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OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?

September 1, 2010


Editor’s Update: Unfortunately the PowerPoint presentation that is referenced in this article was taken down by it’s author.  While it would have served as a good reference point in terms of what ultimately derailed the program and perhaps helped others to understand what went wrong and why, its removals is nonetheless telling. The great part […]

OECM Pulls PowerPoint Update

September 7, 2010


Low and behold, I just went back to the September 1st post “OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?” and magically the “pulled” PowerPoint has reappeared! It will be interesting to see if we get a response from the OECM along the lines of a claim that the PowerPoint was never […]

OECM Pulls (or Perhaps “Censors” is the right word) their SlideShare PowerPoint: Thank goodness for downloads!

September 7, 2010


In a Goodfellas or Casino-type of move – re burying the proverbial body in the desert, the OECM pulled their PowerPoint presentation from SlideShare. As you will recall, this was the presentation to which I had provided a link in my September 1st post “OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?” […]

SciQuest “Sales” Execution Troubles? by Jon Hansen

November 26, 2014


I appreciate your analysis from an external point of view and its very valid but reads like talking points from the CEO and Marketing. Now let me give you an insiders view of the truth. It’s NOT a sales execution issue, that’s the CEO’s version of creating a fall guy to mask the product development […]

Towards Tesco Reborn, or why Procurement Insights is your number 1 source for well . . . procurement insights by Jon Hansen

June 17, 2013


It is a very exciting time for the Procurement Insights brand, especially with the recent launch of our new European Union Edition. Besides having has its Chief Editor one of the top public procurement experts in the UK (and perhaps even beyond) in the person of Colin Cram, we are going to be announcing 10 […]

Is Ariba Still On-Demand? For shareholders and execs the answer is yes but . . . (The Ariba Interviews Revisited)

September 13, 2012


Shortly after taking to the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network in the Spring of 2009, I had both the unique opportunity and pleasure of interviewing Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Minahan as well as their CFO Ahmed Rubaie. The shows, which originally aired on April 16th, 2009 (There’s a slow, slow train […]

Is Ariba more focused on Wall Street versus their chosen market?

November 2, 2010


Now some may refer to the headline related to this post as being an exercise in whimsical semantics as they would most likely point to the fact that being able to service clients is ultimately what drives the revenues that leads to Wall Street performance. However, and as we have discovered over the past year, […]

The M&A Shuffle or, Why Clients Assuming Responsibility for their Own Success is Forever Altering the Consultant/Vendor Landscape

October 22, 2010


In yesterday’s post “eVA: Your Still The One!,”  I had provided a number of insights into why Virginia’s program continues to be one of the most enduring examples of a procurement initiative that has and continues to deliver results. While there are other programs to which I can refer in the context of being successful such […]

While Rome Burns, Jason Busch Talks About Remodelling The City

September 3, 2010


I want to tell you right up front that I do not actually go looking to shoot holes into the concepts or ideas that are presented by the fellow pundits within the purchasing and supply chain world.  This is largely due to the fact that being the writer/editor of six blogs (and growing), the number […]

What do Ariba and SciQuest have in common? by Jon Hansen

July 28, 2015


I have received numerous comments regarding my last couple of posts, particularly as it relates to a free press and the prevalence of native advertising or content. You should check out the John Oliver commentary on native advertising through the following link; In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]