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Archives for November, 2009


Magic Quadrant Ratings . . Underway

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 28, 2009  |  1 Comment

In between baking pies, eating turkey, watching hockey (go Monarchs!), playing tennis, and spending time with my family . . . first pass ratings are underway for the updated Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing suites.  Curits Fitch, Iasta, SAP, BravoSolution done . . . . . commencing Zycus . . . .

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Priceless Video from Xerox

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 23, 2009  |  Comments Off

As we approach the holiday season, don’t forget to take some time to relax and enjoy family and friends.   This priceless video from Xerox says it all – remember poor little Billy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXFEBbPIEOI

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A Great Reference Book for Spend Analysis

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 17, 2009  |  1 Comment

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 to him recently.  My fairly caustic remark was about someone who wrote a book on procurement technology (I’m not naming names or the specific topic [...]

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Help Wanted . . !

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 9, 2009  |  5 Comments

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 volume shop,” they said, “it’s not practical for us to log into a dozen different portals to download orders and submit invoices.”  To complicate matters, [...]

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Category: E-Procurement Multienterprise Business Process Platform Supplier E-Invoicing The Business of Software Transaction Enablement     Tags:

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

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 6, 2009  |  Comments Off

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 user adoption, what to expect if you are integrating a best-of-breed solution to an ERP(s) and whether, for public sector, funding the initiative through supplier [...]

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

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

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 3, 2009  |  2 Comments

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 to have a capital budget for us . . . just a bit of operating funds!) and against them.  (Hmmm [says the buying organization] we [...]

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Category: Cost Cutting Software as a Service     Tags: