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After Abandoning Commerce One, SAP Ends Up Acquiring Ariba

After Abandoning Commerce One, SAP Ends Up Acquiring Ariba

Yesterday, SAP announced its intention to acquire B2B e-commerce vendor, Ariba for $4.3 billion. In addition to its suite of spend management and procure-to-pay applications,…

May 23, 2012 5 minutes read
COBOL- still standing the test of time

COBOL- still standing the test of time

The debate over COBOL’s continued relevance and indeed its future continues to persist in the developer community and IT world in general. But while every business has its language…

April 30, 2012 28 minutes read
Why Pay Suppliers on Time?

Why Pay Suppliers on Time?

It is not news that buying on credit (open-account) dominates global trade. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) generally acknowledged that at least 80-85% of…

April 23, 2012 5 minutes read
EDI Invoices are e-Invoices. Right..?

EDI Invoices are e-Invoices. Right..?

It probably goes without saying that electronic invoicing has been around for some time now, but for different reasons it is only just beginning to…

March 30, 2012 6 minutes read
Enable Interactivity in Your BIRT Viewer

Enable Interactivity in Your BIRT Viewer

BIRT Interactive Viewer(IV) is an end user tool that enables you to analyze and modify BIRT reports on the web using just your browser. It…

December 20, 2011 2 minutes read
Top 5 Tips for Successfully Deploying ERP/B2B Integration Projects

Top 5 Tips for Successfully Deploying ERP/B2B Integration Projects

Today’s ERP environments are at the centre of many enterprise IT infrastructures, from managing employee or customer related information through to delivering information required to…

December 6, 2011 6 minutes read
5 Considerations When Choosing between AS2 and FTP

5 Considerations When Choosing between AS2 and FTP

AS2 and FTP are the most popular Internet Protocols used for B2B communications, but which is better for your community of business partners? What are…

November 2, 2011 4 minutes read
Do you want to win with the Advance Ship Notice (ASN)? Then follow these ten best practices!

Do you want to win with the Advance Ship Notice (ASN)? Then follow these ten best practices!

The Advance Ship Notice (ASN) continues to get a bad rap within the B2B community. I agree that is a difficult document to implement, but largely…

September 29, 2011 8 minutes read
AS2 and Internet EDI – Nine Years Later

AS2 and Internet EDI – Nine Years Later

On September 9th, 2002 Walmart announced its intention to shift to a new Internet-based EDI system using technology from a small software company called iSoft….

September 9, 2011 2 minutes read
What Zappos.com can Teach us About the Supply Chain

What Zappos.com can Teach us About the Supply Chain

Over the holidays I read Tony Hseih’s excellent book Delivering Happiness. Tony, of course, is the CEO of the fast growing on-line footwear retailer Zappos.com….

February 15, 2011 5 minutes read
Four Examples of Industries Using Self-Billing

Four Examples of Industries Using Self-Billing

In a post earlier this week I outlined the reasons why suppliers should stop invoicing their customers in many circumstances. Instead, the buyer should self-generate the invoice based…

February 12, 2011 3 minutes read
Will AS4 Become the Communications Standard for Cloud Based Integration Services?

Will AS4 Become the Communications Standard for Cloud Based Integration Services?

2010 has certainly been the year when Cloud Computing has started to get on to the agenda of many CIOs around the world. Nearly every…

November 30, 2010 5 minutes read

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