Browsing All posts tagged under »Gartner«

Which came first? Procurement’s transformation or technology’s?

March 22, 2018


In the second poll from today’s webinar The Rise of Post Modern ERP & its impact on procurement, the following question was asked; How much will your role as a procurement professional change in the postmodern ERP era? No, the strikeout of the word procurement is not a typo. I will explain that momentarily. The results of […]

Next Week; My Take On Horizon 2017 #HZN17

October 13, 2017


Earlier this week I was in New Orleans – or the Big Easy as it is better known at Horizon 2017 moderating two discussions featuring expert panelists from around the globe. The first – which was on the Main Stage was titled Procurement Automation in Postmodern ERP Age. The dialogue was energized as both panelists, […]

3 Poll Results From Zycus Webinar Provide Glimpse Into P2P Future

August 24, 2017


While I will be sharing with you the on-demand link from this morning’s Zycus webinar (Driving P2Pay Beyond Implementation) as soon as it is available, I wanted to post the results of the three polls that were taken during the session. Both Zycus VP of Corporate Development Richard Waugh and I were somewhat surprised by […]

New Webinar: Driving P2P Returns Beyond Implementation

August 1, 2017


  When the first post appeared in the Procurement Insights blog in May 2007, it was well before what has now been referred to by Gartner as the “post-ERP Era.” At the time, some of the biggest challenges facing the procurement world evolved around the declining returns on ERP-based procurement solutions and user adoption (or […]

Who Is Bob Solomon @bsolomon10?

July 20, 2017


I inadvertently stumbled upon a blog post in my email by Bob Solomon titled The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017. Usually, when I receive a Magic Quadrant or Forrester Wave notification I dismiss it as most of my readers consider such things to be either industry propaganda or as one so eloquently put it; “a paid infomercial.” Although […]

Initial Questions Regarding Spend Matters SolutionMap

April 11, 2017


Spend Matters released its first SolutionMap, an essential tool for procurement executives and their teams to assess and understand vendor capability on an ongoing basis. – Press Release, April 10th, 2017 I received an e-mail from Azul Partners VP of Marketing Carina Kuhl in which she shared news regarding Spend Matters’ release of its first […]

Theranos and procurement continued . . .

May 9, 2016


“whose best interest does the procurement industry press serve . . . the solution providers or the procurement professional? You cannot serve both.” Or here’s another way to look at the dynamics of such relationships: “whose best interests do procurement professionals serve . . . the suppliers who serve our business customers, or our business […]