According to Hackett research, collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume.
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The new cloud-based service leverages applications and insights within Ariba Network to streamline and enhance settlement and reconciliation of business commerce.
Serena jumped into the mashup world just a little under a year ago. At the time, I said I thought they were "taking a walk on the wild services side," but I saw great hope for their approach. Just last month, Serena made news again when it released its Mashup Composer service, which allows users to drag and drop a wide variety of consumer information and combine it with data from internal applications.
One example of a successful Business Mashup is the Serena Salesforce.com Credit Approval Mashup. The Mashup automates the interaction with D&B credit information via a StrikeIron Web service and allows sales personnel to request approval to extend credit to prospects. It can be downloaded for free along with a demo from the Mashup Exchange. A subscription to the data can be obtained from StrikeIron.
MedAssets, in partnership with Ariba, an SAP company, has found ways to improve health provider and supplier compliance, reduce costs, and develop better accuracy.
Using Ariba, Koozoo was able to make sophisticated decisions on small-batch purchases of unfamiliar products.
Ariba, Dell Boomi to unveil collaboration enhancements for networked economy at Ariba Live conference
At its Ariba Live conference next week, Ariba will advance greater collaboration among companies with an enhanced set of tools.
We ask our distinguished panel of analysts and experts for their top five predictions for IT growth through 2010 and beyond now that the IT spending recession appears to have bottomed out.
The latest release from the Dublin, Ireland-based IONA includes a comprehensive implementation of SWIFTNet MT Standards Release 2008, a new free online validation service, and new offerings for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives processing and payments STP.
Blue Marble Media in Atlanta has been using so-called spot-buying capabilities on the Ariba Network and Ariba Discovery to find new sales channels and new clients in the cloud.