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SAP Ariba and IBM’s New Partnership – An Executive Q&A

Ardent’s team met with the executives at SAP Ariba and IBM to discuss the new partnership in more detail. Below is a series of questions and answers that we believe will be helpful to the customers and prospects of both companies. You may also want to read our initial coverage of the announcement and my Instant Analysis...

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Instant Analysis: SAP Ariba and IBM’s New Partnership

When is an acquisition not an acquisition? When two of the world’s largest technology companies are involved… Earlier today, SAP Ariba and IBM announced a new and unique partnership that bonds the two companies together over new cognitive procurement solutions and the migration of current IBM Emptoris customers to the Ariba solution suite and network. Ardent’s...

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SAP Ariba Partners with IBM Emptoris to Bring Cognitive Procurement to the Masses

This morning at SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference, SAP Ariba President, Alex Atzberger announced that his company will partner with IBM Emptoris to bring cognitive procurement to the Ariba Network of more than 2.5 million users.  Ardent Partners connected with Alex and Mike O’Leary, Director, Procurement Solutions and Supply Chain Insights, IBM Watson Customer Engagement, prior to the announcement to...

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2017 Beeline Conference Wrap-Up: Connecting, Learning, Succeeding…and Innovating

During this week’s annual Beeline user conference at the Loews Sapphire Resort in Orlando, the Vendor Management System (VMS) solution’s CEO and president, Doug Leeby, stated that the technology market within the non-employee workforce industry is smaller than other major business spaces. However, the most interesting factor in that statement is this: the level of...

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ISM 2017 Conference To Tackle Global Issues, Uncertainty

In about a month, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will host its 102nd annual conference in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The ISM Conference is always a big draw for procurement and supply management professionals looking to network, learn best practices from their peers, and hear inspirational speakers from inside and outside of the...

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Ivalua Now 2017

Ivalua held its second annual Ivalua Now customer conference last week in New York City. Ivalua was founded in 2000 and offers an end-to-end suite of spend management solutions. The company, which was founded in France, previously held a biennial user conference in Paris (here is our coverage of those prior events iValua On Air 2013 and Ivalua...

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Webinar! AP Automation 2017: The Next Level in Strategy & Innovation – Register Today!

From new technology in finance automation to new strategies for growth and revenue, the B2B landscape has undergone mega-millennial modernization. A lot has happened. Are you caught up? Join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, and representatives from Corcentric on Thursday, December 15 at 2 PM EST on this free webinar, AP Automation 2017:...

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Webinar! Ardent Partners’ 2016-2017 ePayables Technology and Innovation Outlook!

Join Ardent Partners and Perfect Commerce on Thursday, October 27 at 2:00 PM EST for a complimentary webinar on our ePayables: The 2016-2017 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report. Innovative technologies can, and frequently do, have a dramatic impact on accounts payable (“AP”) operations. The right automation solution can streamline invoicing and payment processes, as well as...

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Dispatch from IBM Empower 2016

rdent’s analysts attend dozens of conferences each year. Typically our coverage of an event lags the event by days (and sometimes, unavoidably, by weeks), but our research objective/goal is not to be first to market, but rather to deliver reflective, value-added analysis of an event that is relevant to our readers. Today, however, I’ll try...

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Upcoming Webinar: How AP Departments Can Maximize ROI and Efficiencies in 2016

2016 has proven to be transformative for many accounts payable (“AP”) teams. AP departments have positioned themselves as strategic business partners that can increase efficiencies and make an impact on business operations far beyond AP’s traditional sphere of influence. AP teams interested in moving to a higher level of performance must garner the support of...

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