Tradeshift Buys Babelway: A ‘First Take’ Analysis [PRO]

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Earlier today, Tradeshift announced it had acquired Babelway — a technology provider that straddles the line between a cloud integration broker/hub and electronic data interchange (EDI) enablement. It will provide integration services to Tradeshift customers.

This Spend Matters PRO “First Take” analysis offers additional insight on what we know about Babelway and what it does (in plain English), insight into the acquisition/rationale, and a cursory analysis of what it means to Tradeshift customers, partners and competitors.

Afternoon Coffee: U.S.-China Trade Meetings Planned for January; Infrastructure Spending Rises

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that U.S.-China trade talks to expand on a tariff truce are planned for January, Bloomberg News reports. State and local infrastructure spending is up, fueled by sales taxes from consumer spending but not reaching the levels before the Great Recession took its toll, The Wall Street Journal reports. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news.

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