Browsing All posts tagged under »OECM«

What do Ariba and SciQuest have in common? by Jon Hansen

July 28, 2015


I have received numerous comments regarding my last couple of posts, particularly as it relates to a free press and the prevalence of native advertising or content. You should check out the John Oliver commentary on native advertising through the following link; In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]

Call from investment banking firm regarding SciQuest post telling by Jon Hansen

November 27, 2014


Similar to when I received a call from investment banking firm Craig-Hallum regarding my post that the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace or “OECM” had decided to drop Ariba and eat $20 million in the process, the conversation I had with a representative from an investment banking firm shortly after I had posted my article on SciQuest, was equally […]

SciQuest “Sales” Execution Troubles? by Jon Hansen

November 26, 2014


I appreciate your analysis from an external point of view and its very valid but reads like talking points from the CEO and Marketing. Now let me give you an insiders view of the truth. It’s NOT a sales execution issue, that’s the CEO’s version of creating a fall guy to mask the product development […]

Towards Tesco Reborn, or why Procurement Insights is your number 1 source for well . . . procurement insights by Jon Hansen

June 17, 2013


It is a very exciting time for the Procurement Insights brand, especially with the recent launch of our new European Union Edition. Besides having has its Chief Editor one of the top public procurement experts in the UK (and perhaps even beyond) in the person of Colin Cram, we are going to be announcing 10 […]

Has the ERP-world finally come down to this . . . An Ariba For Dummies?!

November 16, 2010


“How’s your business’s commerce health? Need some improving? Businesses must tap flexible solutions that enable them to access the resources they need as they need them to collaborate more efficiently and effectively with their trading partners. This little book helps you assess your business commerce health and then introduces a new approach to making things […]

The M&A Shuffle or, Why Clients Assuming Responsibility for their Own Success is Forever Altering the Consultant/Vendor Landscape

October 22, 2010


In yesterday’s post “eVA: Your Still The One!,”  I had provided a number of insights into why Virginia’s program continues to be one of the most enduring examples of a procurement initiative that has and continues to deliver results. While there are other programs to which I can refer in the context of being successful such […]

OECM Pulls PowerPoint Update

September 7, 2010


Low and behold, I just went back to the September 1st post “OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?” and magically the “pulled” PowerPoint has reappeared! It will be interesting to see if we get a response from the OECM along the lines of a claim that the PowerPoint was never […]

OECM Pulls (or Perhaps “Censors” is the right word) their SlideShare PowerPoint: Thank goodness for downloads!

September 7, 2010


In a Goodfellas or Casino-type of move – re burying the proverbial body in the desert, the OECM pulled their PowerPoint presentation from SlideShare. As you will recall, this was the presentation to which I had provided a link in my September 1st post “OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?” […]

While Rome Burns, Jason Busch Talks About Remodelling The City

September 3, 2010


I want to tell you right up front that I do not actually go looking to shoot holes into the concepts or ideas that are presented by the fellow pundits within the purchasing and supply chain world.  This is largely due to the fact that being the writer/editor of six blogs (and growing), the number […]

$20 Million Ariba Fiasco Gains Crossover Appeal and Market Attention

September 3, 2010


As the writer/editor for six blogs and counting, there are at times those stories that seem to have a powerful “crossover” appeal in that regardless of a blog’s primary or main topical focus they generate considerable download activity. For example, posts regarding security in the cloud or cyber war and those on leadership and employment […]