It has been announced that Ariba Inc. and Microsoft Corp are coming together in a deal that will enable millions to network and communicate throughout the commerce process.

It is now more important than ever for businesses to look past the standard foundations of enterprise into a cloud-based, social format. It is with this in mind that Microsoft has paired up with the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions.

The move means that users of Microsoft AX will, with the development of a new adaptor, gain access to the Ariba network allowing them to connect and collaborate more efficiently and effectively throughout the commerce process.

It is with this move that Microsoft rework their certification programme to better suit the growing need to adapt towards the cloud- to find out more about this story click here.