Browsing All posts tagged under »Buyers Meeting Point«

SciQuest’s Wiehe and Deem’s Grady: A Tale of Two Leaders And What It Means To Their Customers by Jon Hansen

December 5, 2014

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It is after all the Holiday Season.  As a result, and in talking about this past week’s series of posts on SciQuest and Deem, I felt that even the most loosely based reference to Charles Dickens was reasonable . On the one hand you have SciQuest’s Stephen Wiehe who, despite a series of well-researched articles being openly […]

Call from investment banking firm regarding SciQuest post telling by Jon Hansen

November 27, 2014

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Similar to when I received a call from investment banking firm Craig-Hallum regarding my post that the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace or “OECM” had decided to drop Ariba and eat $20 million in the process, the conversation I had with a representative from an investment banking firm shortly after I had posted my article on SciQuest, was equally […]

The Future of Procurement by Kelly Barner

May 14, 2014

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Editor’s Note: Back in March in my post Buyers Need Not Apply, I had made mention of the fact that I would be teaming with an industry notable to write a book The Future of Procurement.  Well today I am happy to say that I can now tell you who that notable is . . […]

Advice for Presenters and Attendees of Procurement Webinars by Kelly Barner

April 9, 2014

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In a recent post on her Remarkable Leader blog, Roz Usheroff wrote about the importance of being likeable and effective as a virtual speaker. In addition to being a popular and cost effective means of reaching an audience, webinars are convenient ways of capturing content that can be made available on an ongoing basis to […]

Year in the Life Series Winner to be announced on February 14th by Jon Hansen

February 12, 2014

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Well I have to start out by saying that I was more than a little surprised by the tremendous response that we received from the vendor community regarding the first Year in the Life of an eProcurement Start-up program. To everyone who had submitted the names of companies who they believed were ideal candidates for […]

GroupRFx: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 22, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On January 21st, 2014 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate GroupRFx, a New Wave company that offers a competitive bidding platform designed to improve the procurement and tendering process within a GPO framework.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of […]

New Year, New Slogan – “Control the Narrative” by Kelly Barner

January 13, 2014

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In the wake of the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the political idea of managing one’s ‘optics’ spilled over into the corporate world. The pesky but popular buzzword captured an increased focus on how everything looks to observers from timing to backdrops to the tone of a statement or presentation. It is a topic I took […]

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