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Oracle Fusion Procurement: Building Out From a New Nucleus (Part 4)

In summary, Oracle Fusion Procurement attempts to differentiate itself in the source-to-pay market not by coming out on top in every checklist comparison with competitors, but by introducing a different design and communications philosophy focusing on how users – both within procurement and more broadly in the business – should interact with an application. From tying in communications like instant messaging and telephony for internal collaborators and suppliers to rebuilding a pretty decent version of Excel-like capability, Oracle Fusion Procurement aims to become more than just a buying tool. Rather, it really begs itself to be used as a true workspace for everything buying and supplier related.

Oracle Fusion Procurement: Building Out From a New Nucleus (Part 3) [Plus+]

The diversity of Oracle Fusion Procurement customers to date is representative of the different priorities of organizations selecting the toolset. In speaking with and hearing the case of one Oracle Fusion Procurement reference user, we learned that some users are prioritizing the integration of different types of supplier management data in tandem with sourcing to provide a single source of truth for supplier information along with a cockpit for sourcing event executives. The priority, in this case, was to drive data consolidation to improve reporting as well as to streamline information gathering from suppliers.

SAP and Ariba: Customer and Prospect Implications – E-Invoicing (Part 2) [Plus+]

This research brief provides a comparison and overview of different e-invoicing elements contained in solutions provided by SAP and Ariba (including invoice/data submission supplier portal, interoperability/integration, network connectivity, etc.). It explores current capabilities of SAP and Ariba (including partner solutions), comparative strengths/weaknesses, operating philosophies (e.g., network centric vs. network/connectivity agnostic) and alternative approaches in the market. This piece will be of particular use to any prospect or customer of Ariba or SAP looking to develop an e-invoicing strategy, pursue a selection process or look to potential solution upgrades. It also provides insight into possible integrated roadmap and solution direction for SAP and Ariba based on an outside perspective.

SAP and Ariba: Customer and Prospect Implications – E-Invoicing (Part 1) [Plus+]

This research brief provides a comparison and overview of different e-invoicing elements contained in solutions provided by SAP and Ariba (including invoice/data submission supplier portal, interoperability/integration, network connectivity, etc.). It explores current capabilities of SAP and Ariba (including partner solutions), comparative strengths/weaknesses, operating philosophies (e.g., network centric vs. network/connectivity agnostic) and alternative approaches in the market. This piece will be of particular use to any prospect or customer of Ariba or SAP looking to develop an e-invoicing strategy, pursue a selection process or look to potential solution upgrades. It also provides insight into possible integrated roadmap and solution direction for SAP and Ariba based on an outside perspective.