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Posts from Date:   2011-1

Are YOU a Supplier Serving Customers in their E-Procurement Application?

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 27, 2011

Attention!  Do you maintain punch-out catalogs for Ariba, SciQuest, Coupa, SAP, others?  Are you logging onto your customers’ Oracle iSupplier Network?  Are you submitting spreadsheets of product data for your customers to upload into their e-procurement system?   If yes, I hope you might consider taking a short survey on your experience working with e-procurement vendors.  […]

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Finally Friday – Trends in Pricing & News Roundup

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 21, 2011

Pricing Trends – Up, and Down! Pulling out of recession is great, no?  More jobs, more business, more shopping . .   well, but not everything is good about an improving economy.  Specifically, it’s not unusual for post-recession times to herald price increases and an uptick in inflation.  After all, during down times, sellers usually cut […]

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Marvelous Monday – Social Networking, News, and Lots of New Research

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 10, 2011

Social Networking Comes to Procurement? I’ve been asked several times over the past year by internal colleagues and various vendors whether I see demand for “Facebook” type social networking functionality in procurement applications.  My response is usually something along the lines of, “You’ve got to be kidding!” even though I love Facebook and I use […]

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