base and achieve the desired license growth (that other players might have seen in similar acquisitions)? Ariba maintains that this was a strategic decision. The company has a Global Services Organization with over 400 category experts and spend management professionals. Ariba is retaining Read More

J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 2: The Implications


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. The new initiatives and the profitability are steps in the right direction, but the market will have a close eye on new license sales

ariba growth strategy  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. A small enterprise does not care much for trendy IT buzzwords - it simply wants to manufacture and deliver a product in a most efficient way and by utilizing minimal necessary resources. J.D. Edwards Read More

Inside the Age of Social Enterprise with Salesforce.com


Over the past several years, salesforce.com’s annual user conference Dreamforce has become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for enterprise applications market observers. Well, Dreamforce 2011 was somewhat different as it took place in late August and early September 2011, but the vibrant feel of the event was no different. Indeed, in these prolonged times of bad

ariba growth strategy  independent software vendors (ISVs). Ariba, Infor, Blackboard (see  TEC ’s related recent article ), Active Endpoints, Concur, PROS Pricing, BigMachines, FinancialForce.com, Xactly Coporation , and Callidus Software  are only a few of vendors that currently (or are about to) offer brand new solutions on Force.com. On a somewhat down side, this cloud proliferation inevitably leads to somewhat strained and cooled off relationship with some once close partners. Namely, another curiosity in 2011 was that Read More

Growth Solutions for Data Storage: Meeting Needs Now and in the Future for Small Business


For business everywhere, the growth in the Internet has resulted in an enormous challenge to effectively and affordably manage, store, and archive digital files. In small to medium businesses (SMBs), solutions to store and manage digital files are often on a PC server or external hard drive—which can limit growth. SMBs should look for a storage and file management solution that allows for incremental growth. Find out why.

ariba growth strategy  Solutions for Data Storage: Meeting Needs Now and in the Future for Small Business For business everywhere, the growth in the Internet has resulted in an enormous challenge to effectively and affordably manage, store, and archive digital files. In small to medium businesses (SMBs), solutions to store and manage digital files are often on a PC server or external hard drive—which can limit growth. SMBs should look for a storage and file management solution that allows for incremental growth. Find Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

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Ariba and Dell Boomi to Simplify Seller Integration


Similar to the Ariba LIVE conference last year, one of the main themes at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference was again that Ariba, now an SAP company, is making it easier than ever for companies to connect to the Ariba Network and collaborate. Accordingly, Ariba and Dell Boomi announced that they are teaming up to deliver pre-packaged integration as a service offering for selling organizations

ariba growth strategy  Integration Similar to  the Ariba LIVE conference last year , one of the main themes at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference was again that Ariba , now an SAP company, is making it easier than ever for companies to connect to the Ariba Network and collaborate. Accordingly,  Ariba and Dell Boomi announced that they are teaming up to deliver pre-packaged integration as a service offering for selling organizations. Designed to simplify and speed up integration to the Ariba Network, the Ariba Integration Read More

Ariba Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain


Ariba, a leader in E-procurement software and market management, pays $1.86 billion in stock to acquire TRADEX, a vendor of software that lets its customers build their own Internet marketplaces.

ariba growth strategy  date of the announcement. Ariba sells software that lets companies engage in E-procurement, and manages marketplaces that bring together its buy-side customers with vendors. Ariba's marketplaces are primarily for MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products. TRADEX sells software that allows its customers to build and manage Internet marketplaces. Market Impact It has been obvious for a while that Ariba needed to make a move into the incredibly fertile arena of vertical markets. The acquisition of Read More

PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers


Putting PeopleSoft's strategy to work for the JD Edwards community. What can the JD Edwards install-base expect from the PeopleSoft merger?

ariba growth strategy  Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers Event Summary The executive team of the new PeopleSoft addressed a tough audience of financial and industry analysts this day. We got to ask them the tough questions on the JD Edwards/PeopleSoft merger. This merger is about product expansion, not consolidation is Craig Conway's (CEO of PeopleSoft) commitment and mantra to customers and investors. His analogy is the Jaguar, purchased by the Ford Motor Company. Ford did not eliminate the Jaguar—it Read More

Partnering with Retailers for Sustainable Growth and Profitability


With retailers trying to stem consumer migration, and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers striving to achieve sustainable growth and profitability, retailer and manufacturer joint value propositions can increase inventory turns, improve cash flow, and increase revenue and profits. However, joint value propositions involve more than retailer-specific packaging or unique products. For ultimate success, a different way of doing business is required.

ariba growth strategy  with Retailers for Sustainable Growth and Profitability With retailers trying to stem consumer migration, and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers striving to achieve sustainable growth and profitability, retailer and manufacturer joint value propositions can increase inventory turns, improve cash flow, and increase revenue and profits. However, joint value propositions involve more than retailer-specific packaging or unique products. For ultimate success, a different way of doing Read More

Improving Training Productivity and Implementing Online Learning to Manage Rapid Growth


Having experienced rapid growth, HDFC Standard Life (HDFCSL) needed to scale up learning and development to accommodate the rush of new hires and reach all employees. HDFCSL launched a companywide learning management program based on the SumTotal Learning Management solution that delivers, tracks, and analyzes the progress of blended online and instructor-based training, raising employee participation to 100% within 5 months.

ariba growth strategy  Training Productivity and Implementing Online Learning to Manage Rapid Growth Having experienced rapid growth, HDFC Standard Life (HDFCSL) needed to scale up learning and development to accommodate the rush of new hires and reach all employees. HDFCSL launched a companywide learning management program based on the SumTotal Learning Management solution that delivers, tracks, and analyzes the progress of blended online and instructor-based training, raising employee participation to 100% within 5 Read More

Digitize Your Product Strategy


Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi-annual or even annual meetings. However, this often raises balance or alignment issues only after millions of dollars have been spent. What’s needed is real-time information that can be used to conduct continuous, automated assessment of portfolio status.

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Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?


Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches.

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