The Future of the Ariba Network with SAP (Part 2) [Plus+]

A major element of Ariba’s turnaround, furthered by the acquisition of Quadrem, was shifting the cost equation from buyers to suppliers for transactional procurement activity. By making suppliers pay more for transactional network fees, Ariba could effectively charge less for buyers and still maintain an attractive gross margin that was in line with smaller, best of breed competitors (like Coupa, that would often cost more than Ariba in subscription-fees after changing the business model).

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