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Interview with Bravo’s Sexton goes beyond Ontario Government implementation

August 3, 2017

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Claire Sexton, who has taken the helm of the Ontario Government implementation from former BravoSolution VP Dan Warn made two interesting statements regarding the status of the at times challenging initiative. In case you missed my previous posts on this story, here is the link to access the archive. To start, Sexton indicated that they have […]

Dan Warn leaves BravoSolution; how will his departure affect the Ontario implementation?

July 28, 2017

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Hey Jon, Things are great in Ontario – was just there this week where we discussed broadening the scope of our solution.  Good stuff.  We’re also getting a lot of traction in private sector in Canada as a result of the recent IBM news and SAP precipitous drop in the MQ (well, and our own […]

Auditor General’s Report on BravoSolution Implementation Raises A Number Of Concerns

December 20, 2016

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Last year I wrote a series of articles on the BravoSolution implementation challenges with the Province of Ontario. According to sources, the provider was using strong arm tactics in an effort to force Ontario public sector organizations to use their platform. As is the case with any investigative story that originates with unnamed sources, I reached […]

Despite early challenges, Bravo appears on track to make Ontario initiative a success by Jon Hansen

November 10, 2015

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For those of you who followed my coverage of BravoSolution this past summer, you will know that information sources provided a detailed (and graphic) picture of an initiative that looked to be in trouble. Specifically, Bravo’s challenges in terms of its platform gaining traction within the Ontario Government. To their credit, rather than ducking the tough […]

Highlights from my interview with Bravo VP Dan Warn regarding Ontario Government implementation by Jon Hansen

July 15, 2015

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Yesterday’s interview with Bravo Vice President Dan Warn was a fast but comfortably-paced discussion, in which the exec provided much needed insight into the Ontario government implementation, including the purported challenges highlighted in my recent posts. The big question of course was whether or not Bravo has or had employed strong-arm tactics, by suggesting that […]

The Daniel Warn Factor: What can Bravo learn from the Blue Cross Blue Shield implementation? by Jon Hansen?

July 12, 2015

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“As CPO, led complete procurement transformation in less than 18 months including the design and adoption of a new purchasing policy, strategic sourcing process, vendor management program, implementation of P2P and eSourcing solutions, and creation of a procurement dashboard to monitor key performance metrics and target areas for continuous improvement. This resulted in an increase […]

While Bravo asks me to wait, the data coming in paints an interesting picture by Jon Hansen

July 11, 2015

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“We saw your article on BravoSolution’s alleged tactics in Ontario and are quite concerned. There are several factual inaccuracies both implied and stated in the article. I understand the reporting is based on what you heard from an anonymous source.  BravoSolution would like the opportunity to respond and set the record straight before you post […]

No Ovation For BravoSolution’s In Ontario? by Jon Hansen

July 10, 2015

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” . . . since the award Bravo has been running up and down Ontario broader public sector claiming that MGS has “mandated” that all public sector orgs switch over to it… even going so far to darkly hint that provincial funding could get taken away if people don’t transition to their platform. We’ve heard […]

What If?

July 13, 2017

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Inspired by The Economist’s annual “What If” essays, I thought that it might be fun to apply the same question to our procurement world. For example, “What If” Rob Bernshteyn had been CEO of Perfect Commerce instead of Coupa? “What If” IBM never purchased Emptoris? Here’s one, “What If” Andrew Bartolini had continued to be […]

Mickey North Rizza v. Thomas Kase

May 3, 2017

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Some of the people who have been following the #coupakase story had observed that while Thomas Kase’s move to Coupa isn’t as noteworthy as when Mickey North Rizza jumped to Bravo, they are in agreement that the optics are an issue. I would agree with this assessment from the standpoint of poor optics. However, for […]