SAP's Ariba Acquisition Raises Questions On Commerce Network's Open ERP Approach

May 24 2012

SAP announced this week an agreement to acquire Ariba Inc., a cloud-based business commerce network, for approximately $4.3 billion ($45 per share). The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

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Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.

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