Browsing All posts tagged under »SAP Procurement for Public Sector«

Five thought provoking and controversial white papers available when you subscribe to the PI Supply Chain Resource Library

June 22, 2011

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Over the years I have been engaged to do research and then write about specific areas of procurement.  This has included my government funded work relative to the utilization of an agent-based model in the development of a web-based, on-demand platform back in 1998, to commodity characteristic analysis and ERP vendor studies. Suffice to say […]

Supply Chain Finance (Part 3): How A Misdirected Overemphasis On Process Undermines Best Value Purchasing

March 7, 2011

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In the previous installment in this series, I talked about the fact that it has became abundantly clear that addressing the challenges that vendors face when they decide to pursue government contracts, is not something that can be solved from the supplier side of the equation. For example, and citing the AMEX study results yet […]

About.com’s Martin Murray’s post “Non-Profit Organization Suing ERP Supplier” A Sign of the Times?

August 25, 2009

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In a white paper that I had written in 2007 titled “SAP Procurement for Public Sector” I had highlighted how the challenges with failed ERP-centric initiatives extended beyond the public sector to include the private sector.  The difference as one senior Colgate-Palmolive executive told me shortly after scrapping a failed program was that “unlike the […]

Oracle launches sourcing software on demand: Why market adaptability may ultimately derail the transition (Part 2)

April 14, 2009

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“Recognizing that adoption or end-user compliance is one of the main barriers to a successful program, the ability for project champions to leverage user comfort with known applications such as Excel to access certain functions within the SAP architecture could stimulate stakeholder buy-in, at least internally. By promoting the utilization of SAP through a familiar, […]