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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 […]

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, […]

Is selling the company before it is too late SciQuest’s only option? by Jon Hansen

August 3, 2015

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“I have enjoyed reading your notes on Sciquest. Seems like the only way the stock can go up at this point is if they sell the company because the fundamentals of their higher education segment sound like they are getting worse! Do you have any sense for the Board of directors and whether they are […]

SciQuest: The BIG DIP or The BIG SLEEP? by Jon Hansen

July 31, 2015

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The following is an exchange I had with a reader on Skype regarding SciQuest’s release of their 2nd Quarter results: Reader: SciQuest stock took a big dip after the 2nd Qtr results were released JWH: No kidding . . . as soon as I read it early this morning the first thing that came to my […]

What’s on the menu? Should industry analysts and bloggers have to reveal their revenue source? by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2015

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“Analyst objectivity and accuracy is an issue that is frequently debated. Much of the criticism appears to focus on the business relationships between analysts and the technology providers that are the subjects of their research. In short, analyst firms often rely heavily on revenues from the technology providers they cover.”* In yesterday’s post, I revealed the […]

What do Ariba and SciQuest have in common? by Jon Hansen

July 28, 2015

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I have received numerous comments regarding my last couple of posts, particularly as it relates to a free press and the prevalence of native advertising or content. You should check out the John Oliver commentary on native advertising through the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_F5GxCwizc In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]

SciQuest Stock: A falling knife or, a temporary point of resistance before a new high? by Jon Hansen

July 27, 2015

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“Those who try to catch a falling knife only get hurt.” – old Wall Street adage In a recent Nasdaq website article titled The 5 Biggest Stock Market Myths, reference was made to a study which concluded that “Most market prognosticators are notoriously inaccurate.”  The article also went on to say that with the advent of […]