SAP unveils Ariba integration plans

HANA-powered analytics are in the works for SAP's "EBay of business networks"

By , IDG News Service |  Software

"SAP and Ariba will terminate the current network fee structure that charges a percentage of transactional value to suppliers by 2015 and replace it with flat connectivity charges (either annual subscriptions for basic connectivity or per-document pricing)," said Jason Busch, managing director of the consulting firm Azul Partners, in a recent post on the Spend Matters blog.

"Within this timeframe, SAP will also introduce a range of new capabilities on the network for buyers and suppliers where supplier-generated fees are likely to continue to form a significant portion of network revenues going forward (but without the supplier and buyer heartburn that Ariba's transaction-value based price increases generated in the past)," Busch added.

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