What’s Next for Ariba and SAP: Big Questions Remain after Bob Calderoni’s Departure [Plus+]

On Monday, we broke the news that Bob Calderoni, former CEO of Ariba and past President of SAP Cloud, is leaving the organization. Kevin Costello, who served as President of Ariba within SAP, is also leaving, according to a number of sources. The departure of the two executives provides some important opportunities for SAP to revisit Ariba’s current (and past) business model, general strategy, and product strategy. In this analysis, we will begin to explore some of the successes and challenges SAP has faced integrating the Ariba business into the fold, and the type of new thinking that could benefit both SAP and their customers, given the fresh start that new leadership provides.

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