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Investment banking firm naming IBM as a possible SciQuest suitor makes one wonder? by Jon Hansen

July 8, 2015

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“If operations continue to improve, we view potential buyers to be IBM, Oracle, salesforce, NetSuite, and Workday.” – Northland Capital Markets article Let’s put aside for a moment the fact that boutique investment banking firm Northland Capital Markets “initiated coverage on SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI) with an Outperform rating and a price target of $20.00.” Beyond […]

Oracle acquires SciQuest? by Jon Hansen

July 8, 2015

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The past 24 hours have been most interesting in terms of the continuing SciQuest saga. Specifically, Oracle’s reported interest in acquiring the troubled company. According to sources in the know, there have been high level discussions between the two organizations that have been ongoing for some time. Since I have not received an official response from either […]

Impromptu Twitter exchange with SciQuest CMO Karen Sage regarding lawsuits . . . interesting by Jon Hansen

June 22, 2015

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One of the many things I like about social media is its spontaneity. Especially on Twitter. While having 18,000 plus followers certainly helps in terms of being exposed to a wide range of timely topics, it also affords one the opportunity to start an impromptu conversation, in which the exchanges are often times unfiltered or […]

Do client references really matter? by Jon Hansen

February 12, 2015

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“When asked what impact our customer references had on the decision, the client indicated they had never called them.” – Why Customer References are a Gigantic Missed Opportunity in Selecting a CMS by Jeff Cram Last June 18th I wrote a post titled Translating Irrelevance: Why vendor “market share news” has little value in a practical sense.  In that […]

Are investment bankers and Wall Street bad for business? by Jon Hansen

November 29, 2014

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In what many consider to be a controversial article titled The Myth of Ariba, a former executive for the company said the following; “Ariba was a real company with a real product that got swept up in its own hype, with unfortunate consequences,” and that “Ariba was basically a fraud . . . creating [the […]

Oracle In Hot Water In Oregon Over Allegations of Racketeering By The State’s Attorney General by Jon Hansen

September 16, 2014

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Okay, right off the bat and as this should not come as a surprise to anyone who has read this blog over the years, I have never been a fan of Oracle. In fact I think they are the poster child for everything that is, and has been, wrong with the ERP world for a long […]

Is Amazon The New Oracle or How The Emergence of The B2C World Marks The Official End of The ERP Era by Jon Hansen

September 12, 2014

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Over the years I have written a great deal about why “traditional” ERP-based procurement solutions have, with a predictability that is almost as certain as the sun rising every morning, failed to deliver the expected results.  One of the main reasons is user adoption – or the lack thereof. Back in 2007, when Microsoft made yet another […]

IBMs acquisition of Emptoris: So there was a plan after all by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2014

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In my post yesterday regarding Oracle’s acquisition of Micros Systems I wrote the following: The only concern I have is whether or not Oracle will screw things up by seeking to assimilate Micros into its culture, as opposed to capitalizing on its core or indigenous strengths.  In its purchase of Emptoris, IBM recognized that company’s […]

Oracle’s purchase of Micros takes me back to my old hospitality days by Jon Hansen

June 24, 2014

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A long time ago, in a galaxy (okay lifetime) far, far away . . . As soon as I heard the news that Oracle was expanding its reach into the hospitality business through its $5.3 billion purchase of Columbia, Maryland-based Micros, I was immediately reminded of a fellow by the name of Joe Finizio. Joe […]

Translating Irrelevance: Why vendor “market share news” has little value in a practical sense by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2014

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“Il mercato mondiale del software dedicato al procurement e al supply chain management è cresciuto del 7,3% nello scorso anno, toccando 8,9 miliardi di dollari nel 2013.” – Gartner, crescono le soluzioni IT per il procurement 18 Giugno 2014 No I haven’t been taking lessons in Spanish – on a good day I have enough […]