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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A Great Reference Book for Spend Analysis

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 17, 2009  |  1 Comment

I hope Kirit Pandit, an industry professional that I really respect – accepts this blog posting as a semi-apology or at least a firm clarification of a comment I made to him recently.  My fairly caustic remark was about someone who wrote a book on procurement technology (I’m not naming names or the specific topic […]

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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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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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Call for Strategic Sourcing Suite Vendors

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 28, 2009  |  16 Comments

Today I am kicking off the Magic Quadrant for Sourcing Application Suites update process – and calling for vendors that should be considered for inclusion.  (I have not decided on inclusion criteria yet – but definitely plan to cover a wider set of vendors than last year’s report, which featured Ariba, BravoSolution, CGI, Global eProcure, […]

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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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Another Interesting Implication for SaaS

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 23, 2009  |  11 Comments

I’m noticing a very interesting micro-trend in my inquiries this month.  I’ve taken several calls from clients who are nearing the end of a subscription to a software solution and are now taking the opportunity to look around.  Some are accessing their solutions via hosted delivery, others via SaaS.  Either way, the impetus for the […]

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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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