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Reminiscing - 1990, 2000 - and Thinking Ahead to 2020

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 5, 2010

I never dreamed that I would devote my professional life to a career in procurement.  Heck I hardly new what procurement was when I took a job as a junior...

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Peppol: Potential Beyond EU Government Procurement?

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 16, 2009

I had the privilege of chatting this week with Mikkel Hippe Brun, Technical Director of PEPPOL (Pan European Public Procurement) and chief consultant at the Danish National IT and Telecom...

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Help Wanted . . !

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 9, 2009

Today I fielded ANOTHER call from a supplier that is frustrated with and challenged to support all the various buy-side e-procurement and e-invoicing solutions of their customers.  “We’re a high...

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Some thoughts as I finish up a European Tour

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 23, 2009

I am just wrapping up a tour of several European cities – including Paris, Geneva, Lausanne, Frankfort and Vienna.  It’s always a pleasure to visit clients here but this trip...

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A New Chapter for Emptoris – and Avner Schneur

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 13, 2009

It’s hard to imagine Emptoris without Avner Schneur. When I think of Avner, I think of passion, intensity and drive.  I have no doubt that Emptoris has been a survivor...

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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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Licensing Matters

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 5, 2009

I’ve really noticed this year how much licensing strategy affects a vendor’s prospects.  Here’s just a few of the more interesting tidbits: ·        Some vendors charge on the basis of...

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Back to the Future

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 15, 2009

It’s beginning to feel like a reunion around lately with all the new-old names resurfacing in the industry.  Here are but a few of the resurfacings: ·        Click Commerce, or...

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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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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Tax 'Em

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 29, 2009

I heard from a major procurement vendor today that they are initiating a “tax” on customers that integrate to their platform- by charging a fee for each connection to a...

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