In the New Normal, it's never been more important to understand where your  organization sits relative to your peers and competitors. This is particularly  true when it comes to commerce management strategies and approaches. A majority  of companies are using some form of advanced commerce management techniques to  help meeting their goals - be it controlling costs, minimizing risk, optimizing  cash flow, increasing sales or improving profits.


To help companies understand their opportunities, priorities and challenges,  Ariba is conducting the 2010 Ariba Business Commerce Survey now through April  30. Topics such as Challenges in the New Normal, Supply Risk, Cloud Computing  plans, and Working Capital Management are being covered.


Many of you received a survey invitation via email. But if you didn't and  would like to share your perspective in the survey (and receive a customized  report on the results), contact me  directly at kcolby[at] - to get an invitation.