What IBM was to mainframes and Coupa was to SaaS, Nipendo is to the P2P cloud by Jon Hansen

Posted on April 23, 2014


In talking about the Internet of Things and more specifically the Internet of Things and Humans, Eran Livneh wrote the following in his recent Nipendo blog post What is the Internet of Things and what does it mean to the P2P world“For Procure-to-Pay applications to keep pace with where “Things” are heading, we need to ask the same question O’Reilly poses: how do we make it possible to fundamentally change the entire experience and workflow of a job we do?”

Livneh then went on to talk about Aaron Levie’s Tweet about Uber in which Levie made the statement that “Uber is a $3.5 billion lesson in building for how the world *should* work instead of optimizing for how the world *does* work.”

For both end-users and P2P cloud solution providers alike, consider this to be your notice that the procurement world as we know it is on the brink of a major transformational surge forward.  A change that for most will come at a much faster and more dramatic pace than anticipated.

The key to getting in front of this evolutionary curve is dependent on the ability to think beyond the familiar way of doing things, and embracing the prospects of what is actually possible.  Even if said possibilities have not yet been fully recognized and contemplated.

In this context, Livneh provides some basic yet effective examples in his post of the difference between how the world works and how it should work in the P2P world.

This is one of the main reasons why I believe that Nipendo is a company to watch – and watch closely – in that not only have they seen the future, they also understand it and are positioned to leverage and influence it to the full benefit of their clients.

I am of course not alone in my position that IoT or IoTH will emerge as a major game changer in 2014.  If you check out Bob Ferrari’s blog Supply Chain Matters, you will discover that he also sees the emergence of what has been called the Third Industrial Revolution on the near horizon.

The question you have to ask yourself is simply this; what are you going to do to prepare for the Internet of Things and Humans?