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Coupa Inspire ’14 Kicks Off With a Bang by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2014

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As someone who has from the very beginning loved all things social media whether it be Internet radio and television, chat rooms and webinars or social networking forums, when I received the e-mail inviting me to tune into the Live Ustream broadcast of Coupa Inspire ’14 I was immediately interested. Let’s face it, while face-to-face […]

Don’t Let Your Implementation Become a ‘Debacle’ by Kelly Barner

November 7, 2013

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Editor’s Note: In what is another great post from Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner, she talks about the reasons why 93% of all large technology projects fail.  While I am in agreement with the reasons she gives for these misfires, I believe that the underlying factor that ties them all together is an absence of […]

SciQuest has the secret sauce for contract management success? Not according to Oregon and Colorado! by Jon Hansen

September 25, 2013

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In yet another glaring example of how the industry seems to turn a blind eye to major failures on the part of vendors who fall short in delivering promised results, IACCMs teaming up with SciQuest to offer a webinar titled “Contract Management Success: The Secret Sauce” is sadly comical. While I have nothing but great […]

Welcome to the new era of configurable private label eProcurement solutions (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

September 23, 2013

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Up until my conversation with Merx’s Paul Bodnoff, the thought of using the terms private label and eProcurement solutions in the same sentence would have never crossed my mind. In fact, when I think of private label products I am instantly reminded of Dave Nichols’ President’s Choice brand which, similar to Kleenex becoming the calling […]

BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: A tale of two takeovers! By Jon Hansen

September 20, 2013

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In business as in life, timing is everything. No sooner had I completed a 2-Part guest post for the Buyers Meeting Point blog regarding the recent news that SciQuest had acquired CombineNet, and this morning I receive word from our newest sponsor Xchanging that they have acquired MarketMaker 4 (MM4), a Chicago-based provider of online […]

Is there such a thing as “Big Data” blindness? (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

September 9, 2013

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With the growing buzz surrounding “BIG DATA” I cannot help but wonder what it all means and whether or not it is the side effect of unbridled data accumulation and over-reliance as opposed to delivering increased decision-making capabilities re volume versus true intelligence. The authors of the book Big Data raised this question in a […]

Dale Neef’s 2001 book still meaningful today as reflected in Jack Keough’s recent My Purchasing Center article (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2013

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“This is particularly important since many buyers do not visit suppliers’ physical stores, but rely on catalogs and websites to research products. Unfortunately, many of supplier’s websites are outdated and lack capabilities to meet customer expectations. from the July 23rd, 2013 My Purchasing Center article “First Amazon, Now Google. Will Other Internet Companies Follow?” by […]

Forrester’s Duncan Jones and His Big Bang Theory Relating to Market Evolution by Jon Hansen

July 10, 2013

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“I don’t see any evidence that this product was at all significant in IBM’s decision to acquire Emptoris, let alone be “based on the acquisition” as you seem to be suggesting.  Its too early to expect IBM to have coherent plans for what to do with its services procurement product, and while it doesn’t fit […]

Did industry analysts turn a blind eye to long-standing problems? by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2013

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BPM estimates the dollar loss at “tens of billions” each year as a result of obsolete, redundant and unused software . . . The court fights that preceded word Monday that Oracle and PeopleSoft finally agreed to merge shed some light on software companies’ knowledge of enterprise software’s failings. The gems unearthed include this Microsoft […]

Why Mickey North Rizza can’t go home again . . . or can she?

June 21, 2013

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On my way to writing Part 2 of yesterday’s post in which I wrote about Jason Busch’s proclamation that he is moving on in terms of his “thinking,” I was posed with an interesting question. If after spending years with a vendor, a journalist/analyst may not necessarily possess the required objectivity in terms of effectively […]

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