If you follow the procure-to-pay market, you may be interested to learn that Proactis bought Esize. Why? Because Proactis is public (PHD.L), so is the transaction.
If you are interested in what a two-sided market is, pricing, or commercial contracts, you need to study the SCOTUS opinion on the American Express case.
Payments businesses come in all Stripes (pun intended). But here are a few that are “hidden” inside public companies or behind other software functions.
The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites vividly demonstrates the intense race for a clear #3 to emerge to challenge SAP and Coupa.
If you stick around long enough, everything old is new again. At least it sure seemed that way in enterprise software last week.
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).