Browsing All posts tagged under »ariba«

A SciQuest SLAPP . . . A Matter Of An Intended Action? by Jon Hansen

August 22, 2015

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When I received the letter from SciQuest last Friday threatening legal action for the allegedly libelous commentary of this blog regarding their company, I immediately shared it with you in my post SciQuest Fights Back: A Case of David and Goliath? In that post, I indicated that I stand by my research and what I have written. […]

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

July 28, 2015

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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; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_F5GxCwizc In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]

A confident disclaimer from ThomasNet VP regarding Walmart deal? by Jon Hansen

July 22, 2015

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“We are not here to pass judgement – the suppliers can speak for themselves . . . it is up to them to decide” – Tom Greco, VP of Publishing Operations at ThomasNet.Com It is rare that one receives the answer to a question in such a direct and concise manner, so as to remove any […]

Oracle And SciQuest: When Market Need And Timing Trumps Corporate Development Models by Jon Hansen

July 13, 2015

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Big corporations are constantly on the hunt for smaller startups that can fill a void. They not only look for innovative solutions but also companies that already have a strong presence and have scaled. – Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It by Mike Templeman, Inc. Magazine One of the most interesting aspects of […]

Oracle acquires SciQuest? by Jon Hansen

July 8, 2015

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The past 24 hours have been most interesting in terms of the continuing SciQuest saga. Specifically, Oracle’s reported interest in acquiring the troubled company. According to sources in the know, there have been high level discussions between the two organizations that have been ongoing for some time. Since I have not received an official response from either […]

Are investment bankers and Wall Street bad for business? by Jon Hansen

November 29, 2014

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In what many consider to be a controversial article titled The Myth of Ariba, a former executive for the company said the following; “Ariba was a real company with a real product that got swept up in its own hype, with unfortunate consequences,” and that “Ariba was basically a fraud . . . creating [the […]

Call from investment banking firm regarding SciQuest post telling by Jon Hansen

November 27, 2014

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Similar to when I received a call from investment banking firm Craig-Hallum regarding my post that the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace or “OECM” had decided to drop Ariba and eat $20 million in the process, the conversation I had with a representative from an investment banking firm shortly after I had posted my article on SciQuest, was equally […]

SciQuest “Sales” Execution Troubles? by Jon Hansen

November 26, 2014

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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 […]

Oracle In Hot Water In Oregon Over Allegations of Racketeering By The State’s Attorney General by Jon Hansen

September 16, 2014

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Okay, right off the bat and as this should not come as a surprise to anyone who has read this blog over the years, I have never been a fan of Oracle. In fact I think they are the poster child for everything that is, and has been, wrong with the ERP world for a long […]

Is Duke ready to make a move away from SciQuest? by Jon Hansen

August 26, 2014

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One of the great things about being the rebel in the procurement world is that you become the clearing house for industry news simply because your are viewed as being neutral.  In short, people are more inclined to tell you things because they know that their confidences can be trusted, and that you are going […]