Debbie Wilson

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Peppol: Potential Beyond EU Government Procurement?

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 16, 2009  |  1 Comment

I had the privilege of chatting this week with Mikkel Hippe Brun, Technical Director of PEPPOL (Pan European Public Procurement) and chief consultant at the Danish National IT and Telecom Agency.  Brun is playing a key role in the PEPPOL initiative – which has a goal to drive purchase transaction document exchange online for public […]

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Help Wanted . . !

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 9, 2009  |  5 Comments

Today I fielded ANOTHER call from a supplier that is frustrated with and challenged to support all the various buy-side e-procurement and e-invoicing solutions of their customers.  “We’re a high volume shop,” they said, “it’s not practical for us to log into a dozen different portals to download orders and submit invoices.”  To complicate matters, […]

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Category: E-Procurement Multienterprise Business Process Platform Supplier E-Invoicing The Business of Software Transaction Enablement     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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Please Don’t Change My User Interface

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 30, 2009  |  3 Comments

I find a strikingly curious conundrum happening in procurement automation.  There has been a well-known, long-term challenge with the usability of applications in e-procurement, e-sourcing, etc, and clients have begged for quicker screen refresh times, fewer clicks and more intuitive screen lay-outs.  But what I’ve observed recently is that when vendors try to respond to […]

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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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Category: Contract Management E-Procurement Master Data Management 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 The Business of Software Transaction Enablement     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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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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Category: Cost Cutting E-Procurement Procurement Staffing Reverse Auctions Spend Analysis Strategic Sourcing Transaction Enablement     Tags:

The Role of Procurement in Electronic Presentment and Payment (EIPP)

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 30, 2009  |  Comments Off

Published:  December 2008 This note set is the result of great Gartner teamwork to cover a complex and evolving area.  John Van Decker, Nigel Rayner, Kathy Tornbohm and I put our heads together to review all the various alternatives organizations have to streamline the accounts payable process.  The top level note, EIPP Can Improve Finance […]

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Category: Cost Cutting E-Procurement Research Library (Subscription/Purchase Required) Supplier E-Invoicing Transaction Enablement     Tags:

Live from Silicon Valley: The Cradle of E-Procurement Civilization

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 25, 2008  |  5 Comments

I’ve had the opportunity to spend the last few days in San Francisco and the South Bay area, my old stomping ground, visiting Gartner clients, attending a few days of Oracle OpenWorld and meeting with several Oracle EBS / PeopleSoft customers.  It’s been the perfect place to finish my research for my upcoming Oracle procurement […]

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