Debbie Wilson

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Evaluating Your IT Vendor’s Financial Performance

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 4, 2010  |  Comments Off

Understanding Gartner’s Finanical Ratings of IT Vendors (subscription required) details how Gartner baselines vendor’s financial performance .  Nope its not procurement, but yep its an updated version of the model developed on Cool Tools for Purchasing.  (Alright, I admit it, I’m tickled to see this model more broadly adopted!)   The basics of the rating include cash flow [...]

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Top Procurement Processes and Thoughts on How to Measure Them

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 4, 2010  |  Comments Off

This pair of notes (subscription required) Develop KPIs for Procurement Processes Top Procurement Processes describes the top procurement processes – spending analysis, purchasing, strategic sourcing, and supply base management – and offers recommendations on how to assess their effectiveness.

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Gartner E-Procurement Vendor Ratings

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 4, 2010  |  2 Comments

Critical Capabilities for Best of Breed E-Procurement Vendors Critical Capabilities for ERP-Based E-Procurement Solutions This pair of documents (subscription required) rates e-procurement vendors against 11 major capabilities including fixed asset acquisition, internal store support; basic purchasing functionality; invoice matching; catalog support; specialized casual user interface; supplier collaboration; public-sector functionality; extended configurability; heterogeneous integration; and multisite [...]

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Category: Cost Cutting E-Procurement Research Library (Subscription/Purchase Required)     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:

Answering Ariba’s 9r1 Upgrade Call

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 15, 2009  |  2 Comments

You can pretty much assume that when I haven’t blogged for a while – something is up.  That has certainly been the case over the last month, as I have been buried with calls from Ariba customers of older on-premise products version 8.2 and 4.4 and older – asking about their options now that Ariba has [...]

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Category: Maintenance & Support Research Library (Subscription/Purchase Required)     Tags:

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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Vendor Guide: Master Data Management, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 18, 2009  |  Comments Off

This Gartner vendor guide (subscription or purchase required) describes and categorizes the plethora of vendors that offer MDM related solutions.  This year’s report has been expanded with profiles of vendors in the procurement MDM space, including Aravo, AECSoft, CVMSolutions, iTradeNetwork, PartMiner Worldwide, Xcitec and Zynapse.   The report also covers general-purpose MDM tools that can be [...]

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Vendor Vulnerability 101: Assessing Financial Performance

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

The down economy and the tightness of capital markets of 2009 will lead to significantly higher levels of vendor bankruptcy, instability and closure.  Figure out whether your vendor is a dominator, leader, fighter, survivor or flailer; and establish an effective scope for a vendor vulnerability program. Use observable vendor behavior, financial ratio analysis and qualitative [...]

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Category: Research Library (Subscription/Purchase Required) Risk Management Strategic Sourcing The Business of Software Vendor Vulnerability     Tags:

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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Category: Contract Management Cost Cutting E-Procurement Multienterprise Business Process Platform Procurement Market Research Research Library (Subscription/Purchase Required) Reverse Auctions Software as a Service Spend Analysis Strategic Sourcing Supplier E-Invoicing Supplier Information Management Supplier Performance Management Tactical Sourcing Transaction Enablement     Tags:

How Banks and Processors Can make EIPP Services Appealing to Corporate Customers

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 6, 2009  |  2 Comments

Banks and payment processors are becoming more interested in electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP) as a source of new revenue.  This Gartner research note recommends that banks and payment processors partner with EIPP vendors to participate in this growing market.  Access to How Banks and Processors Can Make EIPP Services Appealing to Corporate Customers is [...]

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