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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

hosting cost model flow chart  between the negative connotations of hosting and dotcoms of the late 1990’s and the upbeat SaaS and cloud business models this time around. Ariba is now focused on evolving from being a software company that happens to have a huge network of buyers and suppliers to having the Ariba Network , formerly  Ariba Supply Network (ASN) , at the core of its value proposition. While the company will no doubt continue to grow its solutions business, the focus on the ASN means that it may become increasingly

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