Debbie Wilson

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The Gartner Procurement Q4 2009 Heat Map

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 24, 2009  |  3 Comments

I took advantage of a bit of quiet time this lovely Christmas Eve to update the heat map for my end-user client interactions this quarter.  Here are some interesting take-aways:  I spoke directly with eighty-five unique end user organizations, up from 82 in Q4 2008 Hottest topics are Procure-to-pay (level from Q3); enterprise contract management [...]

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Hype Cycle for Procurement Applications, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 11, 2009  |  1 Comment

Procurement spans a rich and diverse range of activities.  The variety of tools available to enable procurement activities and expanding and maturing at a heightened rate this year, due to the widespread need to cut costs.  This signature Gartner document type profiles 26 different procurement technologies, detailing for each the current maturity level, the benefit [...]

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Q2 09 Procurement Technologies Heat Map

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 22, 2009  |  2 Comments

One of my favorite things to do is to bury myself in a spreadsheet for some good, old-fashioned data analysis.  This long-term interest in numbers is evidenced by my undergraduate degree in economics, with a special interest in statistics.  So yesterday was a very happy day as I spent much of it digging through my [...]

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Busch Was Right About One Thing

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 24, 2009  |  6 Comments

  I suppose I should feel honored that Jason Busch would take the time to speculate in his blog about my work and my priorities.  I’ve certainly gotten some mail over his blog entry from earlier this week, which is rather comical because it came right after I ended a dry spell of a few [...]

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Key Issues for Enterprise Contract Management and Procurement Applications, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 6, 2009  |  Comments Off

This Gartner research document outlines my planned research for now through March 2010.  Procurement technology 2009 research will focus on the important issues of cost cutting, the competitive landscape and maximizing technology investments, while enterprise contract management research will continue to track and analyze this dynamic market.  Key Issues for Enterprise Contract Management and Procurement [...]

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Procurement & The Oracle E-Business Suite

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 6, 2009  |  Comments Off

Procurement and the Oracle E-Business Suite is a foundational research note that reviews the Oracle E-Business suite Advanced Procurement Suite offering in depth.  Applications covered include:  Purchasing, iProcurement, iSupplier Portal, Sourcing, Procurement Contracts, Oracle Supplier Network, Oracle Services Procurement, Oracle Daily Business Intelligence for Procurement, and Oracle Procurement Master Data Management.  A subscription or purchase is required to view this Gartner [...]

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The Fifth Dimension of Contract Compliance

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 19, 2009  |  5 Comments

I forgot something.  Something important.   Two months ago I published a note called “The Four Axes of Contract Management Functionality.”  The genesis of the note was my frustration with the zillions of vendors that say they have contract management solutions, but each do something that are at least somewhat different (and in some cases are [...]

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MarketScope for Enterprise Contract Management

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 25, 2008  |  Comments Off

Published:  November 21, 2008 Document ID # G00161534 Author:  Debbie Wilson The enterprise contract management applications market grew 23% in 2007 and is projected to gain 16% more in 2008, as companies recognize the value of enabling the creation, storage and management of legal agreements of all types. Buoyant market conditions have fueled growth for [...]

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Sun Gives the Nod to Selectica

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 11, 2008  |  4 Comments

I just saw a very interesting news piece on the wire:  Selectica announced that it had landed Sun Microsystems as a new contract management customer.  The piece didn’t say that Sun Microsystems was a marquee customer of Nextance, a Selectica competitor and a pioneering contract management vendor that was acquired by Versata last fall.  I’ve [...]

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When Is a Contract a Contract?

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 5, 2008  |  4 Comments

Finishing up this year’s iteration of the MarketScope for Contract Management (which is soon to go into final editing – hurrah!)  has really made me think long and hard about what makes a contract a contract – and hence, what makes a contract management system a contract management system.  I can certainly say this year [...]

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