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The Year That Was, And The Year That Will Be – NIGP & SciQuest Update

April 4, 2017

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Even though we are past the first quarter in 2017, there are still some notable stories from 2016 that need to be wrapped up. For example, 2016 was the first year that this blog was sponsor free. There was also the SciQuest lawsuit that began in 2015, as well as the continuing investigation surrounding NIGP #CodeGate, both […]

$46 million loss on $83.6 million in revenue = $1 billion valuation?

September 13, 2016

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I have heard of the new math, but based on the company’s 2015 financial performance, I must admit that I cannot understand Coupa’s $1 billion valuation. Am I missing something? Of course it doesn’t look like I am entirely alone on this one. In his recent Business Insider article, Eugene Kim couldn’t seem to fully explain the […]

Are Public Sector Procurement Professionals Absent Laggards?

April 27, 2016

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I read and then re-read a recent article that I came across quite by accident in Scoop.it titled Procurement Technology: Why is the Public Sector Absent from the Table? Raj Sharma, who writes for the Public Spend Forum – and is also its Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, seemed to scold the public sector for not […]

Former Coupa VP of Product Management reaches out to talk about his new company

April 17, 2016

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This weekend, the Chief Commercial Officer from POOL4TOOL, Roger Blumberg, reached out to me through LinkedIn to ask if I was familiar with his company. In what turned out to be an impromptu electronic dialogue, it is amazing what you can learn with a few short keystrokes and the right questions. Rather than focusing on the […]

Does PayStream Report on Coupa Really Matter . . . To Anyone?

February 1, 2016

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Editor Disclaimer: Before anyone – okay Coupa – thinks that I am picking on them, I want to state that the reference to them in this post is purely a matter of timing. Had I received a press release about the PayStream report featuring another vendor, we would be talking about them right now. In short, the vendor […]

Referring to themselves as the last of the great independents, Zycus call was unexpected and interesting

January 26, 2016

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I must admit that I was a little surprised when I received an e-mail from Zycus indicating that they wanted to talk with me to provide an update on their company. It is not because I am not a good conversationalist. I think that I can be an interesting, delightful, and perhaps even entertaining contributor to any […]

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 […]

Company culture and the Glassdoor effect by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2015

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In yesterday’s post, I had made reference to a Forbes article by Josh Bersin  titled Culture: Why It’s The Hottest Topic In Business Today, in which he made the statement that “We have arrived in a world of “haves” and “have-nots” when it comes to attracting and engaging top talent.” Bersin then went on to say that “Fortune’ Best Companies happen […]

If Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company? by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2015

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YES! I just wanted to remove the mystery or any possible doubt surrounding what my answer would be to the question “if Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company?” By the way, what prompted the question (and this post), was a very recent  Bloomberg interview with Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn. By the way – and I […]

Addressing Wiehe’s alleged accusations of being Big Foot with an agenda by Jon Hansen

September 8, 2015

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By now you have likely read my previous post A Material Change at SciQuest?, in which I shared with you the information I had received from multiple sources within the company. Included were a series of audio excerpts from their recent Q2 Scoop session. Another of the excerpts – which you will be able to access by clicking […]