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Still Waters Run Deep: A Profile of cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali by Jon Hansen

May 5, 2015


One of the most exciting elements of Procurement Insights’ New Wave Companies Program, is that it does not provide an expansive list of vendors or, attempt to fall back on the familiar features, functions, benefits framework of the past.  Let’s face it, the myriad of lists and quadrants over the years have done little in […]

Deemed inappropriate? One reader weighs in on my coverage of Patrick Grady’s exciting “new” company

December 4, 2014


A comment was submitted by a reader using a pseudonym – which does raise a red flag – being highly critical of Patrick Grady.  Grady as you will recall, is the visionary behind the emerging Deem which was formerly known as Rearden Commerce, and was the subject of a recent post here on Procurement Insights. I will […]

Syndicated Commerce: Deem Takes “Smart” B2B Purchasing To The Next Level by Jon Hansen

November 6, 2014


It is not often that I will write a commentary post in advance of an upcoming interview, however with Deem I am making an exception. There is a reason for this of course.  Outside of an article written over a year ago by Phil Wainewright titled Quietly reinventing B2B commerce, recent coverage has been somewhat pedestrian, […]

With the launch of #cloudtour 2014, the time for cloudBuy is now by Jon Hansen

October 1, 2014


New Wave 2014 company cloudBuy has just begun a 5 country, 30 day tour in which they will travel to Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Syndney and Hong Kong to talk about their unique B2B eCommerce platform. What makes them unique?  Why after 20 years is the company, according to founder and Chairman Ronald Duncan, now in […]

Is Amazon The New Oracle or How The Emergence of The B2C World Marks The Official End of The ERP Era by Jon Hansen

September 12, 2014


Over the years I have written a great deal about why “traditional” ERP-based procurement solutions have, with a predictability that is almost as certain as the sun rising every morning, failed to deliver the expected results.  One of the main reasons is user adoption – or the lack thereof. Back in 2007, when Microsoft made yet another […]

Direct and Indirect Procurement in the B2B World

September 8, 2014


Originally posted on In The Cloud:
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is part 3 in a 4 part series by cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali that has been published in the Brokers Forum of India magazine.  You can access parts 1 and 2 in the series through the following links; July issue, page 26 for article part 1 of 4 …

The New eCommerce B2B World: Redefining the Buyer – Supplier Relationship by Nilesh Gopali

August 5, 2014


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is part 2 in a 4 part series by cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali that has been published in the Brokers Forum of India magazine.  You can access part 1 in the series through the following link; July issue, page 26 for article part 1 of 4 In my previous article Connecting the dots […]

Enhancing the retail experience for corporate buyers by Jon Hansen

July 14, 2014


Specifically, people started to ask the question “why can’t we have the same experience sitting at the office as we do at home?”  Consumer experience it is safe to say has forever changed the business world’s approach to B2B engagement. – Ronald Duncan, January 8th, 2014 In The Cloud post I have with great interest […]

No longer a man’s world . . . the rise of the female B2B economy by Jon Hansen

June 26, 2014


“This is a mans world, This is a mans world, But it would be nothing,nothing Without a women or a girl” According to a recent AT Kearney study titled The Rise of the Female Economy in B2B, the role of women as the chief decision maker in the home has now extended to the virtual […]

New Wave Company Update: Freightos raises $4.6 million in VC funding for global expansion by Jon Hansen

March 26, 2014


Well it didn’t take long for one of our Year in the Life co-winners to start creating waves in terms of making their mark in 2014. On Monday I received an e-mail from Freightos sharing the news that the company had just raised “$4.6 million from three Israeli VCs in a series B, in order […]