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Oracle acquires SciQuest? by Jon Hansen

July 8, 2015


The past 24 hours have been most interesting in terms of the continuing SciQuest saga. Specifically, Oracle’s reported interest in acquiring the troubled company. According to sources in the know, there have been high level discussions between the two organizations that have been ongoing for some time. Since I have not received an official response from either […]

The Impact Of An M&A On The Procurement Department

March 25, 2015


This morning I read a post by Roz Usheroff regarding the just announced merger between Kraft and Heinz, and how an employee can both survive and thrive when an M&A occurs. Overall it was a great post, which provided practical insights and tips on what an employee should do when their company has either acquired […]

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

February 13, 2015


 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; […]

IBMs acquisition of Emptoris: So there was a plan after all by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2014


In my post yesterday regarding Oracle’s acquisition of Micros Systems I wrote the following: The only concern I have is whether or not Oracle will screw things up by seeking to assimilate Micros into its culture, as opposed to capitalizing on its core or indigenous strengths.  In its purchase of Emptoris, IBM recognized that company’s […]

Acquiring Market Share: Why the recent Proactis acquisition of EGS Group may be a cup half-empty transaction by Jon Hansen

January 15, 2014


“The Proactis acquisition of EGS is set to provide access to the UK public sector. The joint customer list ranges from central government agencies and mid-sized companies in just about every industry sector, a variety of local governments, authorities and charities.” In a post I wrote this past September titled “BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition […]

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

September 25, 2013


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 […]

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

September 20, 2013


In business as in life, timing is everything. No sooner had I completed a 2-Part guest post for the Buyers Meeting Point Blog (Part 1 and Part 2), 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 […]


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