Initial Questions Regarding Spend Matters SolutionMap

April 11, 2017

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Spend Matters released its first SolutionMap, an essential tool for procurement executives and their teams to assess and understand vendor capability on an ongoing basis. – Press Release, April 10th, 2017 I received an e-mail from Azul Partners VP of Marketing Carina Kuhl in which she shared news regarding Spend Matters’ release of its first […]

Ivalua WINS Arizona, but will the award be challenged?

April 7, 2017

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“Ivalua is excited to be awarded the business for Source-to-Pay solution along with our partner KPMG. State of Arizona Procurement and IT teams have been leaders in procurement transformation and have been using procurement technology for the last 8 years. As the State looks to start the next leg of their transformation journey, a modern, […]

Wise Read: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life!

April 5, 2017

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Originally posted on WiseDrugged:
Check it out here:You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises,…

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The Year That Was, And The Year That Will Be – NIGP & SciQuest Update

April 4, 2017

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Even though we are past the first quarter in 2017, there are still some notable stories from 2016 that need to be wrapped up. For example, 2016 was the first year that this blog was sponsor free. There was also the SciQuest lawsuit that began in 2015, as well as the continuing investigation surrounding NIGP #CodeGate, both […]

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What Is The Future Of Procurement Publications?​

April 4, 2017

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Last week, My Purchasing Center named Dennis Bouley as the publication’s new Editor. Bouley is a content marketing guy, with no background in procurement. Supply & Demand Chain Executive recently changed editor’s as well. Their former editor is now freelancing. At this stage, I do not know if the new editor has a procurement background. […]

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The Fourth Estate Beckons

April 1, 2017

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When I made the decision to move away from accepting sponsors for this blog it was part of a longer-term plan. As many of you already know, I have been at times critical of what I consider to be the absence of real objectivity in the coverage of our industry. It is not that there […]

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Who won Arizona?

March 30, 2017

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Earlier this week I had been made aware of recent developments in Arizona. While I was told to whom the State had awarded the contract for the RFP referenced in my July 26th, 2016 post titled Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening, I am waiting to reveal this information until I have had the opportunity to […]