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Oracle In Hot Water In Oregon Over Allegations of Racketeering By The State’s Attorney General by Jon Hansen

September 16, 2014

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Okay, right off the bat and as this should not come as a surprise to anyone who has read this blog over the years, I have never been a fan of Oracle. In fact I think they are the poster child for everything that is, and has been, wrong with the ERP world for a long […]

Virginia’s eVA Program Garners Yet Another Industry Award by Jon Hansen

September 16, 2014

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“Virginia took home the honor of Gold Cronin Award winner with their submission eVA Mobile Apps. eVA Mobile Apps – eVA Mobile 4 Business and eVA Mobile 4 Approvers – empowers users by bringing the bidding process to their fingertips and allows approvers to have real-time access to requisitions. These innovative apps provide a fast, secure […]

Is Amazon The New Oracle or How The Emergence of The B2C World Marks The Official End of The ERP Era by Jon Hansen

September 12, 2014

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Over the years I have written a great deal about why “traditional” ERP-based procurement solutions have, with a predictability that is almost as certain as the sun rising every morning, failed to deliver the expected results.  One of the main reasons is user adoption – or the lack thereof. Back in 2007, when Microsoft made yet another […]

Rosslyn Analytics Makes The Mayor of Detroit An Offer He May Not Be Able To Refuse by Jon Hansen

September 9, 2014

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“Detroit has been spending on average $100 million more than it has taken in for each of the past five years. The city’s $11 billion in unsecured debt includes $6 billion in health and other retirement benefits and $3 billion in retiree pensions for its 20,000 city pensioners, who are slated to receive less than 10 […]

How the West Coast Offence has redefined the public sector procurement practice by Jon Hansen

September 8, 2014

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During my interview with Kate Vitasek last week, she adeptly used the start of the professional football season as a point of reference. Even if I wasn’t a football fan – which I am – I appreciated her analogy because it spoke directly to the challenges with putting process ahead of relationships. What was most interesting however, […]

Like a big screen action thriller, all that was missing from Barner’s ThomasNet article was popcorn . . . by Jon Hansen

September 3, 2014

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From a penny wise, pound foolish acquisition to a misdirected NPM reference involving Walmart, Kelly Barner’s recent ThomasNet News article “Three False Assumptions About Strategic Sourcing” had it all.  The only thing missing for me with this roller-coaster ride of sheer procurement enjoyment, was hot buttered popcorn and a big box of Mike and Ike. […]

How Supply Chain Financing Is Changing Buyer-Supplier Relationships (ThomasNet News)

August 28, 2014

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“Prominent business and supply chain analyst Jon Hansen says when buyers try to improve working capital position at the expense of suppliers, bad things happen usually. Supply chain financing is a tool that mutually benefits the positions of both stakeholders, creating win-win buyer-supplier situations”. – ThomasNet News 30

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