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We interrupt this SciQuest Series . . . by Jon Hansen

August 26, 2015

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Analysts, however, didn’t share his unwavering confidence, with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co, Inc’s Tom Roderick asking what assurances Wiehe could offer that implementation issues didn’t contribute to the contract dispute. “How much comfort do you have that we won’t see this sort of situation replicated with other large bodies?” he asked. Wiehe repeatedly insisted Colorado […]

The Ohio Effect: Why SciQuest’s condition may be terminal by Jon Hansen

August 7, 2015

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Word on the street has it that after three years with little success and much frustration, Ohio is looking for an alternative to the SciQuest “sandwich model” they have been using. At the heart of the problem is the fact that the SciQuest method for catalog creation and maintenance is both complicated and costly. This […]

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 […]

What does the departure of SciQuest CFO really mean? by Jon Hansen

June 2, 2015

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Baseball is a great game. In fact it is America’s pastime. As a result, I would like to view the recent news out of SciQuest regarding the departure of their CFO within the context of a batter coming up to the plate. For those unfamiliar with the game, the batter gets an opportunity to hit […]

Martha Stewart’s comment that “Bloggers Are Not Experts” is a case of delivering the right message but using the wrong standards by Jon Hansen

October 17, 2013

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“Bloggers are writing recipes that aren’t tested, aren’t necessarily very good or are copies of things that really good editors have created and done. Bloggers create a kind of …umm…popularity but they are not the experts. We have to understand that.” – Martha Stewart Nothing beats a good dust-up to get the heart pumping and […]

The Bandwagon Effect or why Spend Matters coverage of Coupa speaks to the growing creditability gap of “traditional” industry pundits by Jon Hansen

October 3, 2013

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Back on September 18th, 2008 in a post titled “Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity” I gave a review of the Coupa solution.  I outlined in detail why I believed that the company would become a major player in the then not too distant future.  Sharing the news of my belief in the company’s inevitable […]

It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2013

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“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is a song by the rock band R.E.M. No, this hasn’t become a music blog – especially given the fact that I can’t carry a tune to save my life! However, the above referenced lyrics are more than appropriate in terms […]

BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: A tale of two takeovers! By Jon Hansen

September 20, 2013

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In business as in life, timing is everything. No sooner had I completed a 2-Part guest post for the Buyers Meeting Point Blog (Part 1 and Part 2), regarding the recent news that SciQuest had acquired CombineNet, and this morning I receive word from our newest sponsor Xchanging that they have acquired MarketMaker 4 (MM4), a […]