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Did Periscope (and the NIGP) sell Parthenon a white elephant? by Jon Hansen

July 7, 2015

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“I am just spitballing here but . . . Hawaii as well as other governments have or are moving away from the NIGP Code. Others have said that it would not be that difficult to switch taxonomies either . . . is the reason why Periscope made the deal with Parthenon and then merged with BidSync, due […]

Breaking The NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2015

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Back in the middle of April, I wrote a post titled What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? At the time, there seemed to be a notable reluctance on the part of NIGP Code licensees such as States, to make the switch to another taxonomy. According to feedback, this reluctance was based upon […]

What does “Covering The Procurement World” really mean? by Jon Hansen

June 14, 2015

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In the 6th chapter of our upcoming book, Kelly Barner and I assess the effectiveness of the media in covering the procurement world. Titled “The Media and Procurement: Are We Really Covered?,” we open the chapter with the following; “I am hard pressed to understand the reasons why industry blogger and analyst coverage of the Periscope acquisition of BidSync […]

Should governments boycott Periscope-BidSync until the NIGP conflict is resolved? by Jon Hansen

April 22, 2015

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Another major difference between grassroots boycotts and professional campaigns lies in their focus. While grassroots campaigns are usually aimed at convincing consumers to spend their money elsewhere, Steele says that smart campaigns direct their attention towards a brand’s reputation instead of directly at its bottom line. “Although seemingly intangible, the brand value alone of a […]

Silent No More: Spend Matters and Buyers Meeting Point Weigh in on #CodeGate by Jon Hansen

April 20, 2015

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On Friday I wrote the post The Silence Of The Blogs (And Industry Analysts). As I had indicated, while there are without a doubt numerous benefits of being the one to cover a story of significant importance – which I believe the NIGP – Periscope story to be, there is a greater good that must be served […]

The Silence Of The Blogs (And Industry Analysts) by Jon Hansen

April 17, 2015

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While I am hard pressed to understand the reasons why industry blogger and analyst coverage of the Periscope acquisition of BidSync has been limited to the usual commentary, with no real follow-up beyond the initial announcement, one thing of which I am certain is this . . . being the lone voice has its benefits. Even though I have always […]

Will SAP Buy Tradeshift? by Jon Hansen

April 17, 2015

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As you know, and much like the coverage of our industry in general, I usually find press releases announcing either a new client win, or a merger and acquisition, as little more than the perfunctory dissemination of information that reveals little if anything meaningful.  In fact, the vast majority of announcements would be better placed in either […]