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Substance over sizzle: Can Elcom replicate its success with Scotland? by Jon Hansen

October 17, 2013


As many of you already know, beyond this blog I have written 5 books in total – two of which were as a ghostwriter.  Remind me to tell you one day why I prefer the anonymity of assuming the ghostwriter persona. In the meantime, I think that it is safe to say that I know […]

It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2013


“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is a song by the rock band R.E.M. No, this hasn’t become a music blog – especially given the fact that I can’t carry a tune to save my life! However, the above referenced lyrics are more than appropriate in terms […]

Assimilating Innovation (Part 2 of 3): Does Steve Sabol bias govern industry bloggers coverage? by Jon Hansen

April 15, 2013


In 1969 Steve Sabol produced a 22-minute review of Super Bowl III for NFL Films. In his pro-National Football League stance, Sabol focused more on the sore-armed Johnny Unitas’s valiant effort to rally Baltimore than on how the Jets made good on Joe Namath’s victory guarantee and beat the Colts, 16-7. Sabol, the president of […]

The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Source One

February 11, 2013


Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this fifth installment of […]

Take The Source One Procurement Professional Survey

July 26, 2012


Thanks for taking the time to complete our Procurement Professional Survey. We value your feedback. Your response will help us conduct research into the current perception of Procurement’s value to internal organizations and will help us to publish information on how savings initiatives are tracked. If you choose to provide your contact information, you will […]

The Evolution of Strategic Sourcing by Joe Payne

June 1, 2012


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit in on some roundtables at the Corporate United Synergy conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The majority of attendees were strategic sourcing and procurement professionals primarily focused on indirect spend categories, many at companies with $1 billion or more in annual sales. The underlying theme of most […]

With the announcement of powerful, social network-oriented updates will critical mainstream pundits finally see WhyAbe as something more than a small offering from a boutique firm?

March 28, 2012


New enhancements benefit both the buying community and the suppliers that service them.  The free site just added new ways for its users to benefit from registering. Buyers may now increase the exposure of their event by sharing it via social media links plugins to sites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and more.  Suppliers can use […]

Procurement Insights Exclusive: Taking An Advanced Look at the New Book by Source One’s Dorn and Payne

October 6, 2011


A funny thing about momentum . . . it has a kind of unique way of feeding off of itself to the point of gaining a critical mass that affords one with opportunities they might not normally have had. From exclusive interviews with senior executives to breaking news tips, having the real inside track on […]

Oracle launches sourcing software on demand: As life imitates art, so too does business imitate politics (Part 1)

April 13, 2009


“. . . this white paper will focus on the onerous costing structure of “traditional” enterprise software vendors like Ariba, SAP and Oracle, and their consistently high implementation failure rates, as two of the primary reasons for their pending migration to the SaaS world. In the process, I will present the findings that support my […]

Riding the Crest of a New Wave: How the Original SaaS Companies Have Gained the Upper Hand (A Procurement Insights Knowledge Leadership Publication)

March 20, 2009


Out In Front of the Paradigm Shift “With tier one vendors such as Ariba and SAP moving into the SaaS space, a model upon which organizations such as Source One’s reputation and business have been built, it is in effect an admission that the traditional licensing model does not work. Because of what can only […]