Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement.
To date, Ariba has been
optimization. Procurement – since Coupa Software and PROACTIS might present easier deployments in some cases. On the other hand, Coupa and Proactis can be limited on scalability and the ability to handle multi-business unit deployments. Spend analysis – given that Spend Radar , Zycus , BravoSolution , and Rosslyn Analytics tout more ease in data import handling, implementation, and use. To be fair, Ariba is the only solution that offers market and supplier data enrichment as an integral part of