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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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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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A Renewed Interest in Strategic Procurement Consulting Services

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 2, 2009  |  3 Comments

Here’s something surprising I’m finding in my 2009 inquiries – a renewed interest in procurement strategy consulting services.  It comes as a bit of surprise to me because of the tight economic conditions.  Expensive consultants are among the first things that businesses slash from their budget, right?  What is driving this round of interest appears […]

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Go Ahead, Run That Auction. . . .

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 24, 2008  |  1 Comment

A client asked me a very timely question today – whether it’s acceptable for buyers to increase their use of reverse auctions in these economic times.  Like many other organizations, our client is experiencing downward revenue pressure and would like to explore the possibility of responding by cost cutting.  Throughout my career, I have had […]

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