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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 […]

Self-Determination Over Technology: How The County of Santa Clara Has Laid The Foundation For eProcurement Success by Jon Hansen

June 23, 2015

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“I have been following Virginia since 2000 – 15 years ago. To be connected with Virginia and to implement Ariba in SCC, we are going to have a huge imprint in the US. I used Jon Hansen’s articles to do my research to further justify the right eProcurement strategy for the County. And now I […]

Does the UK’s new Crown Commercial Service represent the future of public sector procurement? by Jon Hansen

July 24, 2013

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A corporate-style overhaul of the way the government buys up to £12bn of goods and services will be announced today as ministers try to use the spur of austerity to change the way Whitehall operates and make savings of around £1bn a year. from the  July 23rd, 2013 Financial Times article Business-style agency to run […]

SAP just changed the game if not the industry with their planned acquisition of SuccessFactors

December 6, 2011

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I guess that it is true about Christmas being the time for miracles . . . As you know readers I have been one of the most vociferous critics of traditional ERP players such as SAP over the years for a variety of reasons. This includes the abundance of colossal failures of implementations in both the […]

UK Government Puts An End To The Gravy Days of Big Budget IT Initiatives: Another Nail for Large ERP Vendors?!

December 3, 2010

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Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, speaking at a meeting attended by 31 major government suppliers including BT, Hewlett Packard, IBM and CapGemini, claimed that large-scale bespoke IT systems – many of which have gone significantly over budget in the past – would henceforth be replaced by less expensive and “off the shelf” offerings. from UK […]

With SAP, failure is not an option . . . often times its the only option!

September 20, 2010

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What does a bankrupt drug store chain, a County in Washington and an IT integrator have in common?  All have collectively lost tens of millions of dollars through failed SAP initiatives. The following is a white paper that was originally released in early 2008 and examines the myriad of challenges experienced by government organizations in […]

HP “Buyer Incentives” and Off-Label Prescription Sales: Are there any good apples left to spoil the maleficence barrel?

May 19, 2010

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“In many foreign countries, particularly in those with developing economies, it is common to engage in business practices that are prohibited by laws and regulations applicable to us, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Although we implement policies and procedures designed to facilitate compliance with these laws, our employees, contractors and agents, as well […]