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Gartner E-Procurement Vendor Ratings

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 4, 2010

Critical Capabilities for Best of Breed E-Procurement Vendors Critical Capabilities for ERP-Based E-Procurement Solutions This pair of documents (subscription required) rates e-procurement vendors against 11 major capabilities including fixed asset...

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Q&A: The Top 21 Questions for Evaluating and Implementing E-Procurement

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 6, 2009

This new research (subscription required) answers the most common e-procurement-related questions that end users are asking Gartner.  Sample questions include how to maximize the ROI for e-procurement, how to drive...

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A Downside of SaaS [At Least for the Vendor Community]

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 3, 2009

I had an interesting client call yesterday that reminds me that the flexibility of a SaaS subscription can work both in favor of the SaaS vendor (hey, you don’t have...

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The Wall Street Journal Goes Business Class?

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 22, 2009

I’ve been reading the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ever since my undergraduate days – in the ‘80s, when the newspaper was assigned as reading for my Economics 101 class.  Since then, it’s been...

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The Good And Bad Sides of Visibility

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 25, 2009

My colleague and friend Andrew White was kind enough this morning to send me a link to a very interesting article in today’s Financial Times:  When Procurement is a Matter...

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Q2 09 Procurement Technologies Heat Map

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 22, 2009

One of my favorite things to do is to bury myself in a spreadsheet for some good, old-fashioned data analysis.  This long-term interest in numbers is evidenced by my undergraduate...

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Reaching Up

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 14, 2009

I’ve had a string of inquiries over the past few weeks from smaller organizations that are keen to invest in procurement technologies – to improve their sourcing processes, to support...

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Not the Carrot, the Stick!

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 30, 2009

I was just reading an interesting blog on PurchasingNet.com – see http://www.purchasingnet.com/p2padvisorblog/?p=168 .    I used to think that voluntary use of an e-procurement system was an OK idea – especially...

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Critical Capabilities for Best-of-Breed E-Procurement Vendors

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 24, 2009

I am really pleased to be able to announce the availability of the first ever Gartner rating  of the e-procurement market.  Critical Capabilities for Best of Breed E-Procurement Vendors assesses...

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How Not To Use Procurement Leverage: Bullying 101

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 21, 2009

Last week, I commented on Professor Rob Handfield’s overly supplier-centric recommendations on helping distressed suppliers through a financial crisis. No one could accuse Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, a global brewing giant,...

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