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Who Is Bob Solomon @bsolomon10?

July 20, 2017

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I inadvertently stumbled upon a blog post in my email by Bob Solomon titled The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017. Usually, when I receive a Magic Quadrant or Forrester Wave notification I dismiss it as most of my readers consider such things to be either industry propaganda or as one so eloquently put it; “a paid infomercial.” Although […]

Spend Matters SolutionMap: A Thin Line Between Greatness And Irrelevance

April 21, 2017

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The response to my April 11th post, Initial Questions Regarding Spend Matters SolutionMap has been interesting, to say the least. To start, I have appreciated the openness of Azul Partners VP of Marketing Carina Kuhl to provide me with information – including the E-Procurement SolutionMap PRO articles that are only available to subscribers, to help me to better understand their service […]

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 […]

How does Wall Street and Venture Capitalist money influence service provider transparency?

January 27, 2016

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I have been getting a lot of interesting feedback regarding my last post about Zycus. In one discussion, I had expressed my surprise regarding how frank they were about the market, the competition, where they are weak, and where they are strong. I could not help but wonder why they were so open. The response I received was […]

Why a vendor’s values are more important than their technology

January 20, 2016

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As reader interest continues to shift from technical specifications and Magic Quadrant ratings, to focus instead on real performance indicators such as assessing the people and values behind a company, covering our industry requires an entirely different set of skills than it did in the past. Given the increasing level of comfort and competency that today’s […]

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

July 28, 2015

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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; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_F5GxCwizc In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]

Vendor Management can Drive Growth & Compliance without Stifling Innovation by Jaideep Sen

May 7, 2015

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Editor’s Note: When I read this post that was initially submitted to me in February, the first thought that came to mind was the fact that the author was looking beyond technology in terms of managing vendor relations. This is an important point, in that for far too long our industry has put so much stock […]