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Is selling the company before it is too late SciQuest’s only option? by Jon Hansen

August 3, 2015

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“I have enjoyed reading your notes on Sciquest. Seems like the only way the stock can go up at this point is if they sell the company because the fundamentals of their higher education segment sound like they are getting worse! Do you have any sense for the Board of directors and whether they are […]

Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence? by Jon Hansen

July 29, 2015

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In my interview with Shel Israel back in 2010, we discussed how Twitter would monetize its growing popularity. The segment was aptly titled Can Twitter Make Money. For those who are unfamiliar with Israel, he is one of the country’s foremost authorities on social media, having co-authored the book Naked Conversations, How Blogs are Changing […]

Did Periscope (and the NIGP) sell Parthenon a white elephant? by Jon Hansen

July 7, 2015

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“I am just spitballing here but . . . Hawaii as well as other governments have or are moving away from the NIGP Code. Others have said that it would not be that difficult to switch taxonomies either . . . is the reason why Periscope made the deal with Parthenon and then merged with BidSync, due […]

The beginning of an exodus from the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2015

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“Activebidder.com is an eprocurement website that runs Riverside/Irvine California and perhaps a few others . . .  They just announced the switch from NIGP to NAICS. Makes sense for smaller epro services like activebidder to strategically shift from NIGP after perfect commerce?” – anonymous source In my most recent post (New NIGP Revelations: A Story […]

New NIGP Revelations: A Story of Burnt Bridges and Promises of A Day of Reckoning by Jon Hansen

June 23, 2015

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“I worked with them several years ago, and one day would like to tell you our saga with NIGP, their consulting arm and Rick Grimm. The worst and most unprofessional group of people . . . As the world turns every dog has its day!”  Out of nowhere I received an e-mail in which the above […]

Leadership succession is the key to maintaining an association’s values and relevancy by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2015

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I recently thought about a comment that was made by one of my numerous sources for the NIGP #CodeGate story, regarding how Lewis Spangler is probably turning in his grave as a result of the perceived avarice on the part of current NIGP Chief Executive Rick Grimm. In explaining the reason for their comment, the individual said […]

Will NIGP CEO Rick Grimm Be Stepping Down? by Jon Hansen

June 9, 2015

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“An alternative would be that Grimm is terrified of what he might be facing at the conference, and as a result is hoping that this news re Buffum’s testimonial and the CIPS honor will have an impact with the membership . . .” The above is an excerpt of a statement I made during an […]

In honoring NIGP CEO, has CIPS undermined procurement’s creditability? by Jon Hansen

June 8, 2015

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A colleague asked me what I had thought of Rick Grimm being awarded a Fellowship by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which is the organization’s highest grade of membership. As I wasn’t previously aware of it, my first reaction was “hmmmm, that’s interesting . . .maybe he is getting the boot and […]

Playing Peek-A-Boo With Departing NIGP President Donald Buffum by Jon Hansen

June 6, 2015

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“Finally, and I speak for the entire board when I say this, we are wonderfully blessed to have a great CEO in Rick Grimm and a fantastic support team in Herndon. They continue to support all of us on a daily basis and we, in turn, support and believe in Rick and the rest of […]

Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow? by Jon Hansen

June 2, 2015

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! HIePRO currently uses NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) commodity codes to connect vendors to the solicitations they are interested via e-mail notifications. In August 2015, the State Procurement Office (SPO) will change the commodity code classification system from the NIGP codes to the NAICS (North American Industry Code System) code. The e-mail […]