It's been an intense week and a half at Spend Matters with our PRO premium content launch -- not to mention our general coverage of the SAP and Ariba acquisition. Without question, our most insightful coverage of the deal can be found on Spend Matters PRO (subscribers only -- same day access available with the caveat that if you apply today, look for an access email in your inbox bright and early Monday morning).
Next week, we have two more PRO, subscriber-only pieces coming out next week on the transaction (in addition to features on supplier diversity, Oracle Fusion and other topics). One of next week's Ariba and SAP briefs features a 2,000 word comparative look SAP's and Ariba's e-invoicing and related network capabilities and partnerships -- including strengths, weaknesses and possible product integration direction. Another is titled: Will the Ariba/SAP Deal Close? What Customers, Prospects, Competitors and Investors Should Consider. Our eProcurement product comparison and product integration analysis will follow the week after next.
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Current PRO briefs on SAP and Ariba can be accessed via the links below (Upgraded PRO subscribers only):
On the regular Spend Matters site, additional higher-level coverage can be found across multiple columns and articles (available free of charge). Please note that some of the PRO research briefs contain short excerpts on the main Spend Matters site (see below):
Gartner has also covered the acquisition in a PDF available for public download (a good quick summary at 607 words).