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Translating Irrelevance: Why vendor “market share news” has little value in a practical sense by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2014

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“Il mercato mondiale del software dedicato al procurement e al supply chain management è cresciuto del 7,3% nello scorso anno, toccando 8,9 miliardi di dollari nel 2013.” – Gartner, crescono le soluzioni IT per il procurement 18 Giugno 2014 No I haven’t been taking lessons in Spanish – on a good day I have enough […]

Scout: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 7, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On November 26th, 2013 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate Scout, a New Wave company that provides “painless” RFP capability to its clients.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of experts will provide their take on the interview and offer […]

Breaking News from Gartner: Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon by Jon Hansen

November 14, 2013

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Given the “breaking news” in the November 13th, 2013 ComputerWeekly.com article “Gartner: CIOs need to address procurement to buy IT from startups,” it seems that the increasingly maligned analyst firm is heralding in an new era of CIO enlightenment regarding the need to engage with smaller IT firms. Of course based on their industry coverage over the […]

#eVAForum2013 The procurement professional’s Achilles heel by Jon Hansen

November 5, 2013

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“Procurement professionals are great at delivering value, but terrible at promoting their value to their organization and beyond.” This is the statement I made to open my second session at last weeks 25th Annual Public Procurement Forum in Virginia. Titled Strategically Speaking: Procurement, the Organization and You, I focused on the significant changes that are […]

SAP: No Longer an ERP Company? by Jon Hansen

November 1, 2013

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When I was speaking before what I can only describe as being a great audience at Virginia’s Forum 2013 earlier this week – it has to be something in the water there because these people are remarkable in terms of their enthusiasm for procurement and desire for information – I touched on the decline of […]

The Bandwagon Effect or why Spend Matters coverage of Coupa speaks to the growing creditability gap of “traditional” industry pundits by Jon Hansen

October 3, 2013

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Back on September 18th, 2008 in a post titled “Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity” I gave a review of the Coupa solution.  I outlined in detail why I believed that the company would become a major player in the then not too distant future.  Sharing the news of my belief in the company’s inevitable […]

Assimilating Innovation (Part 2 of 3): Does Steve Sabol bias govern industry bloggers coverage? by Jon Hansen

April 15, 2013

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In 1969 Steve Sabol produced a 22-minute review of Super Bowl III for NFL Films. In his pro-National Football League stance, Sabol focused more on the sore-armed Johnny Unitas’s valiant effort to rally Baltimore than on how the Jets made good on Joe Namath’s victory guarantee and beat the Colts, 16-7. Sabol, the president of […]

New Forrester report suggests IBM finally got it right in buying Emptoris – I wonder if anyone remembers the IBM Ariba adventure? by Jon Hansen

March 7, 2013

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I recently found myself contemplating and writing about life as a parent when one passes the half century mark.  Just to be clear right out of the gate, and to avoid a restless night on the family couch, my partner Jennifer is nowhere near 50. This last point clarified, the age factor does come into […]

The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Jon Hansen

January 16, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this third installment of […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 2: Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain

November 2, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post (we are now at 999 posts), I have over the past week, been sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 2 with 13,077 reads, was written on August 9th, 2007.  The focus of the […]

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