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Getting the facts from SciQuest is Like Waiting for Guffman by Jon Hansen

February 24, 2015

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SciQuest shares rise after Q4 earnings beat estimates “The company added 17 new customers during the quarter.” As you already know, and since I started covering them in 2005, I have experienced a growing skepticism regarding any information that comes out of SciQuest.  Here is the link to my most recent SciQuest posts. All this being […]

Audit tendering process will force procurement professionals to go beyond traditional boundaries by Jon Hansen

January 22, 2015

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Traditionally I have not been a fan of press releases.  This of course should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time. Generally speaking, press or news (and I use the word “news” loosely here) releases, are little more than self-serving flatulations of meaningless proclamations, designed to […]

Webinar | The procurement team of the future

November 25, 2014

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Prior to leaving for the Virginia 2014 Forum in which I was the moderator for a panel discussion on Leveraging The Power of Procurement, I had the opportunity to serve as the moderator for Proxima’s The Procurement Team of The Future webinar. To sign up to watch the on-demand webinar, which discusses the changing role […]

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 […]

Procurement’s Top 30 Under 30 and Proxima Webinar on HBR Article highlight a busy week by Jon Hansen

May 27, 2014

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The next couple of days are going to be both busy and interesting. On Thursday I am serving as moderator for the Proxima Webinar that will welcome an international guest panel to discuss the recent Harvard Business Review article that was written by the company’s CEO Matthew Eatough titled “Leaders Can No Longer Afford to […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same . . . at least in the world of procurement by Jon Hansen

April 25, 2014

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I doubt that when French novelist Alphonse Karr coined the phase the more things change, the more they stay the same, he was thinking about procurement.  Based upon a March 27th, 2014 Harvard Business Review article by Proxima CEO Matthew Eatough, Karr would not be unique in this regard.  In fact if you accept the […]