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Gartner E-Procurement Vendor Ratings

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 4, 2010

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...

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The Gartner Procurement Q4 2009 Heat Map

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 24, 2009

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: ...

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Peppol: Potential Beyond EU Government Procurement?

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 16, 2009

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...

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Help Wanted . . !

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 9, 2009

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...

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Q&A: The Top 21 Questions for Evaluating and Implementing E-Procurement

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 6, 2009

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...

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Please Don’t Change My User Interface

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 30, 2009

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...

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Some thoughts as I finish up a European Tour

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 23, 2009

I am just wrapping up a tour of several European cities – including Paris, Geneva, Lausanne, Frankfort and Vienna.  It’s always a pleasure to visit clients here but this trip...

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Hype Cycle for Procurement Applications, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 11, 2009

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...

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Q2 09 Procurement Technologies Heat Map

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 22, 2009

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...

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Not the Carrot, the Stick!

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 30, 2009

I was just reading an interesting blog on – see .    I used to think that voluntary use of an e-procurement system was an OK idea – especially...

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