SAP and IBM have announced plans for a global collaboration to provide business software solutions and consulting services for the transportation and logistics industry. The new collaboration is intended to combine IBM’s strategy, industry consulting, and experience in managing large-scale global business transformation projects with SAP’s supply chain management (SCM) software.
SCM players, such as JDA Software , Manhattan Associates , Descartes , Logility , and others, continue to innovate, they will still maintain a functional capabilities gap versus SAP or Oracle . The market is changing, however. As all the major players have strong capabilities, and as supply chain operations continue to become more complex for many reasons, their business is becoming more about services, including consulting and cloud services. SAP and Oracle have traditionally not been strong in these