Exploring the Post-Calderoni Era for SAP/Ariba Customers: Asking the Hard Questions [Plus+]

Earlier this week, we began to look at some of the challenges that await the new leadership assuming the procurement and cloud mantle at SAP after the departure of Bob Calderoni and Kevin Costello. One could argue that as much work remains from a solution integration and planning perspective as did shortly following the acquisition announcement in 2012. One of the core challenges is that Ariba’s buy-side application suite highly overlaps with SAPs combination of legacy applications from ECC/SRM/Sourcing, in addition to applications like SRM User Interface and non-SRM supplier-facing applications such as Supply Network Collaboration.

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