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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

emptoris green initiatives  for more information on Emptoris ), and PROACTIS , which has a similar procurement, supplier network, and spend management value proposition primarily in the UK (see TEC’s analysis for more information on PROACTIS ), Ariba’s competitors can be classified as follows: ERP vendors, including SAP , Oracle , Infor , and Epicor (see TEC’s review of Epicor SRM )  Smaller specialty vendors, including BravoSolution , Zycus , Basware , Upside Software , Spend Radar , Rosslyn Analytics , iMany , and American

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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