Leaving for LIVE

I'm headed to the airport later today to take off for Ariba LIVE. This year's event coverage on Spend Matters should prove insightful on many levels. First, I've got a number of discussions already planned with some of the more advanced Spend Management organizations who will be attending the event. I'm hoping to share some of the more subtle "tricks of the trade" these companies have deployed to achieve the best possible procurement results. Second, I'm really looking forward to understanding how Ariba is positioning itself to fit into the broader applistructure ecosystem given the rise of ERP SRM. Third, I'm going to dig into the compliance issue in significant detail, as this seems to be a topic that is rising in interest these days. And fourth, I'm planning to pick some of the best minds in the business for their opinions on the future of global sourcing and outsourcing, tackling such areas as near-shoring, China/India sourcing, and managed procurement services. Stay tuned!

Jason Busch

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