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Like its parent company, SAP, Ariba is also making moves to accommodate smaller businesses that it says are an important part of its customer base. At its annual Ariba Live conference, which just took place outside Washington, D.C., Ariba announced a new prebuilt integration that allows easier integration between the Ariba Network and Intuit Quickbooks, for companies that may be using QuickBooks as the core of their financial accounting system.
According to Ariba, the connector allows companies to automate their customer transactions and collaborations within the Ariba Network directly from their accounting system.
The Ariba Integration Connector, created by Ariba partner Dell Boomi, currently supports integration with Intuit QuickBooks Desktop 2009-2013, Premier and Enterprise for US, UK, and CA Enterprise and Enterprise Plus, according to Ariba.
In this interview, Joseph Fox, vice president of marketing and strategy for Ariba, talks about the connector and why it matters.