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Is Amazon The New Oracle or How The Emergence of The B2C World Marks The Official End of The ERP Era by Jon Hansen

September 12, 2014

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Over the years I have written a great deal about why “traditional” ERP-based procurement solutions have, with a predictability that is almost as certain as the sun rising every morning, failed to deliver the expected results.  One of the main reasons is user adoption – or the lack thereof. Back in 2007, when Microsoft made yet another […]

SAP: No Longer an ERP Company? by Jon Hansen

November 1, 2013

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When I was speaking before what I can only describe as being a great audience at Virginia’s Forum 2013 earlier this week – it has to be something in the water there because these people are remarkable in terms of their enthusiasm for procurement and desire for information – I touched on the decline of […]

Assimilating Innovation (Part 1 of 3): Why Coupa’s new alliance with KPMG may be the worst (or best) of times by Jon Hansen

April 10, 2013

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Editors NOTE: It wasn’t that long ago that Coupa used to applaud my articles for the veracity of my research and the perspectives that I delivered regarding their growing presence in the market.  In fact I wrote a series of guest posts for the Coupa Cabana blog in which they informed me that the readership […]

Are enterprise software vendors becoming the new telephone companies of the cloud computing age?

February 22, 2012

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Talking with an ever increasing number of both new as well as long established software/ERP vendors within the context of the cloud and the accelerated mobile reality of conducting business in a global marketplace, an interesting trend is emerging in terms of how these organizations are coming to a proverbial fork in the road relative […]

My series on the history of spend management and evolution from traditional ERP solutions has attracted record numbers in terms of readers . . .

September 21, 2011

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When COUPA asked me to write a multi-part series on the history of spend management and the evolution from traditional ERP players to the new Titans of SaaS as I have called them, I never honestly considered nor anticipated the level of reader response.  I never do, as I have always written about those subjects […]

It’s the real thing . . .

June 15, 2011

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Next month, Rosslyn Analytics, which has the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of cloud-based spend data services, will unveil another chapter in its rapid growth. This announcement will be a “game changer” for organizations seeking complete control over their spend data when they want with little to no support necessary from vendors. Whenever I read statements […]

Oracle launches sourcing software on demand: Why market adaptability may ultimately derail the transition (Part 2)

April 14, 2009

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“Recognizing that adoption or end-user compliance is one of the main barriers to a successful program, the ability for project champions to leverage user comfort with known applications such as Excel to access certain functions within the SAP architecture could stimulate stakeholder buy-in, at least internally. By promoting the utilization of SAP through a familiar, […]