New ERP integration from Dell Boomi coming to Ariba Network, including Microsoft Dynamics GP
Back in 2012, Microsoft had been recruiting Ariba to become a "global ISV" as part of the Dynamics AX push into the enterprise market. And they appeared to make progress, as in April of 2012, Ariba announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft to offer an adapter between the Ariba Network and Dynamics AX. But then in May 2012, SAP announced its plans to acquire of Ariba for $4.3 billion, calling into question the future openness of the commerce and business service platform, and leading analysts to suggest that SAP would be smart to avoid closing the Ariba Network off from other ERP players.
But based on an announcement this week at Ariba LIVE, SAP will allow Ariba to continue promoting open integration to other ERP solutions. Ariba and Dell announced this week that Dell's Boomi cloud integration platform will be developing pre-packaged integration-as-a-service offerings that will begin with Intuit Quickbooks, but will also plan to add Microsoft Dynamics GP and Sage Peachtree/Sage 50 later this year.
"In joining forces, Ariba and Dell Boomi want to make integration an agile and efficient process. The connector will provide rapid buyer/seller productized integration to connect Ariba Network to Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, and other back-office systems," writes PJ Jakovljevic on the TEC blog.
The connector will be enable companies to integrate purchase orders (POs), invoices, and order confirmations between the Ariba Network and their systems, leading to benefits like faster invoice processing, receipt of payment, ...
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