Browsing All posts tagged under »Peter Smith«

Moving vendors from order takers to strategic innovation providers (Procurement Foundry Special)

November 20, 2019

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When it comes to the topic of vendor innovation, a story by Peter Smith continues to stand out years later.

Should procurement have a say in terms of its organization’s sales strategy? by Jon Hansen

December 9, 2014

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Dating back to my post on July 9th 2007 titled Public Sector Procurement and the Walmart Effect I have, throughout the years, made many references to the Vlasic Pickles – Walmart story While I viewed the now famous case from the perspective of the old adversarial you get what you negotiate not what you deserve approach […]

Rosslyn Analytics Makes The Mayor of Detroit An Offer He May Not Be Able To Refuse by Jon Hansen

September 9, 2014

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“Detroit has been spending on average $100 million more than it has taken in for each of the past five years. The city’s $11 billion in unsecured debt includes $6 billion in health and other retirement benefits and $3 billion in retiree pensions for its 20,000 city pensioners, who are slated to receive less than 10 […]

The reemergence of a recognized brand by Jon Hansen

July 3, 2014

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It has been a while since we last heard from Rosslyn Analytics, a company whose intelligence sharing platform empowered buyers in a way that  forever changed the industry’s view of data mining and its practical utilization in the purchasing decision-making process.  In short, Rosslyn was efficiently managing big data before we called it big data. […]

Where is procurement headed in the 21st Century . . . the answer can be found in a ketchup bottle by Jon Hansen

May 29, 2014

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I have to say that I have moderated and/or hosted everything from conferences to webinars, and of course my show on Blog Talk Radio – which will soon air its 900th episode. All of them by and large have been fun and for the most part, memorable for different reasons.  Being the moderator/host for today’s […]

When the light goes on: How cloudBuy sees the world differently by Jon Hansen

April 29, 2014

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Similar to our other New Wave 2014 organizations, there were a number of reasons why we selected cloudBuy as a company to watch this year. From their relationship with Visa through which they are able to address the challenges that smaller suppliers face in terms of over 90 receivables that no longer support their operating […]

The Bandwagon Effect or why Spend Matters coverage of Coupa speaks to the growing creditability gap of “traditional” industry pundits by Jon Hansen

October 3, 2013

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Back on September 18th, 2008 in a post titled “Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity” I gave a review of the Coupa solution.  I outlined in detail why I believed that the company would become a major player in the then not too distant future.  Sharing the news of my belief in the company’s inevitable […]

Does the UK’s new Crown Commercial Service represent the future of public sector procurement? by Jon Hansen

July 24, 2013

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A corporate-style overhaul of the way the government buys up to £12bn of goods and services will be announced today as ministers try to use the spur of austerity to change the way Whitehall operates and make savings of around £1bn a year. from the  July 23rd, 2013 Financial Times article Business-style agency to run […]

Did industry analysts turn a blind eye to long-standing problems? by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2013

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BPM estimates the dollar loss at “tens of billions” each year as a result of obsolete, redundant and unused software . . . The court fights that preceded word Monday that Oracle and PeopleSoft finally agreed to merge shed some light on software companies’ knowledge of enterprise software’s failings. The gems unearthed include this Microsoft […]

A Canadian view of the NHS procurement controversy in the UK (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

April 19, 2013

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“Of $4 billion NHS spent in 2009 on health service projects and innovation, only $224 million had impact on patient care, chasm must be closed” The above was my response to Bob Hudson, whose article “Annulling competition rules is the most important NHS battleground” appeared in the guardian on April 2nd. It has been suffice […]