I'm sure that I'll get a ton of good content to work with throughout Ariba's analyst day. But I wanted to set expectations with readers that I'll be posting what I learn -- not to mention my analysis -- throughout the coming week. So check back on Friday for some early dispatches and again next week (I'll try to post a bit today if I have the time). I expect that there will be many lessons in the day for companies that want to develop a shared services approach to Spend Management within their own four walls (not to mention how best to leverage third party service providers on a targeted basis). And of course the day should shed some light on Ariba's performance and direction, as well.