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SAP just changed the game if not the industry with their planned acquisition of SuccessFactors

December 6, 2011


I guess that it is true about Christmas being the time for miracles . . . As you know readers I have been one of the most vociferous critics of traditional ERP players such as SAP over the years for a variety of reasons. This includes the abundance of colossal failures of implementations in both the […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 5): Talent Attraction and Retention – An Exercise in Platitudes?

August 19, 2011


Each day for the next seven days I will be posting parts 1 through 7 from what is considered to be one of the most popular series in the Procurement Insights Blog’s history. The Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series was based on my review of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Report that was originally […]

The M&A Shuffle or, Why Clients Assuming Responsibility for their Own Success is Forever Altering the Consultant/Vendor Landscape

October 22, 2010


In yesterday’s post “eVA: Your Still The One!,”  I had provided a number of insights into why Virginia’s program continues to be one of the most enduring examples of a procurement initiative that has and continues to deliver results. While there are other programs to which I can refer in the context of being successful such […]

With SAP, failure is not an option . . . often times its the only option!

September 20, 2010


What does a bankrupt drug store chain, a County in Washington and an IT integrator have in common?  All have collectively lost tens of millions of dollars through failed SAP initiatives. The following is a white paper that was originally released in early 2008 and examines the myriad of challenges experienced by government organizations in […]