This latest BriefingsDirect podcast, from the 2013 Ariba LIVE Conference in
Washington, D.C., explores Ariba's product and services roadmap and future
strategy insights unveiled by Ariba, an SAP company, at the recent user
Our guest is Chris Haydon, Vice President of Solutions Management for
Procurement, Finance, and Network at Ariba, here to explain the latest
conference news, and to offer insights into how Ariba will be broadening its
services procurement management value, mobile push and AribaPay roll-out.
The interview is conducted Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor
Solutions. [Disclosure: Ariba, an SAP company, is a sponsor of
Here are some excerpts:
Gardner: Where we are now with Ariba in terms of some of the big news at
Haydon: We have some really exciting innovation coming in the near-term to
Ariba in a c... (more)
Ariba, an SAP Company, and Discover Financial Services has unveiled Ariba
Pay. The new service, to be offered by Ariba, is expected to transform B2B
payments by eliminating paper transactions, providing better visibility into
cash flow, and producing rich remittance information that improves
reconciliation processes for buyers and sellers.
The cloud-based service. announced at the Ariba LIVE, conference, will
combine the applications and insights embedded in the Ariba Network and
deliver them through a trusted and secure global-payments infrastructure to
streamline and enhance s... (more)
Dell Software this week delivered Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise
Edition to extend the depth and breadth of managing and optimizing server
virtualization as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and their
joint impact on such IT resources as storage.
Building on the formerly named Quest vFoglight Pro virtualization management
solution, Dell re-branded vFoglight to Foglight for Virtualization to make it
the core platform to the Foglight family. Foglight is not sitting still
either. Improvements this year move beyond monitoring support for VMware View
VDI, to later... (more)
Collaboration will take center stage next week when Ariba, an SAP company,
holds its Ariba LIVE conference in Washington, DC. In an effort to fuel
greater collaboration between companies through new capabilities and
network-derived intelligence, Ariba will announce an enhanced set of tools,
as well as a joint offering with Dell Boomi.
Leading the list of enhanced Ariba tools are:
Ariba Spot Buy. With the integration of Ariba Procure-to-Pay and Ariba
Discovery, buyers can quickly discover and qualify new sources of supply for
one-off, time-sensitive, or hard-to-find purchases.
Both enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) know the
software-development game's changed. Not only do they need to rapidly develop
and deploy more mobile apps across multiple interfaces and device platforms,
but they need to really rethink all of their client development -- and even
try and come up with a singular approach to most of them.
Fast to their rescue, the suppliers of development tools and testing systems
are tripping over each other to appeal to them in this new game. And as in
the past with other deployment advances, we're seeing a major philosophical