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Applications Unlimited Oracle vs. We Know Best SAP/Ariba

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It's rare for a large ERP/MRP and business applications deal between top enterprise software vendors (Oracle, SAP) to hinge on the competitive capabilities of the procurement suite. Yet with SAP buying Ariba, the importance of direct comparisons between Oracle and SAP will increase in the procurement area for several reasons. In this paper, Jason Busch outlines what you need to know about Oracle and SAP/Ariba's differing outlooks on their individual solution approaches - and why it matters for the future of procurement.

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Ask the Expert: Providers Who Actually Get to the Root of Risk & Compliance

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Warning – this session is for those who have realized that most actual risk lurks in areas where visibility is poor. We will disappoint anyone just looking for a clever algorithm around analyzing publicly available financial information.

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Ariba/SAP, Fees and Future Networks

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Ariba has many suppliers paying thousands – sometimes tens of thousands or more – per year to transact across their network with multiple trading partners. This helps offset the cost of their P2P application for buyers, and allows Ariba to compete on price as well as product. Many procurement professionals though, believe that suppliers will factor any additional transaction costs they may incur into their pricing. This research, previously only available to Spend Matters PRO members, looks at the pros and cons of Ariba’s supplier network strategy, exploring what it means for both buyers and suppliers. We also examine some providers who are taking a new approach to supplier network connectivity - and we hope it helps to understand the magnitude of the SAP/Ariba acquisition and how to strategize going forward.

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Ariba/SAP, Fees and Future Networks

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Ariba has many suppliers paying thousands – sometimes tens of thousands or more – per year to transact across their network with multiple trading partners. This helps offset the cost of their P2P application for buyers, and allows Ariba to compete on price as well as product. Many procurement professionals though, believe that suppliers will factor any additional transaction costs they may incur into their pricing. This research, previously only available to Spend Matters PRO members, looks at the pros and cons of Ariba’s supplier network strategy, exploring what it means for both buyers and suppliers. We also examine some providers who are taking a new approach to supplier network connectivity - and we hope it helps to understand the magnitude of the SAP/Ariba acquisition and how to strategize going forward.

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Will Supplier Networks Thrive, Implode, or Evolve?

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download NEW! The Great Debate: Will Supplier Networks Thrive, Implode, or Evolve? By Christian Lanng, Tradeshift, Pierre Mitchell and Jason Busch, Spend Matters and Jay Merenda This paper is a collection of short essays from four panelists who recently participated in the Spend Matters webinar The Great Debate: Will Supplier Networks Thrive, Implode, or Evolve? On the Spend Matters side, Pierre Mitchell leads with Semantics Matter: Separating Network/Platform Church and Application State, and Jason Busch contributes The Importance of Developing a Point of View (POV): Networks, Platforms and Applications. We then take it to […]

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The Managed Services Connection — The Evolving Role of MSPs in Services Procurement

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Learn about the procurement / HR MSP connection and other areas factoring into MSP selection including: pricing models and approaches, contingent labor vs. SOW MSP differences, VMS (vendor management system) implications and a shortlist of tier one and tier two MSP providers to consider.

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