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Money and brains is a dangerous combination . . . for COUPA’s competitors

February 15, 2011


“Adoption of the Coupa Cloud Spend Management Platform exploded in 2010 with monthly recurring revenue growing 156% year-over-year, placing Coupa among the fastest-growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.” Terms such as developer of category-disrupting cloud spend management (CSM) solutions, delivering a level of visibility and control over spending that never existed before through innovations such as consolidated […]

Spend Intelligence: A Matter of Thought Versus Knowledge

February 3, 2011


As Lord Acton said, historical thought is far more important than historical knowledge. Historical thought is using the lessons of history to understand the present and to make decisions for the future. In other words, it was by using history as an analytical tool and making use of the lessons of history that our founders […]

Rosslyn Analytics: Disruptive Innovation and the Emergence of a New Titan

February 2, 2011


A disruptive innovation is an innovation that disrupts an existing market. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by lowering price or designing for a different set of consumers. from Wikipedia In June 2009 I […]

A Sycophants Waltz? Why One Can’t Get a Straight Answer from Jason Busch?

May 21, 2010


I must admit that I was surprised by the kerfuffle surrounding my suggestion that Jason Busch might on perhaps one or two points of opinion surrounding topics such as spend intelligence be out of touch.  Wait for it . . . did the world just stop rotating on its axis? If you recall from a […]

Spend Intelligence and Botox . . . is the term spend intelligence fluff or, worse yet, misleading?

April 15, 2010


Since releasing the following PI Inquisitive Eye TV segment on the legitimacy of the term “Spend Intelligence” earlier this week, there have been in excess of 1,000 views. What is noteworthy is that this particular subject seems to have hit a nerve with readers, listeners and now viewers, reflective of the level of interest that […]

New Rosslyn Analytics White Paper To Be Released Next Week

April 7, 2010


As you know I have been covering Rosslyn Analytics since early January (although they were on my radar screen well before then). In the two articles that I have written, January 27th, 2010 – Rosslyn Analytics Adaptive Intelligence Reflects Scientific Principles and, March 18th, 2010 – Rosslyn Analytics: Find a Need and Fill IT! I […]

Jason Busch’s Rant part of another interesting week in the world of procurement

March 25, 2010


With an undertone of  an “you are ugly and your mother dresses you funny” admonishment, I once again found myself on the receiving end of a Jason Busch rant. For those of you who may not remember, Jason took umbrage when I had made the suggestion in a May 21st, 2009 article regarding the Emptoris […]

Spend Intelligence & Botox – PI Inquisitive Eye (Television Unscripted)

March 21, 2010


“Spend intelligence takes spend analysis a step further. It enables the enterprise to take what it knows from the spend data it has gathered and use it to act on forward-thinking initiatives. In other words, spend intelligence provides actionable information.” While some industry pundits have expressed the opinion that the reference to “spend intelligence” is […]

Rosslyn Analytics: Find A Need and Fill IT!

March 18, 2010


Ruth Stafford Peale, wife of The Power of Positive Thinking author, Norman Vincent Peale is credited with the famous quote “Find a need and fill it!” Powerful and insightful in its very simplicity, it’s true meaning is surprisingly and consistently overlooked by the majority of organizations – especially those within the world of high tech […]

Rosslyn Analytics Adaptive Intelligence Reflects Scientific Principles

January 27, 2010


The journal seeks to transform data analysis into a competent tool for scientific research and engineering applications, and to distinguish it from mere data processing. Unlike data processing, which relies on established procedures and parameters, data analysis encompasses in-depth study in order to extract physical understanding. A further distinction the journal makes is the need […]