As I sit here in the Partner Pavillion at the Procuri Empower conference, I am staring at the SciQuest booth. And it made me think about a topic that hasn’t been covered by the other bloggers in the field to my knowledge.
Because Procuri doesn’t have an eProcurement product, it had partnered with SciQuest to fill this gap. Now that Ariba will swallow Procuri, SciQuest will lose a sales channel.
How much will this matter?
I don’t know but, in supply chain technology, few providers can simply shrug off any sales channel loss even if it is minor.