Analyzing the Human Procurement Capital: SAP and Ariba
In reading how the business and trade press has covered the SAP bid for Ariba, one thing we’ve read over and over is the perception that the deal is a win to bring more “cloud talent” into SAP. We think this is rubbish. What’s needed inside SAP is not more cloud talent (and the Ariba team comes from enterprise software DNA), at least in the procurement space. What’s needed is a network and procurement-savvy mindset that can expand on the capabilities of their own team members.