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Posts from Date:   2011-11

Want Compliance? Share Performance Metrics!

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 29, 2011

Zycus recently published a really interesting study on what works best to drive high-performance results in procurement transformation – aka savings of 30%+ attributable to effective spend management practices.  The number one enabler for high performance, in achieving contract and process compliance identified in the report was “monitor and report!”  In other words, buyers that […]

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To Be or Not to Be: The Ideology of E-Commerce Standards

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 18, 2011

I have had the pleasure today of participating in the Digital Momentum e-procurement conference held in Reyjkavik, Iceland.   The agenda for the conference, which was sponsored in part by Evenex, has been about e-procurement and e-invoicing.  Speakers included the Iceland Minister of Economic Affairs, an executive director of Reykjavik University, and a director from PEPPOL.  […]

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A Reminder That Things That Seem To Good To Be True Usually Are

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 2, 2011

My esteemed colleague and cloud security specialist Jay Heiser made an interesting post today on the apparently-failing Contract Lifecycle Management vendor Mumboe.   Mumboe earned much of its customer base by giving its SaaS-delivered solution away.  Well, according to an article this week in  Law Technology News, that business model didn’t generate enough cash to keep the business […]

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