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No Deal: Why The Procurement World Has Gone Silent

February 17, 2016


“Oh, gotcha. But are the deals not happening or are they just not being announced? With SaaS, you can switch so easily, so why would you bother announcing who you’ve implemented this year/month/week? I think ease of switching has made win news go the way of press releases. It would be like announcing where you decided […]

Musings For A New Year: Do vendors have to make it in the U.S. to be successful?

January 12, 2016


Editor’s Note: The following are musings from a mind with too much caffeine, a computer, and observational inclinations. As such, beyond what is plainly written, there is an underlying message. Do you know what it is? If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere . . . – Lyrics from the song New York, New […]

Is innovation the sole domain of the young or why Kurt Warner and Tom Brady could have been in procurement? by Jon Hansen

February 18, 2015


Over the past few weeks I have been writing about the procurement world from the standpoint of what I referred to as being Generation Next. I wrote about how procurement was a “brand new game, with new rules requiring new skill sets that the older generation does not possess.” Now to once again be as […]

With SciQuest selection, Deloitte’s demonstrates once again why professional services firms should stick to number crunching by Jon Hansen

November 28, 2014


With posts such as It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers, and my questioning the wisdom of a blogger’s decision to feature Deloitte’s Brian Umbenhauer as a co-author of a post on SaaS Vendor Selection/Implementation Tips, you are not likely going to be […]

The reemergence of a recognized brand by Jon Hansen

July 3, 2014


It has been a while since we last heard from Rosslyn Analytics, a company whose intelligence sharing platform empowered buyers in a way that  forever changed the industry’s view of data mining and its practical utilization in the purchasing decision-making process.  In short, Rosslyn was efficiently managing big data before we called it big data. […]

How Nipendo makes us all look smart by Jon Hansen

June 2, 2014


Back in my April 23rd post “What IBM was to mainframes and Coupa was to SaaS, Nipendo is to the P2P cloud“, I wrote the following; I believe that Nipendo is a company to watch – and watch closely – in that not only have they seen the future, they also understand it and are […]

Throwback Thursday: The Origins of Failure for ERP – Jon Hansen on the Coupa Cabana

April 24, 2014


Keeping within the spirit of the social media world’s Throwback Thursday practice – I have used an old photo from my days as President of a publicly traded software company to comply with the image requirement – I thought that I would share the following article that was posted on the Coupa Cabana blog back […]