Browsing All posts tagged under »Spend Management«

But You Can’t Say That, or Why Do I Write What I Write?

January 15, 2016


Someone recently asked me why I write what I write? My initial response was to say something reminiscent of the sentiments expressed by George Leigh Mallory regarding why he climbed Mount Everest . . . because it is there. In short, I write because I love to write. However – and this is just my viewpoint, […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 4: Rosslyn Analytics Adaptive Intelligence Reflects Scientific Principles

October 31, 2012


Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 4 with 7,607 reads, was written on January 27th, 2010.  What makes the ranking of this post interesting is that […]

My series on the history of spend management and evolution from traditional ERP solutions has attracted record numbers in terms of readers . . .

September 21, 2011


When COUPA asked me to write a multi-part series on the history of spend management and the evolution from traditional ERP players to the new Titans of SaaS as I have called them, I never honestly considered nor anticipated the level of reader response.  I never do, as I have always written about those subjects […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emory University’s Decision to Implement Zycus Spend Analysis and Strategic Sourcing Solutions Noteworthy

January 19, 2010


The recent news that Zycus had cracked the education market with the announcement that Atlanta-based Emory University has decided to implement the company’s “SaaS based Spend Analysis and Strategic Sourcing solutions,” is noteworthy on many levels. One of the most demanding sectors in which the dynamics of decentralized purchasing practices at the departmental level doesn’t […]

Spend Analysis Versus Spend Management: A Guest Panel Discussion

September 17, 2009


In a September 1st, 2006 article titled “Spend Intelligence: The Next Wave of Spend Analysis” the author made the following observation: “As corporate procurement organizations are charged with securing products and services of the best quality at the lowest possible cost, their enterprises are counting on them to be much more than just “order takers.”  […]

Spend Analysis versus Spend Intelligence: More Than a Semantical Difference

August 11, 2009


I believe the phrase “spend intelligence” to be misleading. To me, it sounds like a new take or sub-segment of business intelligence software applications which offer analytics and dashboard capabilities and sit on top of existing systems of record. The problem is that spend visibility and analytics is much more complex, requiring data cleansing, rationalization, […]

Achieving Proactive Spend Management Capabilities Through Adaptive Intelligence

August 4, 2009


“Progressive business intelligence in key areas such as Spend Management should not only tell you where you have been, but also where you are or where you should be going on an adaptive basis . . . think of true business intelligence in terms of a GPS system that can provide updates on current road […]

SPONSOR NEWS: Sigma-Aldrich Selects Zycus for Global Spend Management Initiative

February 13, 2009


Princeton, NJ, February 9, 2009 – Zycus, a world leader in Spend Management solutions, today announced that Sigma-Aldrich, a leading life science and high technology company, has selected Zycus for Spend Analysis. “Through Zycus’ capabilities, we are able to quickly identify a large amount of spend for which we had not previously had visibility,” said […]