QUOTE AND NEWS
Forbes  Mar 22  Comment 
SAP Ariba plans to use blockchain technology to help users track shipments.
Insurance Journal  Mar 13  Comment 
OutsideIQ, a Canadian startup which uses cognitive computing to analyze data, is partnering with the world’s largest business commerce network, SAP Ariba , to help corporations quickly screen vendors for risk and regulatory compliance, they...
Forbes  Sep 30  Comment 
By Alex Atzberger, President, SAP Ariba
Forbes  Jul 13  Comment 
By Alex Atzberger, President, SAP Ariba
Forbes  Jul 7  Comment 
By Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP Ariba
Forbes  May 17  Comment 
By Alex Atzberger, President of SAP Ariba
Cloud Computing  Apr 28  Comment 
SAP Ariba offers new ways for small businesses to make and manage the connections that matter to them most using cloud-based networks to bring intelligent buying and digital business benefits to any type of company. The next BriefingsDirect...
Cloud Computing  Apr 8  Comment 
Digital payments are catching on for many more companies in the business world following the popularity of services like Apple Pay in the consumer world. The next BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on how...
Forbes  Dec 7  Comment 
By Alex Atzberger, President, Ariba - an SAP company
Forbes  Nov 24  Comment 
From chocolate, stuffed animals and Christmas ornaments, to snow plow services and road salt, goods and services posted this year on Ariba Discovery auger well for a robust holiday shopping season. Not to forget those buyers in search of 150...




 
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Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA) is a provider of software, services, and network solutions that help customers to control costs, minimize risk, improve profits, and enhance cash flow and operations. Ariba's revenues are separated between subscriptions & maintenance and services; while the majority of its revenues are from North America, Ariba serves customers from offices in over 20 countries worldwide. Demand for Ariba's products and services has increased as a result of the economic downturn and Ariba as driven its own innovation through collaboration with partner technology firms.

Business Growth

The major source of growth over the past year was a focus on building sourcing and procurement services segments while divesting the business process outsourcing segment. This focus on the core businesses has fueled strong growth in subscription software revenue, up 60% over the past year. The company also saw strong growth in network revenue which tripled from 2009 to 2010.


Trends and Forces

Economic Downturn Has Increased Demand For Technology-Enabled Efficiency Software

Demand for Ariba's software, services and network solutions has increased as a result of the economic downturn. Since Ariba provides solutions that allow customers to control costs and improve operational efficiencies, companies looking to reduce their expenses have become more receptive to implementing such technology in their businesses.

Collaboration Among Technology Firms Boosts Ariba's Innovation

As the global economy becomes increasingly connected, the software industry has seen more consolidation and firms have become more receptive to establishing partnerships. Ariba has caught onto this trend by strategically partnering with several firms. For example, Ariba has recently partnered with Logica in order to offer software that simplifies the compliance process with European Union regulatory requirements. Other strategic partnerships include D&B and Cloud Strategic Services.

Competition

Ariba competes with companies that offer business commerce solutions that use the internet to provide firms with real-time access to their business data and their business partners.

  • Oracle (ORCL) Oracle is an enterprise software company that provides software for managing business data, supporting business operations, and facilitating collaboration and application development. Oracle's business segments include consulting, on demand, and education. Ariba competes directly with Oracle in the on demand software segment.[1]
  • International Business Machines (IBM) IBM is an information technology company that offers computer hardware as well as business services and software units. Its business segments include Global Technology Services (GTS), Global Business Services (GBS), Software, Systems and Technology, and Global Financing.[3]

References

  1. Hoover's ORCL
  2. Hoover's SFSF
  3. Hoover's IBM
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