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Conduct and Consequences: Social Media Policy In The Procurement World by Jon Hansen

February 25, 2015

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My post from last week titled Are these profile images representative of the brand Coupa wants to project, continues to attract considerable attention. In fact if anything, it is experiencing a upsurge in terms of reads from not only within the procurement world, but even beyond. As is the case with any topic, especially one that […]

Getting the facts from SciQuest is Like Waiting for Guffman by Jon Hansen

February 24, 2015

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SciQuest shares rise after Q4 earnings beat estimates “The company added 17 new customers during the quarter.” As you already know, and since I started covering them in 2005, I have experienced a growing skepticism regarding any information that comes out of SciQuest.  Here is the link to my most recent SciQuest posts. All this being […]

Are these profile images representative of the brand Coupa wants to project? by Jon Hansen

February 19, 2015

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A couple of weeks ago, I received the following message through my LinkedIn account from a young Coupa sales representative: I currently work at Coupa as an Account Rep. I came across an article you wrote regarding the 3 BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY SUPPLY CHAIN/PURCHASING PROFESSIONALS. My job is to reach out to prospect to discuss […]

Is innovation the sole domain of the young or why Kurt Warner and Tom Brady could have been in procurement? by Jon Hansen

February 18, 2015

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Over the past few weeks I have been writing about the procurement world from the standpoint of what I referred to as being Generation Next. I wrote about how procurement was a “brand new game, with new rules requiring new skill sets that the older generation does not possess.” Now to once again be as […]

The M&A Dilemma: To buy or not to buy that is the question by Jon Hansen

February 13, 2015

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 In December I wrote a post titled IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance based on my interview with IBM’s Pete Wharton. Wharton talked about the company’s “plan is to create an ecosystem of technology partners to extend IBM’s service capabilities to its customers.”   So here is the question; […]

Do client references really matter? by Jon Hansen

February 12, 2015

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“When asked what impact our customer references had on the decision, the client indicated they had never called them.” – Why Customer References are a Gigantic Missed Opportunity in Selecting a CMS by Jeff Cram Last June 18th I wrote a post titled Translating Irrelevance: Why vendor “market share news” has little value in a practical sense.  In that […]

Coupa’s acquisition of Zen Purchase: The perfect marriage of two trailblazers? by Jon Hansen

February 11, 2015

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In announcing the launch of Procurement Insights’ New Wave Company program in 2014, I had made frequent references to the blog’s early days in which I focused on covering companies I believed were going to one day become major players.  In 2010, I interviewed Rob Bernshteyn on my radio show, in which Coupa was featured as being one of […]

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