Browsing All posts tagged under »Click Commerce«

Forrester’s Duncan Jones and His Big Bang Theory Relating to Market Evolution by Jon Hansen

July 10, 2013


“I don’t see any evidence that this product was at all significant in IBM’s decision to acquire Emptoris, let alone be “based on the acquisition” as you seem to be suggesting.  Its too early to expect IBM to have coherent plans for what to do with its services procurement product, and while it doesn’t fit […]

New Forrester report suggests IBM finally got it right in buying Emptoris – I wonder if anyone remembers the IBM Ariba adventure? by Jon Hansen

March 7, 2013


I recently found myself contemplating and writing about life as a parent when one passes the half century mark.  Just to be clear right out of the gate, and to avoid a restless night on the family couch, my partner Jennifer is nowhere near 50. This last point clarified, the age factor does come into […]

With IBM’s acquisition of Emptoris the other shoe drops vis-à-vis the latter’s 2009 acquisition of Click Commerce or . . . will Jason Busch finally get what I was saying!

December 22, 2011


Jon, I had a lot more respect for you before this post. Seriously, you seem to dismiss the market dynamics of acquisitions as not consequential, referencing indirectly what I wrote. But in doing so, you’re actually showing a complete lack of knowledge of what happens after software acquisitions and their impact on customers! comment by […]

Achieving Practical Outcomes to Complex Purchases at the Heart of the Emptoris Acquisition of Click Commerce

May 21, 2009


“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Physician, Poet, Writer, Humorist and Professor at Harvard (1809-1894) To begin, and as many of you already know, I have a great passion for […]

Commentary: Emptoris’ Acquisition of Click Commerce a Question of DNA Expansion versus Evolution

May 15, 2009


“The biggest challenge in transitioning to an on-demand model is not really financial per say, nor is it about the technology investment.  It’s really about changing the DNA of the company.” Ahmed Rubaie, CFO Ariba Inc. – PI Window on Business Interview (May 7th, 2009) As part of the Procurement Insights Blog’s readership you already […]

Breaking News: Emptoris Acquires Click Commerce Contract and Service Management (CSM) Business

May 14, 2009


Emptoris Adds Contingent and Professional Services Procurement Solution: Expands Its Solution Footprint and Global 2000 Customer Base Burlington, MA and Chicago, IL (May 15, 2009) – Emptoris, a global leader in supply and contract management solutions, announced today the acquisition of the Contract and Service Management (CSM) solutions and business from Click Commerce, Inc., a […]