SAP/Ariba and Fieldglass acquisition coverage, trends in supplier management webinar

Well, as Peter said, Jason Busch predicted that there would be a major VMS acquisition this year. And so it has come to pass. Here's all of our recent coverage of SAP/Ariba's plans to buy Fieldglass:

Upcoming webinar!
Cloud solutions (just like clouds in the sky) take a lot of imagination to make them look like something recognizable. You may have fantasized about Cloud-based, customized solutions that address the complexity of your unique spend management processes, but believe us, we know the reality is much more difficult than laying in a field, staring at the sky, and using your imagination. We'd love to have you join us on April 16 from 12-1pm Central for Trends in Spend Management: Customization vs. Configuration, featuring our own Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, Paul Noel of Ivalua, and Steve Huston of Havi Global Solutions for some more solid (and less wispy) conclusions!

Interesting solution provider news:
Jason Busch interviewed Scanmarket's Ole Nielsen on e-sourcing adoption in the US and Europe, marketplaces...and failing customers.

Let's talk procurement operating models with KPMG.

And just a quick reminder: Spend Matters Almanac is live and accepting entries at all levels.

No music this week, unfortunately, but here is something that I found rather jaw dropping (I can't help but wonder how this will affect certain supply chains): This Edible Blob is a Water Bottle Without the Plastic

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Source: Fastcoexist

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