Browsing All posts tagged under »eVA«

Virginia’s eVA Program Garners Yet Another Industry Award by Jon Hansen

September 16, 2014


“Virginia took home the honor of Gold Cronin Award winner with their submission eVA Mobile Apps. eVA Mobile Apps – eVA Mobile 4 Business and eVA Mobile 4 Approvers – empowers users by bringing the bidding process to their fingertips and allows approvers to have real-time access to requisitions. These innovative apps provide a fast, secure […]

Virginia makes SDCE 100 list for 2014 by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2014


Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray’s character is locked in a perpetual loop in which he is forced to relive the same day over and over and over again? Eventually Murray’s character realizes that he can actually learn from his experiences and use them to both anticipate and respond to […]

Revised Forrester Wave Report confirms what I have been saying since 2007 . . . eVA is tops in public procurement by Jon Hansen

April 4, 2014


From my very first Yes Virginia posts (Part 1 and Part 2) in September 2007, I have believed without any uncertainty that the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eVA eProcurement platform is a model that governments around the world should emulate. This is especially true given the fact that the vast majority of initiatives in the public […]

What we can learn from Walmart regarding eCommerce network fees by Ronald Duncan

February 20, 2014


Originally posted on In The Cloud:
In reading Duncan Jones’ recent Procurement Leaders article Are eCommerce Network Fees For Suppliers A Barrier Too Far?, his reference to pricing model penalization reminded me of a 2007 article I read by Jon Hansen titled Public Sector Procurement and the Walmart Effect. Even though the Jones article had…

Revolution to Evolution: Is the B2B Marketplace Undergoing a Major Transformation? by Russell Darling

January 9, 2014


Originally posted on In The Cloud:
For years, eProcurement has been about supplier consolidation, to strategically limit the supplier base, to partner with content “aggregators”, to leverage those aggregators’ technology, volume pricing, and terms. However, during those same years, when I reviewed my client’s marketplace pricing (ok, maybe it was my mom reviewing the price…

#eVAForum2013 The procurement professional’s Achilles heel by Jon Hansen

November 5, 2013


“Procurement professionals are great at delivering value, but terrible at promoting their value to their organization and beyond.” This is the statement I made to open my second session at last weeks 25th Annual Public Procurement Forum in Virginia. Titled Strategically Speaking: Procurement, the Organization and You, I focused on the significant changes that are […]

Virginia Launches eProcurement Mobile App by Bob Sievert

August 29, 2012


Governor Bob McDonnell announced the launch of a free mobile application for eVA, Virginia’s award-winning electronic procurement system. The eVA Mobile 4 Business app allows anyone with an Internet-enabled mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Samsung, HP, etc.) to have real-time access to Virginia government business opportunities-anywhere, anytime. Virginia is the first state to launch […]

Bridging the disconnect between finance and purchasing (Part 4): Determining true economic performance through real-time production logistics

September 16, 2011


“It is equally important to measure the allocation of financial resources that look beyond standard capital investment analysis tools such as time value of money, rate of return, salvage value, and so on, and take into account the ongoing value to the equity stakeholders in securing this investment.  Economic Value Add (EVA), a financial analysis […]

Fiscal realities and Government contracting (Part 4): Supplier cause and effect

September 9, 2011


It is a funny thing that as a writer when you put the virtual pen to paper you never really know what will or will not strike a note with your readers.  All you can truly hope is that your passion for the subject matter coupled with sound research practices will  prove worthy of consideration […]

Former key executive for successful Scottish Government initiative talks about automation success and failure

April 28, 2011


Ian Burdon, who recently entered the ranks of the private sector, and has held a number of key executive positions within the Scottish Government including being at the helm of the eProcurement Scotland initiative as it’s Program Manager and chief champion, joined me earlier today on the PI Inquisitive Eye from the UK. Ian provided […]