This is Jason's forte. To be honest, I know I've been here awhile now, but sometimes I can literally only edit these posts to make sure the sentences make sense! From new partnerships, new offerings, and the death of old methodologies, 2010 has been a year of innovation in the area of technology perhaps more than anything else. See below.
Rearden Commerce Acquires Ketera, Creating a New, Broad Spend Management Offering -- Rearden Commerce just announced that it is acquiring Ketera. For those who don't know Rearden, the company has long focused on positioning itself as a personal services (e.g., air, car rental, hotel, dining, small parcel/overnight, etc.) procurement and business/personal life-simplifying complement to traditional P2P providers.
D&B Goes Mobile With New Smartphone-Optimized Supply Risk Capability (Part 1) -- Today, D&B will announce a new mobile website for accessing supply risk information on a variety of wireless smartphone devices. Spend Matters was briefed about the new mobile toolset yesterday and had the chance to walk through a webex demonstration and then demo the capabilities on our own mobile device.
Accenture Closes Ariba Services Acquisition -- Ariba and Accenture are positioning the deal as "giving Accenture ownership of Ariba's category expertise, sourcing process expertise and strategic sourcing execution resources." The deal is limited to these areas, as "Ariba has retained its sourcing technology and the resources within its Global Services organization that are dedicated to software implementation, enablement and adoption."