by Debbie Wilson | December 12, 2014
There is big news for American state and local government on the wire: Periscope Holding’s acquisition of BidSync. Periscope Holdings is an established leader in procurement platforms and e-procurement solutions with a number of large clients including the State of Arizona, the City of New Orleans and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. BidSync, a leading provider […]
by Debbie Wilson | September 5, 2012
I’m pleased to announce an edition to the Gartner team covering procurement technologies: Magnus Bergfors. Magnus resides in Sweden, and brings many years of experience in procurement on both the buy and sell side through stints at EFFSO Systems AB, Scandinavia airlines Group, Astra Zeneca, Saab Aerospace and IBX. Please join me in welcoming Magnus!
by Debbie Wilson | May 11, 2012
I heard from an end-user client today that Ariba has sued Coupa for patent infringement for patents it holds for its e-procurement solution. You can purchase access to the court filing fairly inexpensively at http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuits/patent-lawsuits/california-northern-district-court/93023/ariba-inc-v-coupa-software-inc/summary/. Never a dull moment in this industry, still.
by Debbie Wilson | April 20, 2012
We are looking to expand our e-procurement / e-sourcing team here at Gartner! Our ideal candidate is EMEA based. He or she will possess enough market knowledge to hit the ground running. See our job opening on LinkedIn at IRC17691 LinkedIn.
by Debbie Wilson | January 3, 2012
It was great to spend some downtime visiting my family last week during the holidays. My mother must have been doing some spring cleaning before my visit because she handed me a thick manila envelope of school papers to look through – some of my elementary and middle school papers! We laughed and reminisced as […]
by Debbie Wilson | November 29, 2011
Zycus recently published a really interesting study on what works best to drive high-performance results in procurement transformation – aka savings of 30%+ attributable to effective spend management practices. The number one enabler for high performance, in achieving contract and process compliance identified in the report was “monitor and report!” In other words, buyers that […]
by Debbie Wilson | November 18, 2011
I have had the pleasure today of participating in the Digital Momentum e-procurement conference held in Reyjkavik, Iceland. The agenda for the conference, which was sponsored in part by Evenex, has been about e-procurement and e-invoicing. Speakers included the Iceland Minister of Economic Affairs, an executive director of Reykjavik University, and a director from PEPPOL. […]
by Debbie Wilson | November 2, 2011
My esteemed colleague and cloud security specialist Jay Heiser made an interesting post today on the apparently-failing Contract Lifecycle Management vendor Mumboe. Mumboe earned much of its customer base by giving its SaaS-delivered solution away. Well, according to an article this week in Law Technology News, that business model didn’t generate enough cash to keep the business […]
by Debbie Wilson | October 27, 2011
I was so pleased to read about the Acquisition Reforms Bill sponsored by fellow New Englanders Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). According to this Federal News Radio article, the main gist of the bill is to enable consolidated purchasing at the federal US level. It carries the modest goal of $1 billion […]