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3/26/2014
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SAP To Buy Fieldglass, Cloud-Based Workforce Management Firm

SAP's deal with Fieldglass extends SuccessFactors' HR reach to contingent workers and Ariba procurement to labor and services.

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Madhava verma dantuluri
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Madhava verma dantuluri,
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3/27/2014 | 9:05:10 AM
Another
WFM is an important business, and every major player wants to have one in their kit.
D. Henschen
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3/26/2014 | 1:35:13 PM
Not a me-too move
The purchase price isn't being disclosed, but in other respects I like this deal. It's a good sign that the terms are not material to earnings (requiring disclosure), and it seems like a well-thought-out fit with what SAP is doing already.

Do I like that freelance, temporary, and contract workers are becoming such a fixture of the workforce? No, but that's the quarter-to-quarter, profit-motivated world we're living in.
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