The future of the Ariba network under SAP is clearly dependent on taking advantage of the fundamental shift in scale, speed, data and analytics that SAP already has in their technology arsenal. If SAP gets the future of the Ariba network business right, the only provider they’ll have to worry about in the near-term horizon is Oracle, which has similar underlying assets they can exploit. But the good news for SAP in this regard is that Oracle has a very limited network capability today and no experience with network commercial models in the procurement area.
The Future of the Ariba Network with SAP (Part 3) [Plus+]
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