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Posts from Date:   2010-5

Thursday Thoughts, May 20, 2010- SAPPHIRE, Vinimaya and The Tribulations of Spending Analysis

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 20, 2010

Reflections on SAP’s annual user conference This week’s SAP annual user conference, SAPPHIRE NOW, was a fascinating experience.  I had numerous, interesting conversations with SAP customers, vendors, and, of course, SAP execs.  A couple of interesting tidbits:  ASUG, America’s SAP user group, delivered a slew of in-depth, customer-presented case studies on the pros, cons and […]

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Thursday Thoughts, May 13 2010 – Ariba in Italy; Public Sector Procurement Heating Up and New CFOs for SciQuest and Emptoris

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 13, 2010

News The pace of business sure seems to be steamy this month – lots of new deals announced in the press, lots of incoming calls from clients that have taken projects off hold.  All good stuff to work through before the distraction of summer hits!  Highlights this week include:  Ariba announced that it sold pretty […]

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Thursday Thoughts, May 7 2010 – Selectica, Oracle, VHA, and Why Negotiating Isn’t Enough

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 7, 2010

The Limitations of Negotiation I have a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for my grandfather.  Despite being born in poverty, losing his father at a young age and having only a 5th grade education, his achievements are remarkable.  He built a very successful construction and housing business that has survived him by many years, […]

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