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SciQuest Combines with CombineNet to Master Complex Sourcing
SciQuest, the largest public provider of spend management software, doesn’t seem to be running out of steam. It recently announced the acquisition of CombineNet

combinenet  Combines with CombineNet to Master Complex Sourcing SciQuest , the largest public provider of spend management software, doesn’t seem to be running out of steam. It recently announced the acquisition of CombineNet , a Pittsburgh-based provider of cloud-based software for companies to manage advanced complex sourcing events. The news is significant for the following two reasons: It is another proof point of SciQuest’s strategy to expand its business in the commercial market by broadening its

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IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing


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combinenet  Perfect Commerce, SciQuest (with CombineNet), and Zycus, one of the BPO consultants (Accenture has just acquired Procurian), or, longer term, potentially from any of several of other vendors (given all of the turmoil in this sector.) IBM partners with Coupa for spend management with a handful of customers; could Coupa be a future acquisition? How Strategic Sourcing and Smart Commerce are Serving IBM With all of IBM’s focus on marketing and thought leadership, one cannot help but wonder if Read More

SciQuest Acquires Assets of Spend Radar (and Rounds Out Its Spend Management Suite)


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 21st, 2012


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