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Life Lessons That You Never Forget

November 15, 2019

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On December 1st, it will have been 18 years since I was forced to assume the Presidency of the public company that acquired my company for $12 million. It was probably one of the most challenging times in my life as I never wanted to be President of a publicly-traded company, nor have the responsibilities […]

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January 22, 2019

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A Questionable Quote

August 18, 2016

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Everywhere I turn lately I am seeing quotes from anyone and everyone, so I thought that I would jump on the bandwagon from a procurement standpoint. Are these wise words I am am sharing based on my many, many, many (well you get the idea) . . . years of personal experience? While I can’t […]

For the majority of procurement professionals, does technology really matter?

November 25, 2015

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Or to put it in a less eloquent and more direct fashion . . . just shut up and deliver, and in the process enable me to do a better job without my having to hear and think about you.

Still Waters Run Deep: A Profile of cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali by Jon Hansen

May 5, 2015

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One of the most exciting elements of Procurement Insights’ New Wave Companies Program, is that it does not provide an expansive list of vendors or, attempt to fall back on the familiar features, functions, benefits framework of the past.  Let’s face it, the myriad of lists and quadrants over the years have done little in […]

Coupa Inspire ’14 Kicks Off With a Bang by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2014

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As someone who has from the very beginning loved all things social media whether it be Internet radio and television, chat rooms and webinars or social networking forums, when I received the e-mail inviting me to tune into the Live Ustream broadcast of Coupa Inspire ’14 I was immediately interested. Let’s face it, while face-to-face […]

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

November 7, 2013

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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 […]

Welcome to the new era of configurable private label eProcurement solutions (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

September 23, 2013

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Up until my conversation with Merx’s Paul Bodnoff, the thought of using the terms private label and eProcurement solutions in the same sentence would have never crossed my mind. In fact, when I think of private label products I am instantly reminded of Dave Nichols’ President’s Choice brand which, similar to Kleenex becoming the calling […]

BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: A tale of two takeovers! By Jon Hansen

September 20, 2013

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In business as in life, timing is everything. No sooner had I completed a 2-Part guest post for the Buyers Meeting Point Blog (Part 1 and Part 2), regarding the recent news that SciQuest had acquired CombineNet, and this morning I receive word from our newest sponsor Xchanging that they have acquired MarketMaker 4 (MM4), a […]

Is there such a thing as “Big Data” blindness? (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

September 9, 2013

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With the growing buzz surrounding “BIG DATA” I cannot help but wonder what it all means and whether or not it is the side effect of unbridled data accumulation and over-reliance as opposed to delivering increased decision-making capabilities re volume versus true intelligence. The authors of the book Big Data raised this question in a […]