Browsing All posts tagged under »Software as a Service«

The reemergence of a recognized brand by Jon Hansen

July 3, 2014


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. […]

Don’t Let Your Implementation Become a ‘Debacle’ by Kelly Barner

November 7, 2013


Editor’s Note: In what is another great post from Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner, she talks about the reasons why 93% of all large technology projects fail.  While I am in agreement with the reasons she gives for these misfires, I believe that the underlying factor that ties them all together is an absence of […]

Is Ariba Still On-Demand? For shareholders and execs the answer is yes but . . . (The Ariba Interviews Revisited)

September 13, 2012


Shortly after taking to the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network in the Spring of 2009, I had both the unique opportunity and pleasure of interviewing Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Minahan as well as their CFO Ahmed Rubaie. The shows, which originally aired on April 16th, 2009 (There’s a slow, slow train […]

Virginia’s eProcurement Bureau Director to provide the client point of view with a regular column in the Procurement Insights Blog

August 28, 2012


The first time I had the pleasure of talking with Bob Sievert back in August 2007 was when he contacted me regarding a then recent post titled The Ariba Interviews: Re-engineering the Future of On-Demand? After introducing himself and sharing with me a brief overview of Virginia’s eVA initiative, Bob asked if I would be interested […]

Minahan observation obvious, but should not be discounted coming from a software vendor

August 7, 2010


“Bottomline: I agree that buyers and sellers need to put more commitment into their collaboration oaths. But online negotiation tools and collaboration can not only peacefully co-exist but actually can enhance one another.” Tim Minahan comment in Commitment Matters Blog, August 6th, 2010 I for one have enjoyed the posts on Tim Cummins Commitment Matters […]

A Revenue Positive Business Model in Public Sector Purchasing (Part 1)

February 16, 2010


The core “philosophy” behind the New Public Management or “NPM” concept (which has been part of the government lexicon since the 1980s), is the belief that a “market orientation in the public sector will lead to greater cost-efficiency for governments, without having negative side effects on other objectives and considerations.” While there may be merit […]

The Emptoris Evolution: A Vision of Planned Continuity

September 26, 2009


As the business mainstream begins to look for new avenues of driving both efficiencies and savings in their supply chain practice, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors are coming into their own as the only real alternative to the traditional, and largely ineffective ERP-based solution providers. This has prompted a migration of sorts for Tier One giants such […]

(Guest Post) Why Optimization Matters: Moving Beyond Price Driven Auctions

May 6, 2009


By Dr. Olga Raskina, Lead Scientist, Emptoris This article is the first in a three-part series of guest articles on optimization by Dr. Olga Raskina, Lead Scientist, with Emptoris, the supply and contract management solutions provider. As the Lead Scientist for Emptoris and someone who spends a great deal of time focusing on the impact […]

SmoothSpan Blog’s Coverage of PI Window on Business “Cloud” Broadcast Provides Interesting Perspective

May 4, 2009


Although Bob Warfield was not able to participate in the actual April 30 broadcast “Cloud Computing in the SaaS World,” he did have an opportunity to listen to the on-demand interview in its entirety, and subsequently write about the discussion at some length this past Friday. For those of you who may not be as […]

PI Window on Business: April 30, 2009 “Cloud Computing in the SaaS World” Episode Now Available On-Demand (

April 30, 2009


If you did not have the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of today’s show “Cloud Computing in the SaaS World,” we are pleased to provide you with an On-Demand replay. Simply use the following “Cloud Computing” link to access the Episode Replay directly from the PI Window on Business Show Page. Also visit […]