SAP Acquisition of Ariba Is Good News for our Industry

Last week marked a big turning point in our industry with the announcement that SAP acquired Ariba for $4.3 B.  As a CEO of a technology company dedicated to delivering solutions that handle supplier information management and recovery auditing, I was especially excited and intrigued by SAP’s move. Why?  Because the acquisition has direct implications [...]

Lavante and Ariba highlighted for New Cashflow Metrics

AP Matters Magazine highlighted Lavante in a recent article in their September/October edition. The Article features conversations with executives from Lavante and Ariba discussing how their firms are creating new cash flow metrics that are helping financial executive watch there bottom line a little more closely. Joe Flynn, CEO of Lavante discussed how Lavante's DCO [...]

SaaS and “SaaSification” at AMR Supply Chain Executive Conference Sponsored by Ariba.

I am currently on site at AMR's Supply Chain Executive Conference, and I sat in on an extraordinary session called "Supply Chain in a Cloud."  The presentation was sponsored by Ariba and presented by AMR heavies, Mickey North Rizza and Dennis Gaughan.  I have plenty to say about the research results and the light that AMR [...]