Browsing All posts tagged under »ariba«

Company culture and the Glassdoor effect by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2015


In yesterday’s post, I had made reference to a Forbes article by Josh Bersin  titled Culture: Why It’s The Hottest Topic In Business Today, in which he made the statement that “We have arrived in a world of “haves” and “have-nots” when it comes to attracting and engaging top talent.” Bersin then went on to say that “Fortune’ Best Companies happen […]

If Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company? by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2015


YES! I just wanted to remove the mystery or any possible doubt surrounding what my answer would be to the question “if Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company?” By the way, what prompted the question (and this post), was a very recent  Bloomberg interview with Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn. By the way – and I […]

Addressing Wiehe’s alleged accusations of being Big Foot with an agenda by Jon Hansen

September 8, 2015


By now you have likely read my previous post A Material Change at SciQuest?, in which I shared with you the information I had received from multiple sources within the company. Included were a series of audio excerpts from their recent Q2 Scoop session. Another of the excerpts – which you will be able to access by clicking […]

A SciQuest SLAPP . . . A Matter Of An Intended Action? by Jon Hansen

August 22, 2015


When I received the letter from SciQuest last Friday threatening legal action for the allegedly libelous commentary of this blog regarding their company, I immediately shared it with you in my post SciQuest Fights Back: A Case of David and Goliath? In that post, I indicated that I stand by my research and what I have written. […]

What do Ariba and SciQuest have in common? by Jon Hansen

July 28, 2015


I have received numerous comments regarding my last couple of posts, particularly as it relates to a free press and the prevalence of native advertising or content. You should check out the John Oliver commentary on native advertising through the following link; In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]

A confident disclaimer from ThomasNet VP regarding Walmart deal? by Jon Hansen

July 22, 2015


“We are not here to pass judgement – the suppliers can speak for themselves . . . it is up to them to decide” – Tom Greco, VP of Publishing Operations at ThomasNet.Com It is rare that one receives the answer to a question in such a direct and concise manner, so as to remove any […]

Oracle And SciQuest: When Market Need And Timing Trumps Corporate Development Models by Jon Hansen

July 13, 2015


Big corporations are constantly on the hunt for smaller startups that can fill a void. They not only look for innovative solutions but also companies that already have a strong presence and have scaled. – Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It by Mike Templeman, Inc. Magazine One of the most interesting aspects of […]


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