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SAP’s Intelligent Spend Management Strategy Has Little Short-Term Impact on Supply Chain

Published: 04 June 2019

ID: G00390372

Analyst(s): William McNeill

Summary

SAP’s Intelligent Spend Management strategy brings SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP Concur closer together, but most changes don’t affect supply chain as much as they do the CPO and CFO. Supply chain technology leaders can use this research to guide their software assurance investments.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • SAP Intelligent Enterprise
    • SAP Intelligent Spend Management

Impacts and Recommendations

  • SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP Concur Have Begun to Coordinate and Rationalize Functionality and Roadmaps
  • New Ways to Analyze Company Spend Will Be Available Through Embedded Analytics and Use of Separate Tools
  • SAP Ariba Will Remain the Go-Forward Solution for Strategic Sourcing Over SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management Functionality

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