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The Role of Procurement in Electronic Presentment and Payment (EIPP)

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 30, 2009  |  Comments Off

Published:  December 2008 This note set is the result of great Gartner teamwork to cover a complex and evolving area.  John Van Decker, Nigel Rayner, Kathy Tornbohm and I put our heads together to review all the various alternatives organizations have to streamline the accounts payable process.  The top level note, EIPP Can Improve Finance […]

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Category: Cost Cutting E-Procurement Research Library (Subscription/Purchase Required) Supplier E-Invoicing Transaction Enablement     Tags:

The Newest CIO Role?

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 30, 2009  |  2 Comments

I had the opportunity to visit several end-user clients over the last week.  I confess that this is one of my favorite duties here at Gartner.  Face to face meetings allow an incredibly greater depth of conversation than a phone call, and when I see someone with my own two eyes I feel like I’ve […]


Category: Cost Cutting E-Procurement Procurement Staffing     Tags:

Searching for E-Procurement

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 20, 2009  |  9 Comments

Due to the incredible uplift in demand I’m seeing for e-procurement software, I am embarking on a review of the marketplace.  (Don’t know how many expressing interest will actually buy – but hey I’m optimistic.)  In going through my notes I have uncovered an extensive list of vendors to consider for inclusion (I am limited […]


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Is Chasing Deflation a Good Idea?

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 14, 2009  |  4 Comments

I’ve been hearing an increasing number of organizations going back to suppliers for mid-contract price reductions because of prices generally falling. Other organizations are, for the first time, seriously bidding out work that has gone for years (or forever!) to favorite incumbents. For published examples, see: Prices are clearly falling in many spending categories. For […]


Category: Cost Cutting Strategic Sourcing Supplier Performance Management Tactical Sourcing     Tags:

Software Development and the Law – An Opportunity to Contribute to Research

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 7, 2009  |  1 Comment

Dear Readers,  My colleague and esteemed analyst Thomas Otter is asking for your help.  He says:    “As part of my PhD I’m researching software engineer/developer/architect understanding of and attitude towards laws that relate to software. Getting the direct input via this survey from you will help me build a more accurate picture of the […]

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I Get It Now – Its All About the Taxes

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 5, 2009  |  Comments Off

Last year began with an occasional inquiry on the “procure-through-pay” approach to e-invoicing, and it ended with a steady stream.  It wasn’t too hard to figure out right away that the European approach to this type of initiative is very different from the U.S.  In Europe, it’s all about the invoice.  European Union directives make […]

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Category: E-Procurement Supplier E-Invoicing Uncategorized     Tags: