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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Highlights from my interview with Bravo VP Dan Warn regarding Ontario Government implementation by Jon Hansen

July 15, 2015

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Yesterday’s interview with Bravo Vice President Dan Warn was a fast but comfortably-paced discussion, in which the exec provided much needed insight into the Ontario government implementation, including the purported challenges highlighted in my recent posts. The big question of course was whether or not Bravo has or had employed strong-arm tactics, by suggesting that […]

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 […]