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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 […]

Breaking The NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2015

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Back in the middle of April, I wrote a post titled What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? At the time, there seemed to be a notable reluctance on the part of NIGP Code licensees such as States, to make the switch to another taxonomy. According to feedback, this reluctance was based upon […]

The Other Side of Grimm by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2015

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A colleague recently asked me the following question; will those who oppose NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm be annoyed because my coverage may not have demonized him as they had hoped? It is an interesting query on many levels. To start, I think it is safe to say that this story overall is frustrating to many regardless of […]

What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

April 15, 2015

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“Interesting yet . . . outside of a handful of States, the majority of the 33 using the NIGP Code according to my multiple sources, do not feel that the history component is enough of a deterrent relative to making the change to the UNSPSC Code.  Their determination in this regard is further underlined by […]

Could Periscope’s Deal With Parthenon Be Challenged By NIGP Code Customers? by Jon Hansen

April 14, 2015

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One of the more interesting comments I received from a number of readers regarding the last post on Parthenon’s role in the NIGP #CodeGate controversy, is whether or not the NIGP actually practices what it preaches in terms of adhering to the principles of good contract management. Specifically, in 2001 when Periscope acquired the rights to […]

With regards to the NIGP Code, are States forfeiting their future for the sake of a questionable past? by Jon Hansen

April 3, 2015

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“Just to be clear . . . one of the main reasons why States don’t just jump to the United Nation’s Code is that without a crosswalk, historic spend data that is tied into the NIGP Code would be lost?  Based on my research to date, it appears that with the exception of a handful […]

Missouri Award Protest: The Gettysburg of Public Sector eProcurement by Jon Hansen

March 31, 2015

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CONTENTION #2 – Within their offer Perfect Commerce made false claims regarding contractual rights with the NIGP Code . . . we contend that Perfect Commerce is non-responsive (non-compliant) as they have indicated affirmative responses that violate existing contractual agreements between Perfect Commerce and Periscope. Please refer to the attached letter (pages 7 to 9)  from NIGP […]

IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance by Jon Hansen

December 13, 2014

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When IBM approached me earlier this week to talk about their recent collaborative partnership with JDA Software, I thought sure – why not. After all, it would be interesting to learn where Big Blue fit into the picture in terms of Gartner’s proclamation that the Postmodern ERP Era is upon us. “The plan is to […]

Up Periscope? Examining Periscope’s acquisition of BidSync with a “Survivor’s” eye by Jon Hansen

December 11, 2014

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Breaking News Update: Word is that Periscope and BidSync have filed a formal letter of protest regarding Missouri’s award of a contract to Perfect Commerce. Over the next day or two I will be providing further details.  That said there are suggestions that Periscope is using their NIGP connections both on and off the record, […]