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Posts from Date:   2010-4

Thursday Thoughts, April 22 2010 – Services Procurement, GPOs, and a Tribute to Purchasing Magazine

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 22, 2010

Thought of the Week:  How Not to Procure Services I had a very interesting call from a supplier earlier this week – they were having a very frustrating experience with a customer and were wondering if this is something they should expect more of from other customers.  To make a long story short, and with […]

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Thursday Thoughts – April 15th Edition – Enterprise Contract Management and the Fear of Upgrading

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 15, 2010

In the News It was nice to see a recent I-many press release touting the vendors success in general contract management with a “top 5 global pharmaceutical.”  In my humble opinion, vendors need to establish a strong leadership position in their own focus market before then can successfully diversity into others – something I-many has […]

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Thursday Thoughts, April 9 (OK sorry it’s Friday but what the heck!) – Heat Map and Cool Vendors

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 9, 2010

The tabulations are complete – ta da – and here’s the 2010 procurement technology heat map:  What’s hot – procure-to-pay, strategic sourcing suites and procurement modernization.  What’s not is vendor vulnerability (another good sign of the economy improving), stand-alone sourcing applications and procurement master data management.  Services procurement (contingent workforce management, statement of work based purchasing) […]

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Thursday Thoughts, April 1, 2010 – The Economy, A Proposed SciQuest IPO and Supply Base Management

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 1, 2010

Happy April Fools Day, and welcome Springtime! Here in northern New England we are happily seeing bluebird- blue skies once again after a long, windy, rainy storm.  Thank heavens.  There is, as usual, lots of interesting news from this past week.   SciQuest, a well-known, North Carolina-based vendor with a catalog e-marketplace, supplier network and SaaS-delivered […]

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