E2Open offered to acquire Amber Road. Amber Road is playing it cool, but the logic of building another direct materials commerce network is compelling.
Several companies have spun some gold from the data buried in the federal government’s form 5500, but the most interesting may be BizQualify.
UK regulators are forcing big companies to report their payment practices. The data shows how woeful e-invoice and supply chain finance penetration still is. It also shows which football clubs pay the fastest!
Procure-to-pay seems to get all of the press and attention. But order-to-cash gets all the searches on Google. This bodes well for the integrated receivables market (invoice-to-cash).
Here are my top five posts of 2017. (Based on reader popularity.) Better late than never.
Oracle continued its buying spree in construction software by announcing its acquisition of Aconex. Oracle adds Aconex to Primavera, Skire and Textura.
Two of the most complicated business transactions you will ever see–mortgage origination and equipment leasing are being automated.
Verisk Analytics announced it will acquire PowerAdvocate. You’ve never heard of them because they are vertical big data plays. But they are worth studying!
Don’t be distracted by the free stuff. To truly understand the business of software platforms, you need to follow the money side!