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KXEN, An Important New Asset in the Evolution of SAP Analytics
A couple of weeks ago when I was on briefed on KXEN, the predictive analytics technology provider, I was completely unaware of the deal that was being struck

ariba scoring  those of SuccessFactors.com and Ariba . More specifically, SAP will benefit from a predictive analytics offering that already has presence in the cloud. KXEN has successfully deployed a predictive analytics platform in the cloud, Cloud Prediction platform. This multitenant-based service contains a set of packages for performing general-purpose predictive analytics operations and a series of added Salesforce apps, enabling a Salesforce user to directly connect with KXEN’s InifiniteInsight and to perform

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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 scoring  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

hybris Helps SAP Retail and CRM


As my colleague Bob Eastman reported in a blogpost earlier today, SAP plans to acquire hybris, a vibrant and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology with the choice of on-premises or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world struggle with the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever-growing number of delivery channels, devices, and touch points. The

ariba scoring  industries. The acquisition of Ariba last year has covered the first process, while hybris should help with the latter two processes. Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, hybris is a fast growing e-commerce software company offering a multi-channel commerce platform that incorporates omni-channel solutions, with 500 customers worldwide. The combination of hybris' commerce platform with the flagship in-memory platform SAP HANA , analytical and cloud applications, and the SAP Jam social Read More

Application Portfolio Management: Delivering Improved Functionality


Today’s technology and application leaders are pressured to deliver functionality that drives efficiency, innovation, and growth—while reducing costs. As a result, technology and application portfolio management (APM) are top business priorities. Learn about a framework for implementing an APM program that can enable your company to monitor and analyze the impact of application changes and reduce portfolio complexity.

ariba scoring  Portfolio Management: Delivering Improved Functionality Without a clear view of application performance, controlling costs and improving ROI is difficult. APM is one of the best tools for evaluating, balancing, and enhancing the value of application portfolios and supporting fact-based decision-making. Source: Lionbridge Technologies Resources Related to Application Portfolio Management: Delivering Improved Functionality : Application Portfolio Management (Wikipedia) Application Portfolio 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 suite of products, including access to its purchasing network, will be available to small and mid-sized companies as an outsourced, Web-based product.

ariba scoring  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

SciQuest Acquires Assets of Spend Radar (and Rounds Out Its Spend Management Suite)


Now that Emptoris and Ariba are gone as independent spend management software suite vendors (acquired by IBM and SAP respectively), is SciQuest trying to take their place? The company may indeed have those aspirations, based on its 2011 acquisition of AECsoft for Supplier Information Management (SIM), Supplier Diversity, and Sourcing Technology, and the recent 2012 acquisition of Upside Software

ariba scoring  Now that Emptoris and Ariba are gone as independent spend management software suite vendors (acquired by IBM and SAP respectively), is SciQuest trying to take their place? The company may indeed have those aspirations, based on its 2011 acquisition of AECsoft for Supplier Information Management (SIM), Supplier Diversity, and Sourcing Technology, and the recent 2012 acquisition of Upside Software for its leading Contract Management capabilities. Most recently, SciQuest acquired Spend Radar LLC , a rapidly Read More

SAP Innovations Infusing the Ariba Network




ariba scoring  Innovations Infusing the Ariba Network One of the major announcement sets at the recently held joint SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in Madrid, Spain, November 13-16, 2012, was about SAP’s plans to infuse SAP innovations into the world's most powerful business network, Ariba Network . Through the recent combination of SAP and Ariba , close to 1 million companies are now connected to the Ariba Network—more than any other trading network. The introduction of SAP innovations in social, mobile, and Read More

New Venture Fund to Propel XML


Internet entrepreneur David Poole announced the creation of a venture capital fund targeted to XML-based companies.

ariba scoring  Microsoft, Commerce One and Ariba (See TEC's News Analysis article: Ariba Successes Highlight Standards Wars August, 1999). While the focus of many backroom projects, XML has not much serious support at present. This new fund will have a strong positive multiplier effect on XML development. Poole told TEC that he expects XML to penetrate the Internet in two waves. The first changes will occur within companies, as they prepare their internal systems and technology tools to communicate using XML. Poole Read More

Nipendo’s Milestone Challenges E-invoicing Establishment


Nipendo, a fledgling provider of a cloud buyer-supplier collaboration platform, recently announced a new milestone marking the rapid adoption of its Supplier Cloud platform by buyer and supplier organizations, exceeding one million automated procure-to-pay (P2P) transactions per month. Small specialist vendors are beginning to challenge the P2P supremacy of the supplier-buyer network leaders.

ariba scoring  entire supplier ecosystem.   Ariba remains the supplier-buyer network leader. Pretty much every company Nipendo talks to has already implemented Ariba, and thus is counted as “connected.” But many of these companies typically have only a fraction of their purchasing running through Ariba Network . Most of it is not straight-through processed to SAP or other ERP systems, and the level of automated touch-free processing is typically very low.   Ariba needs to do more with regard to smart invoicing or Read More

Ariba Holds Announcement Festival


Ariba shells out to hold a meeting in Miami. The IBM/i2/Ariba alliance is going strong, and new tools will make it easier for the rest of us to get on board.

ariba scoring  Holds Announcement Festival Ariba Holds Announcement Festival D. Geller - October 2, 2000 Event Summary Ariba held the LIVE Miami 2000 event in Miami, Florida to showcase some notable successes and new announcements. One of the most significant was the completion of the first phase of the roadmap for the IBM/i2/Ariba alliance (see B2Big Deal for IBM, Ariba, and i2 ). Claiming that the effort required 300 developers for a period of two and a half months, the alliance announced that the baseline Read More

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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 scoring  on Procurement and Predictive Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference (or collaborative commerce summit, if you will) by Ariba , an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The conference’s mission remains the same: to be a forum for sharing ideas and best practices, networking with peers, and learning how technology and network insights can drive cost savings, efficiency, risk mitigation, and innovation for businesses big and small. The major themes of this Read More

TEC Vendor Challenge - Scoring Scripted Demonstrations


Scripted demonstrations are a critical part of the ERP selection process. They help you evaluate things that you won't find in a feature list—like usability and flexibility. Scoring scripted demonstrations in a systematic way, you can quantify your subjective opinions about those so-called soft criteria, and make them a part of the selection process.

ariba scoring  Vendor Challenge - Scoring Scripted Demonstrations Scripted demonstrations are a critical part of the ERP selection process. They help you evaluate things that you won't find in a feature list—like usability and flexibility. Scoring scripted demonstrations in a systematic way, you can quantify your subjective opinions about those so-called soft criteria, and make them a part of the selection process. Read More

Commerce One Tries Harder


E-procurement's number two firm announced a fleet of new products and services across its entire product line.

ariba scoring  it seems inconceivable that Ariba will not have a similar announcement or announcement freeze before too long. They, too, want to put you in the drivers' seat. So for product selection, Commerce One's new features are unlikely to tip many product selections definitively. But, if Ariba is on the top of your list, this will give you additional negotiating leverage. Contrariwise, if Commerce One is, or becomes, your number one choice, you can rely on the expectations of Ariba's future releases to help you Read More

Software as a Service beyond Customer Relationship Management and Sales


Applications are more often outsourced than infrastructure, and this is increasingly done through software as a service (SaaS). Vendors such as WebEx, Webcom, MCA Solutions, and Ariba are delivering applications as SaaS.

ariba scoring  Last but not least, Ariba , the e-commerce pioneer, has lately been developing spend management solutions to help companies optimize the money they spend, and it now makes all of its technology and services available over the Internet on a subscription basis via an on-demand delivery model. The vendor's specialty is spend management, for which it provides a suite of pre-integrated solutions, such as spend visibility, strategic sourcing, and procurement, to ensure effective management of the full Read More