Browsing All posts tagged under »Bravo Solutions«

Musings For A New Year: Do vendors have to make it in the U.S. to be successful?

January 12, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The following are musings from a mind with too much caffeine, a computer, and observational inclinations. As such, beyond what is plainly written, there is an underlying message. Do you know what it is? If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere . . . – Lyrics from the song New York, New […]

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 […]

Spend Matters Sells Out by Jon Hansen

August 12, 2015

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In my July 29th post Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence?, I raised a question that seemed to have struck a nerve with many professionals – both within and external to the procurement world. Included in the numerous points that I had raised, was the link to a humorous, but nonetheless accurate, commentary by John Oliver, […]

What’s on the menu? Should industry analysts and bloggers have to reveal their revenue source? by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2015

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“Analyst objectivity and accuracy is an issue that is frequently debated. Much of the criticism appears to focus on the business relationships between analysts and the technology providers that are the subjects of their research. In short, analyst firms often rely heavily on revenues from the technology providers they cover.”* In yesterday’s post, I revealed the […]

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 […]

Was The NIGP Competitive RFI For Their Consulting Arm Really Competitive? by Jon Hansen

April 24, 2015

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The task force created a competitive Request for Information process that was distributed to interested providers on August 29, 2012. An open, competitive process was utilized. • The task force received six (6) proposals to the competitive RFI issued by NIGP: 1. BravoSolution submitted by Tom Pellescki 2. Florida Atlantic University’s Public Procurement Research Center […]

Measuring Klout in the purchasing world paints a revealing picture as to who the real market influencers are . . .

October 27, 2011

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal video on Klout, an application they referred to as being the most effective means by which to quantify one’s true reach and influence in the world of social media and social networking, yours truly appears to have garnered a solid score, surpassing industry traditionalists such as Jason Busch and […]

A Sycophants Waltz? Why One Can’t Get a Straight Answer from Jason Busch?

May 21, 2010

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I must admit that I was surprised by the kerfuffle surrounding my suggestion that Jason Busch might on perhaps one or two points of opinion surrounding topics such as spend intelligence be out of touch.  Wait for it . . . did the world just stop rotating on its axis? If you recall from a […]