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Posts from Date:   2010-10

Finally Friday: Lots of News This Week, and My Wish for Christmas

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 22, 2010

My Christmas Wish It sure an interesting time to work in procurement.  There are active, passionate discussions on how public sector should buy, whether collaborative sourcing and GPOs really work, and whether reverse auctions are dead.  My biggest problem with procurement transformation is the lack of ability to effectively, concretely, REALLY measure results – to […]

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Thursday Thoughts – Higher Education, Public Sector and E-Sourcing Best Practices

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 14, 2010

News BidSync, a Utah-based public sector procurement solutions vendor, announced this week that several of its customers have been recognized for excellence in procurement.  BidSync is well known for its e-notification capabilities – posting opportunities to bid online so there is no favoritism in who is invited to bid, and so an agency can solicit […]

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AECsoftUSA User Conference & News

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 5, 2010

News Fieldglass Inc. reported an investment from Madison Dearborn Partners – and the deal values Fieldglass at $220 million.  The investment will help Fieldglass “capitalize on the many opportunities” it has.  The deal valuation puts Fieldglass’ market cap just below SciQuest’s.  SciQuest, an e-procurement/e-catalog vendor had its IPO last week and it currently has a […]

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