(Finally!) Making Noise Again: Catching Up With IBM Emptoris on Where They’re Headed [PRO]

Compared to many competitors in the procurement solutions market, IBM Emptoris has been relatively quiet over the past eighteen months. Yet leading up to and coming out of the IBM Smarter Commerce summit this week, the Spend Matters team had the chance to spend numerous sessions drilling into all of the product investments the company has made across its suite – as well as peer into the Emptoris crystal ball to look at what is coming down the pike as the team begins to make use of a range of IBM’s IP and technology underneath the product surface. Over the coming weeks, Spend Matters Plus/PRO will be taking a closer look at the product and component/stack (e.g., reporting) enhancements that IBM Emptoris has made. But first, Jason Busch, Managing Director, shares a few high-level insights about the direction of a provider that is clearly getting a lot of attention within IBM as a core component of its Smarter Commerce strategy and investments.

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