Please click here for the first installment in this series, which examined a general business model and customer orientation and outlook comparison between Oracle and SAP/Ariba in the procurement technology area. Today we’ll look at:
- Product rationalization (Ariba) compared with product proliferation (Oracle)
- Underlying technology and product assets
- Product innovation (and roadmap)
- Partnerships and ecosystem
Product rationalization (Ariba) compared with product proliferation (Oracle)
While we have already touched on some high-level product rationalization regarding SAP/Ariba, it is important to understand exactly how quickly the organization has moved to rationalize specific product areas. In less than two quarters since closing the acquisition, SAP has made the following decisions (our analysis of these actions and comparative product capabilities will follow in a forthcoming PRO research and webinar series):
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