Browsing All posts tagged under »COUPA«

COUPA CEO’s fever gets the better of him

August 29, 2017

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We have all played the word association game at one point in time or another. For those unfamiliar with the premise, here is how it works; I give a word You tell me what immediately comes to mind when you see or hear that word Pretty straight forward, so let’s play. Word: IBM “THINK” ENIAC […]

What If?

July 13, 2017

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Inspired by The Economist’s annual “What If” essays, I thought that it might be fun to apply the same question to our procurement world. For example, “What If” Rob Bernshteyn had been CEO of Perfect Commerce instead of Coupa? “What If” IBM never purchased Emptoris? Here’s one, “What If” Andrew Bartolini had continued to be […]

You Can Read My Posts On Spend Matters PRO And Other Pictures Of The Week

May 19, 2017

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Most of you may not remember either Look or Life magazine, as both ceased publication in the early seventies. They were bi-weekly periodicals with minimal text that featured photographs of current events. One could say that with either publication a picture was literally worth a thousand words. In the spirit of these once great magazines, here […]

Mickey North Rizza v. Thomas Kase

May 3, 2017

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Some of the people who have been following the #coupakase story had observed that while Thomas Kase’s move to Coupa isn’t as noteworthy as when Mickey North Rizza jumped to Bravo, they are in agreement that the optics are an issue. I would agree with this assessment from the standpoint of poor optics. However, for […]

What is good for the Theranos goose is not for the procurement gander

May 2, 2017

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Short and sweet . . . When I posted the following poll as part of my coverage of the Theranos story asking if procurement needs or deserves independent media coverage, the results were 80 percent Yes, and 20 percent No. This lined up with what Kelly Barner and I found when we posed the question “does […]

New PI Poll: Does procurement need (deserve) independent media coverage?

May 1, 2017

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Former Spend Matters “Analyst” Kase: A VP By Any Other Name . . .

May 1, 2017

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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a frequently referenced part of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet seems to argue that it does not matter that Romeo is from her rival’s house of Montague, that is, that he is named “Montague.” – Wikipedia In Friday’s post 4 Major […]

4 Major Problems With Jason Busch’s Post Regarding COUPA Kase

April 28, 2017

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While I have reached out to Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn as well as Spend Matters’ Carina Kuhl for a comment on my post from this morning, I was sent the link to a post that Jason Busch wrote about Coupa hiring former Spend Matters employee Thomas Kase. You can read it through the following link; http://spendmatters.com/2017/04/28/technology-analysts-ndas/ Given […]

Spend Matters’ Kase Joins COUPA In An Interdepartmental Transfer

April 28, 2017

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For five years, Kase worked at Spend Matters as vice president of research and lead analyst . . . Prior to Spend Matters, Kase worked in different roles for source-to-pay providers Ariba and SciQuest – through their Procuri and AECsoft USA acquisitions, respectively. – April 27th, 2017, Global Newswire The incestuous nature of the procurement world […]

The Ivalua tail wags the CGI dog

April 17, 2017

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On the 26th of April, I will be interviewing Ivalua’s SVP Sales and Business Development Amol Joshi for the PI Window on The World radio show. The segment will air on the 27th of April at 12:00 Noon. In preparation for the interview with Joshi, I had the opportunity to talk with him earlier today […]