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The Gartner Procurement Q4 2009 Heat Map

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 24, 2009

I took advantage of a bit of quiet time this lovely Christmas Eve to update the heat map for my end-user client interactions this quarter.  Here are some interesting take-aways: ...

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A Great Reference Book for Spend Analysis

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 17, 2009

I hope Kirit Pandit, an industry professional that I really respect – accepts this blog posting as a semi-apology or at least a firm clarification of a comment I made...

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Hype Cycle for Procurement Applications, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 11, 2009

Procurement spans a rich and diverse range of activities.  The variety of tools available to enable procurement activities and expanding and maturing at a heightened rate this year, due to...

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Busch Was Right About One Thing

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 24, 2009

  I suppose I should feel honored that Jason Busch would take the time to speculate in his blog about my work and my priorities.  I’ve certainly gotten some mail...

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Call for Strategic Sourcing Suite Vendors

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 28, 2009

Today I am kicking off the Magic Quadrant for Sourcing Application Suites update process – and calling for vendors that should be considered for inclusion.  (I have not decided on...

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Key Issues for Enterprise Contract Management and Procurement Applications, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 6, 2009

This Gartner research document outlines my planned research for now through March 2010.  Procurement technology 2009 research will focus on the important issues of cost cutting, the competitive landscape and...

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Another Interesting Implication for SaaS

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 23, 2009

I’m noticing a very interesting micro-trend in my inquiries this month.  I’ve taken several calls from clients who are nearing the end of a subscription to a software solution and...

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A Renewed Interest in Strategic Procurement Consulting Services

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 2, 2009

Here’s something surprising I’m finding in my 2009 inquiries – a renewed interest in procurement strategy consulting services.  It comes as a bit of surprise to me because of the...

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