Browsing All posts tagged under »eVA«

10 Years Ago Today Procurement Insights Was Launched

May 18, 2017

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It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since I first shared with you, my thoughts regarding the procurement world. Of course, back then, I think the only people who read my blog – and not even on a regular basis were close friends and family members. Certainly not the 25,000 plus fantastic […]

I Have Waited Nearly 10 Years For This To Happen . . . The Santa Clara Story

June 15, 2016

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The County of Santa Clara has successfully implemented their eProcurement initiative by transcending the functional silos that have traditionally limited procurement’s effectiveness and influence in the past. In short, and for the first time since I began covering Virginia’s eVA initiative back in 2007, I can say with great confidence that there is now another […]

Are Public Sector Procurement Professionals Absent Laggards?

April 27, 2016

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I read and then re-read a recent article that I came across quite by accident in Scoop.it titled Procurement Technology: Why is the Public Sector Absent from the Table? Raj Sharma, who writes for the Public Spend Forum – and is also its Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, seemed to scold the public sector for not […]

Self-Determination Over Technology: How The County of Santa Clara Has Laid The Foundation For eProcurement Success by Jon Hansen

June 23, 2015

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“I have been following Virginia since 2000 – 15 years ago. To be connected with Virginia and to implement Ariba in SCC, we are going to have a huge imprint in the US. I used Jon Hansen’s articles to do my research to further justify the right eProcurement strategy for the County. And now I […]

Managing change is the key to Virginia’s continuing success with eVA by Jon Hansen

June 19, 2015

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Change is inevitable. Our ability to not only recognize this immutable truth, but adapt to it, is the key to whether change will be a good thing or not. In my post yesterday, I talked with IACCM’s CEO and founder Tim Cummins about the importance of leadership succession planning. His reference to Warren Buffett’s “progression of the […]

Virginia Honor Leaves Me Both Humbled and Speechless by Jon Hansen

December 29, 2014

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An amazing honor for which I am both speechless and humbled . . . I received today an American Flag that was flown over the Virginia State Capital in Richmond in recognition of my contribution to the 2014 Public Procurement Forum. In the accompanying letter the Director wrote that my presentation on “Bridging the Disconnect […]

Virginia’s eVA Program Garners Yet Another Industry Award by Jon Hansen

September 16, 2014

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“Virginia took home the honor of Gold Cronin Award winner with their submission eVA Mobile Apps. eVA Mobile Apps – eVA Mobile 4 Business and eVA Mobile 4 Approvers – empowers users by bringing the bidding process to their fingertips and allows approvers to have real-time access to requisitions. These innovative apps provide a fast, secure […]