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SAP and Ariba Synergy
SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer

ariba strategic acquisitions  business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself ). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference , and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.   The Ariba Business Network is a huge big data pool that could be used by SAP to discern

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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ariba strategic acquisitions  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 many of these spend management experts who are focused on adoption, implementation, and value enablement to continue its mission to help companies buy, sell, and manage cash more efficiently and effectively. Cynics would question whether this is part one of a shedding-off of assets and Read More

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