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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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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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Reaching Up

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 14, 2009

I’ve had a string of inquiries over the past few weeks from smaller organizations that are keen to invest in procurement technologies – to improve their sourcing processes, to support...

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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Tax 'Em

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 29, 2009

I heard from a major procurement vendor today that they are initiating a “tax” on customers that integrate to their platform- by charging a fee for each connection to a...

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Key Issues for Enterprise Contract Management and Procurement Applications, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 6, 2009

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...

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Vendor Vulnerability – Handfield’s Flawed Recommendation

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 6, 2009

I can’t seem to get Dr. Robert Handfield’s recent, astonishing Wall Street Journal out of my head.  In “United They Stand,” Handfield argues that buying companies should proactively help critical...

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SaaS: A Different Approach to the Business of Software

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 15, 2008

Last week, Kevin Potts of Emptoris commented on my note on Procurement Market trends with a good question - Why did we write that Hybrid SaaS/On-Premises vendors are at a...

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Market Trends: Procurement Technologies, Worldwide 2007-2012

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 26, 2008

Published:  November 25, 2008 Document ID # G00162877 Author:  Chad Eschinger, Debbie Wilson The procurement software market is forecast to grow from $2.1 billion in 2008 to more than $3.0...

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