Browsing All posts tagged under »Emptoris«

Conversational Marketing and the Emergence of the Vendor Blog

February 3, 2010


In previous posts I emphasized the importance of those involved in the purchasing (and the logistics and supply chain industry as a whole) to become active participants in the emerging world of social media and social networking – and no, they are both not one in the same. Far too often however, when entering this […]

Move Into China By Emptoris A Bold Act Based On Solid Research, or A Reckless Gamble Based on Global Market Share Aspirations?

January 23, 2010


Chinese enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have been able to defend the challenge from global ERP leaders such as SAP and Oracle.  This article seeks possible reasons for major international ERP vendors not being able to dominate the Chinese ERP market.  Taking an ensemble view of technology, we conceptualize ERP systems as being embedded in […]

Behind Yesterday’s Press Release Regarding Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Decision to Expand Their Utilization of Emptoris’ Sourcing Solution

November 5, 2009


A beverage company buys large quantities of aluminum, which it uses to manufacture cans to package its products.  They would like to periodically take advantage of spot markets for recycled aluminum.  They can use numerous approaches to buy recycled aluminum from the spot market including bid automation software, auction services, and industry exchanges, but their […]

Emptoris Version 8 and the 10% Solution (An Empower 2009 Commentary)

October 2, 2009


In June I had the opportunity to talk with AMR’s Mickey North-Rizza on the PI Window on Business Show. Titled “Taking Measure of an Acquisition,” the main focus of the segment was to review what was then the recent Emptoris acquisition of Click Commerce.  A move I might add that had many industry pundits scratching […]

Patrick Quirk Appointed CEO of Emptoris (My Preliminary Reaction)

October 1, 2009


Oracle has acquired GoldenGate, a leading provider of real-time data integration solutions. GoldenGate’s best-in-class solutions enable real-time data integration and management by capturing and delivering updates of critical information as the changes occur and providing continuous synchronized data across heterogeneous environments. Companies are expected to gain improved business intelligence across the enterprise, with more accurate […]

Syndicated PI Ping: Emptoris to Introduce New CEO at Empower 2009 Conference

September 29, 2009


News Flash: Emptoris to name new CEO at Empower Conference . . . listen to today’s interview with Emptoris VP Kevin Potts. Today’s interview with Emptoris’ Kevin Potts provided an interesting perspective on the organization’s unique approach to delivering to the needs of its growing international, large enterprise client base. Over the next few days, […]

The Emptoris Evolution: A Vision of Planned Continuity

September 26, 2009


As the business mainstream begins to look for new avenues of driving both efficiencies and savings in their supply chain practice, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors are coming into their own as the only real alternative to the traditional, and largely ineffective ERP-based solution providers. This has prompted a migration of sorts for Tier One giants such […]

September is Going to Sizzle on Blog Talk Radio’s PI Window on Business

September 2, 2009


Our theme for this month’s impressive line-up of guests is “September is Going to Sizzle!”  View the following video highlighting the PI Window on Business Show’s outstanding schedule for the month of September. From discussing the secrets of moving ahead with acclaimed (Customize Your Career) author and leadership & communication expert Roz Usheroff on September […]

The Gathering Storm (What is Behind LinkedIn Policy Regarding Member Usage?)

July 30, 2009


I would have to say that my July 28th interview with Neal Schaffer (including the lead-up to the actual broadcast) was equal parts interesting, thought provoking and to a certain degree surreal. While the segment answered as many questions as it created, based on the flurry of calls, e-mails and yes even responses to my […]

Achieving Practical Outcomes to Complex Purchases at the Heart of the Emptoris Acquisition of Click Commerce

May 21, 2009


“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Physician, Poet, Writer, Humorist and Professor at Harvard (1809-1894) To begin, and as many of you already know, I have a great passion for […]