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Is Ariba Still On-Demand? For shareholders and execs the answer is yes but . . . (The Ariba Interviews Revisited)

September 13, 2012


Shortly after taking to the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network in the Spring of 2009, I had both the unique opportunity and pleasure of interviewing Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Minahan as well as their CFO Ahmed Rubaie. The shows, which originally aired on April 16th, 2009 (There’s a slow, slow train […]

Stockholm Dispatch 2 – Ariba’s Costello “Here I Go Again”

October 8, 2010


I don’t know where I’m goin but I sure know where I’ve been hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday. An’ I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time but here I go again, here I go again. Lyrics from the White Snake Song “Here I Go Again” You leave the […]

OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?

September 1, 2010


Editor’s Update: Unfortunately the PowerPoint presentation that is referenced in this article was taken down by it’s author.  While it would have served as a good reference point in terms of what ultimately derailed the program and perhaps helped others to understand what went wrong and why, its removals is nonetheless telling. The great part […]

Minahan observation obvious, but should not be discounted coming from a software vendor

August 7, 2010


“Bottomline: I agree that buyers and sellers need to put more commitment into their collaboration oaths. But online negotiation tools and collaboration can not only peacefully co-exist but actually can enhance one another.” Tim Minahan comment in Commitment Matters Blog, August 6th, 2010 I for one have enjoyed the posts on Tim Cummins Commitment Matters […]

Traditional ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle overlook the Disruptive Innovation question when they discuss their move to a SaaS model

May 26, 2010


In my May 18th Procurement Insights post titled “SaaS Sprawl, One-Stop Shopping and Free 8-Tracks To Boot: A Sad Day in the World of SAP” I indicated that SAP’s John Wookey might have been overly optimistic when he put so much stock in customers coming to SAP and saying that it “would sure be nice […]

SaaS Sprawl, One-Stop Shopping and Free 8-Tracks To Boot: A Sad Day in the World of SAP

May 18, 2010


“Wookey, speaking at the SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando, said he doesn’t blame these customers for going out and getting SaaS, but he does see an opportunity to “bring cohesion to the model.” In some respects, Wookey’s plan could be a cure for SaaS sprawl . . . Customers have come to SAP and “said […]

PI Window on Business: April 16 Interview with Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Minahan is Now Available On-Demand (

April 16, 2009


  If you did not have the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of today’s show, we are pleased to provide you with an On-Demand replay. Simply use the following link (There’s a slow, slow train comin: Epilog for the Ariba Interviews) to access the Episode Replay directly on the Blog Talk Radio Network. […]

Oracle launches sourcing software on demand: As life imitates art, so too does business imitate politics (Part 1)

April 13, 2009


“. . . this white paper will focus on the onerous costing structure of “traditional” enterprise software vendors like Ariba, SAP and Oracle, and their consistently high implementation failure rates, as two of the primary reasons for their pending migration to the SaaS world. In the process, I will present the findings that support my […]

Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer to be Interviewed on the April 16, 2009 PI Window on Business Broadcast

March 31, 2009


  Under a March 4, 2009 headline “Ariba is in demand claims finance chief,” Ariba’s Chief Financial Officer Ahmed Rubaie referred to a 71 percent leap in subscription software revenues as proof that Ariba has firmly transitioned itself into an on-demand technology company. Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Minahan joins me on the April 16th […]