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Top Procurement Processes and Thoughts on How to Measure Them

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 4, 2010

This pair of notes (subscription required) Develop KPIs for Procurement Processes Top Procurement Processes describes the top procurement processes - spending analysis, purchasing, strategic sourcing, and supply base management -...

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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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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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Is Chasing Deflation a Good Idea?

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 14, 2009

I’ve been hearing an increasing number of organizations going back to suppliers for mid-contract price reductions because of prices generally falling. Other organizations are, for the first time, seriously bidding...

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