Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

From Business-to-Business Software Startup to SAP's Acquisition

From Business-to-Business Software Startup to SAP's Acquisition
View Sample PDF
Author(s): John Wang (Montclair State University, USA), Jeffrey Hsu (Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA)and Sylvain Jaume (Saint Peter's University, USA)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 10
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch468


View From Business-to-Business Software Startup to SAP's Acquisition on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


Through its cloud-based source-to-pay business network, SAP Ariba provides an integrated platform and interface to help companies manage their supply chain. In this chapter, we examine how Ariba, a small startup company formed during the Internet boom of the 90s, was able to overcome hardships, survive market and industry downturns, and continue to thrive and survive in such a competitive industry. We will also review major events, innovations, and decisions that helped the company to grow and succeed rather than to fail like its many competitors.

Related Content

Yair Wiseman. © 2021. 11 pages.
Mário Pereira Véstias. © 2021. 15 pages.
Mahfuzulhoq Chowdhury, Martin Maier. © 2021. 15 pages.
Gen'ichi Yasuda. © 2021. 12 pages.
Alba J. Jerónimo, María P. Barrera, Manuel F. Caro, Adán A. Gómez. © 2021. 19 pages.
Gregor Donaj, Mirjam Sepesy Maučec. © 2021. 14 pages.
Udit Singhania, B. K. Tripathy. © 2021. 11 pages.
Body Bottom