More on SAP/Ariba: The purchase follows SAP's $3.4B acquisition of cloud HR software vendor...

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More on SAP/Ariba: The purchase follows SAP's $3.4B acquisition of cloud HR software vendor SuccessFactors, and gives it a set of products and services that complement its core ERP software solutions. Also, Ariba's market leadership means there are no major rivals Oracle (ORCL) can acquire in response, though SciQuest (SQI +1.6%), a much smaller competitor, is rallying a bit. SAP is nearly unchanged, Ariba will resume trading at 3:15 PM ET.