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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 […]

Procurement Virtualization by Jon Hansen

August 1, 2014

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Procurious regarding the impact of the Internet on the procurement world from both an operational as well as socialization perspective.  Use the following link to access the article in its entirety by clicking the “procurious” image below. I have been writing the Procurement […]

Why a new CEO from outside of the company means greater job security for a CPO by Jon Hansen

June 27, 2014

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My father used to say be careful for what you wish as it may actually come true. It was one of those sayings that took on greater meaning with both age and experience. Well for many years now, procurement professionals have clearly wanted a seat at the executive table.  While we are still a long […]

Where is procurement headed in the 21st Century . . . the answer can be found in a ketchup bottle by Jon Hansen

May 29, 2014

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I have to say that I have moderated and/or hosted everything from conferences to webinars, and of course my show on Blog Talk Radio – which will soon air its 900th episode. All of them by and large have been fun and for the most part, memorable for different reasons.  Being the moderator/host for today’s […]

Procurement’s Top 30 Under 30 and Proxima Webinar on HBR Article highlight a busy week by Jon Hansen

May 27, 2014

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The next couple of days are going to be both busy and interesting. On Thursday I am serving as moderator for the Proxima Webinar that will welcome an international guest panel to discuss the recent Harvard Business Review article that was written by the company’s CEO Matthew Eatough titled “Leaders Can No Longer Afford to […]

Make one little suggestion that women might be better negotiators than men and . . . by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2014

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Less than 24 hours after posting my latest LinkedIn article Are women really better negotiators than men?, there has been a steady flow of comments – 246 so far and counting, as well as 203 likes.  What is interesting is that I could not help but wonder how many of the select few of the […]

Response to yesterday’s post from Hackett Group’s Senior Research Director noteworthy by Jon Hansen

May 16, 2014

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Thanks for referencing our 2014 key issues research in your latest blog post. You make an interesting point but unfortunately we do not ask for the respondent’s age in our survey . . . Given that over 50% are VP and above, I don’t think we can draw a direct line yet to the shift […]

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