Browsing All posts tagged under »Periscope«

Mickey North Rizza v. Thomas Kase

May 3, 2017

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Some of the people who have been following the #coupakase story had observed that while Thomas Kase’s move to Coupa isn’t as noteworthy as when Mickey North Rizza jumped to Bravo, they are in agreement that the optics are an issue. I would agree with this assessment from the standpoint of poor optics. However, for […]

Ivalua WINS Arizona, but will the award be challenged?

April 7, 2017

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“Ivalua is excited to be awarded the business for Source-to-Pay solution along with our partner KPMG. State of Arizona Procurement and IT teams have been leaders in procurement transformation and have been using procurement technology for the last 8 years. As the State looks to start the next leg of their transformation journey, a modern, […]

Who won Arizona?

March 30, 2017

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Earlier this week I had been made aware of recent developments in Arizona. While I was told to whom the State had awarded the contract for the RFP referenced in my July 26th, 2016 post titled Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening, I am waiting to reveal this information until I have had the opportunity to […]

Confidential Information, Trade Secrets and The “Use” of Non-Disclosure Agreements

August 16, 2016

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Last week was very interesting – okay, every week is interesting – but last week in particular. On three separate instances I was made aware of attempts to circumvent the Freedom Of Information Act under the auspices of protecting proprietary information or trade secrets, the possible release of confidential information, and the frustration of sources who want to […]

Is There Truth In Procurement?

August 6, 2016

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Is Periscope’s “No Comment At This Time” The Right Way To Go?

July 28, 2016

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As is my normal practice, I always like to reach out to all parties referenced in a story to provide each one with an opportunity to be heard. The importance of doing this is self-evident. In terms of my post yesterday Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening, I sent a number of messages to to different people […]

Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening

July 26, 2016

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At the end of this post, you will find a copy of a letter dated July 20th, 2016 from Periscope Holdings Inc. CEO Brian Utley, under the heading Protest of Solicitation No. ADSPO17-00006413; Electronic Procurement Solution. Periscope is challenging the State of Arizona’s decision to issue an RFP for an “Electronic Procurement Solution.” Here is the link to the State’s […]

What was the end result of the NIGP #CodeGate Story? Internal Audit may provide the answers

March 24, 2016

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Have you ever stared at one of those posters in an effort to see the hidden picture? The key to being able to see the image is to relax your eyes. The reason is fairly straight forward, the more you try to see something, the more you strain your eyes searching for an outline of the […]

Addressing Wiehe’s alleged accusations of being Big Foot with an agenda by Jon Hansen

September 8, 2015

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By now you have likely read my previous post A Material Change at SciQuest?, in which I shared with you the information I had received from multiple sources within the company. Included were a series of audio excerpts from their recent Q2 Scoop session. Another of the excerpts – which you will be able to access by clicking […]

Missouri says goodbye to the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

August 7, 2015

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In my June 2nd post Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow?, I shared the news that the State had decided to begin using NAICS instead of the NIGP taxonomy. While some have questioned whether a transition to UNSPSC would have been a better move, the underlying focus of the […]