Will the Ariba/SAP Deal Close? What Customers, Prospects, Competitors and Investors Should Consider (Part 2) [Plus+]

Since the announced transaction, a range of Ariba and SAP competitors have been making aggressive moves to unseat their large rivals, taking a classic software FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) approach to clouding prospect and customer impressions of the deal. Some have suggested what we believe to be unsubstantiated claims about a proposed Ariba/SAP combined solution roadmap to create further uncertainty around integration timelines and the benefits of an integrated Ariba/SAP organization (at least for a number of years).

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