CombineNet Content

Sourcing Optimization is Easier Than Ever: What’s Next? [Plus+]

Our next Ask the Expert webinar for Plus and PRO members is this Thursday, 9/12, from 10-10:30am Central. This week we feature lead analyst Thomas Kase with a presentation titled Sourcing Optimization is Easier than Ever: What's Next? Optimization has been a scary word in sourcing - many buyers are either afraid of it or have dismissed it, and even fewer understand it. Several solution providers throw the word around fairly loosely and others are far more rigorous. The bottom line is that sourcing optimization is easier than ever - ready to use for most organizations. But we're here to talk about the next level - the "end-to-end suite optimization" provider. Thomas will then take a special look at what the CombineNet offering can deliver at its new home, SciQuest before answering audience questions on that deal and more. PRO/Plus members, click on through to register.

A Post-Acquisition Guide For SciQuest and CombineNet Customers [PRO]

Today we’re providing analysis specifically for SciQuest and CombineNet customers regarding the transaction (the recommendations might be useful to consultants who work with either firm and channel partners as well). The deal was just announced earlier this week, so don’t feel like you’re behind the customer or partner 8 ball in trying to make sense of it! Look for a list of specific action items to tick off as a current SciQuest or CombineNet customer post-acquisition -- and what to expect in the future.

SciQuest and CombineNet: Initial Market Implications [PRO]

After the market closed yesterday, SciQuest announced it was acquiring CombineNet. Today we will limit our PRO analysis to our initial take on the transaction from a market perspective, pending additional insight and briefings from the SciQuest and CombineNet teams and discussions with customers at the CombineNet Customer and Partner Conference taking place later in September (which both Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell will be attending). While we will explore competitive and product implications of the announcement in separate PRO coverage, it is important to note that this announcement is likely to accelerate further moves in the market by competitors (e.g., Ariba/SAP and Oracle) to either get in or get out of the sourcing market – or simply give away functionality as part of broader deals. Plus and PRO members, click through for the latest in-depth coverage of the deal.