Browsing All posts tagged under »SciQuest«

Bloggers Defence Fund by Jon Hansen

October 15, 2015

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Like journalists for traditional mediums such as newspapers, bloggers are also vulnerable in terms of becoming a target of lawsuits as a means of inhibiting their ability to cover important stories. Recently, I became the target of a $3.5 million lawsuit from a large U.S.-based company. Even though my research is sound – with corresponding reference links […]

Further Review of SciQuest video reveals contradictions that raise more questions by Jon Hansen

October 4, 2015

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Having watched and listened repeatedly to the 55 minute SciQuest Q2 Scoop video, and reviewing my corresponding 33 pages of notes, further contradictions in terms of SciQuest’s SLAPP and subsequent $3.5 million lawsuit have come to light. On page 18, point 46 of the SLAPP document, SciQuest contends that my November 28th, 2014 post titled […]

A Material Change at SciQuest? by Jon Hansen

September 6, 2015

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Analysts, however, didn’t share his unwavering confidence, with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co, Inc’s Tom Roderick asking what assurances Wiehe could offer that implementation issues didn’t contribute to the contract dispute. “How much comfort do you have that we won’t see this sort of situation replicated with other large bodies?” he asked. Wiehe repeatedly insisted Colorado […]

We interrupt this SciQuest Series . . . by Jon Hansen

August 26, 2015

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Analysts, however, didn’t share his unwavering confidence, with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co, Inc’s Tom Roderick asking what assurances Wiehe could offer that implementation issues didn’t contribute to the contract dispute. “How much comfort do you have that we won’t see this sort of situation replicated with other large bodies?” he asked. Wiehe repeatedly insisted Colorado […]

The SciQuest SLAPP: The Howard Post Continued by Jon Hansen

August 25, 2015

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Before I delve into the remaining points of SciQuest’s contention with my August 3rd post Assessing former CFO Rudy Howard’s departure: Is SciQuest’s Wiehe looking for true leaders or puppets?, I want to let you know that we are still in the process of trying to upload the entire 26 page document. As promised, and as […]

A SciQuest SLAPP . . . A Matter Of An Intended Action? by Jon Hansen

August 22, 2015

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When I received the letter from SciQuest last Friday threatening legal action for the allegedly libelous commentary of this blog regarding their company, I immediately shared it with you in my post SciQuest Fights Back: A Case of David and Goliath? In that post, I indicated that I stand by my research and what I have written. […]

SciQuest Fights Back: A Case of David and Goliath? by Jon Hansen

August 14, 2015

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Earlier this afternoon I received the following letter from SciQuest’s lawyers regarding my coverage of the company. I will let you read the letter first, and then share with you my response. Here was my reply: Thank you for your letter dated August 13th, 2015. I will be equally succinct; I stand by my research […]

Weinberger HBR article overthinks the solutions to paid content challenges by Jon Hansen

August 13, 2015

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In his July 22nd, 2013 Harvard Business Review article “The Ethics of Using Paid Content in Journalism“, David Weinberger talks about a paper that in my opinion unnecessarily complicates the challenges associated with what is or is not acceptable, in terms of paid content or native advertising. I am not suggesting that his text is in and of […]

Spend Matters Sells Out by Jon Hansen

August 12, 2015

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In my July 29th post Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence?, I raised a question that seemed to have struck a nerve with many professionals – both within and external to the procurement world. Included in the numerous points that I had raised, was the link to a humorous, but nonetheless accurate, commentary by John Oliver, […]

The Ohio Effect: Why SciQuest’s condition may be terminal by Jon Hansen

August 7, 2015

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Word on the street has it that after three years with little success and much frustration, Ohio is looking for an alternative to the SciQuest “sandwich model” they have been using. At the heart of the problem is the fact that the SciQuest method for catalog creation and maintenance is both complicated and costly. This […]