SAP and Ariba: Customer and Prospect Implications – E-Invoicing (Part 1) [Plus+]
This research brief provides a comparison and overview of different e-invoicing elements contained in solutions provided by SAP and Ariba (including invoice/data submission supplier portal, interoperability/integration, network connectivity, etc.). It explores current capabilities of SAP and Ariba (including partner solutions), comparative strengths/weaknesses, operating philosophies (e.g., network centric vs. network/connectivity agnostic) and alternative approaches in the market. This piece will be of particular use to any prospect or customer of Ariba or SAP looking to develop an e-invoicing strategy, pursue a selection process or look to potential solution upgrades. It also provides insight into possible integrated roadmap and solution direction for SAP and Ariba based on an outside perspective.